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  • U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference following a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona March 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Samantha Sais   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)

    Immigration bill expected this week, senators say

    Sun Apr 7, 2013 12:13pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – A bill to overhaul the immigration system would likely be completed by the end of this week, two senior senators said on Sunday.
    Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York said that senators […]

  • Obama Responds To Budget Criticism: Proposed Budget Not His ‘Ideal Plan’

    Obama Responds To Budget Criticism: Proposed Budget Not His ‘Ideal Plan’

    By JIM KUHNHENN 04/06/13 12:30 PM ET EDT –
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some […]

  • Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

    Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

    JOSH LEDERMAN – Associated Press – ‎Saturday‎, ‎April‎ ‎6‎, ‎2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own […]

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  • Bernie Sanders Will Do ‘Everything In His Power’ To Block Obama Budget’s Social Security Cuts

    Bernie Sanders Will Do ‘Everything In His Power’ To Block Obama Budget’s Social Security Cuts

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday aggressively pushed back on President Barack Obama’s budget proposal, calling it a “bitter disappointment” and promising that the entitlement cuts contained in the plan wouldn’t pass under his watch. “I am terribly disappointed and […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama (C) smiles as he prepares to board Marine One to a Democratic fund raiser in San Francisco April 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Obama budget to offer program cuts, seek deficit deal

    By Mark Felsenthal (Reuters) | Fri Apr 5, 2013 3:01am EDT
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will offer cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs in a budget proposal aimed at swaying Republicans to compromise on a deficit-reduction deal, a […]

  • VIDEO: Exclusive: Fla. Ex-Lt. Gov. Talks Resignation

    VIDEO: Exclusive: Fla. Ex-Lt. Gov. Talks Resignation

    Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll said Thursday she had no idea law enforcement was investigating a veterans charity accused of running illegal slot machine-style casinos until two agents walked into her office last month. (April 4)

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  • Pot Legalization Draws Majority Support Nationwide

    Pot Legalization Draws Majority Support Nationwide

    A national Pew Research Center poll released Thursday shows the majority of Americans support pot legalization 52 percent to 45 percent, with 72 percent who say that the cost of federal law enforcement efforts are not worth it.
    The results mark […]

  • John Kerry To Donate Part Of Salary

    John Kerry To Donate Part Of Salary

    By BRADLEY KLAPPER 04/04/13 02:06 PM ET EDT –
    WASHINGTON — The richest member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet is giving back some salary, too, in the spirit of government-wide spending cuts.
    A day after Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck […]

  • Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary

    Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary

    By JOSH LEDERMAN 04/03/13 10:57 PM ET EDT –
    WASHINGTON — Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from […]

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  • Obama Presses For Gun Control In Colorado:

    Obama Presses For Gun Control In Colorado:

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday appealed for common sense in the debate over gun control legislation, and urged Americans to read the proposals for themselves.
    Citizens need to “get the facts,” Obama said at the Denver Police Academy in […]

  • Chuck Hagel, the twenty-fourth U.S. Secretary of Defense, delivers remarks after being ceremonially sworn in by US Vice President Joe Biden March 14, 2013 during ceremonies at the Pentagon. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chuck Hagel Pay Cut: U.S. Defense Secretary Taking Voluntary Hit

    WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will take a voluntary pay cut as a show of solidarity with Pentagon employees who will have to take unpaid time off over the coming months, a Defense Department spokesman said […]

  • Obama launches initiative to study human brain

    Obama launches initiative to study human brain

    By Scott Wilson, Tuesday, April 2, 7:51 AM
    President Obama on Tuesday outlined a government-sponsored initiative to map the human brain, casting the proposal as a way to discover new cures for neurological disease and strengthen the economy.
    “Ideas are what power […]

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  • Caroline Kennedy speaks to volunteers for U.S. President Barack Obama at the Obama for America New Hampshire Office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire November 3, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi

    Caroline Kennedy may be next U.S. ambassador to Japan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is leaning toward picking Caroline Kennedy to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, a source familiar with the process said on Monday. The 55-year-old daughter of former President John Kennedy would be the first […]

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    Immigration Reform: Business, Labor Get Deal On Worker Program, Source Says

    By ERICA WERNER 03/30/13 05:05 PM ET EDT AP
    WASHINGTON — Big business and labor have struck a deal on a new low-skilled worker program, removing the biggest hurdle to completion of sweeping immigration legislation allowing 11 million illegal immigrants […]

  • U.S. Says It Takes North Korea Threats Seriously

    U.S. Says It Takes North Korea Threats Seriously

    WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – The White House said on Saturday that it takes North Korea’s latest saber-rattling threats seriously while cautioning that Pyongyang has a long history of bellicose rhetoric.
    North Korea’s latest bout of angry rhetoric included a vow […]

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  • Republicans Launch Technology Catch-Up Effort To Challenge Obama Advantage

    Republicans Launch Technology Catch-Up Effort To Challenge Obama Advantage

    By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS 03/28/13 08:14 PM ET EDT
    WASHINGTON — Embarrassed by how the last presidential election exposed their yesteryear technology, Republicans are turning to a younger generation of tech-savvy social media experts and software designers to […]

  • Marco Rubio Joins Pledge To Filibuster Gun Legislation

    Marco Rubio Joins Pledge To Filibuster Gun Legislation

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced Thursday that he will join efforts to filibuster gun control legislation led by his colleagues Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
    “We should look for ways to keep firearms out of the hands of […]

  • Obama On Gun Violence: ‘Shame On Us If We’ve Forgotten’ Newtown

    Obama On Gun Violence: ‘Shame On Us If We’ve Forgotten’ Newtown

    By ALAN FRAM 03/28/13 05:50 PM ET EDT
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Thursday not to forget the heartbreak of the Newtown elementary school massacre and “get squishy” on tightened gun laws, though some lawmakers in his own […]

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  • Ashley Judd Will Not Run For US Senate

    Ashley Judd Will Not Run For US Senate

    Ashley Judd has announced via Twitter, Wednesday that she will not run for Senate. “After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family,” she wrote.
    Actress Ashley Judd […]

  • Senators say they expect to deliver immigration bill

    Senators say they expect to deliver immigration bill

    NOGALES, Ariz – Members of a bipartisan group of eight Senators took their quest for a deal on immigration reform to the Arizona-Mexico border on Wednesday where they said they were on track to deliver a bill when Congress resumes […]

  • David Petraeus, Former CIA Director, Apologizes For Conduct That Led To Resignation

    David Petraeus, Former CIA Director, Apologizes For Conduct That Led To Resignation

     
    LOS ANGELES — In his first public speech since resigning as head of the CIA, David Petraeus apologized for the extramarital affair that “caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters.”
    The hero of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struck […]

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  • The 10 Democratic Senators Who Still Say No

    The 10 Democratic Senators Who Still Say No

    WASHINGTON — The arc of history is moving in the direction of marriage equality, regardless of how the Supreme Court ultimately rules in a case arguing its constitutionality. Just this past week, several senators announced their own evolution on the […]

  • VIDEO: Raw: Obama Returns Home After Middle East Trip

    VIDEO: Raw: Obama Returns Home After Middle East Trip

    President Obama returned to the U.S. following a four-day trip to the Middle East. Aides said the trip aimed to reassure the region’s politicians and people, particularly in Israel, that he is committed to their security and prosperity.

  • Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Ad Blitz

    Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Ad Blitz

     

     
    NEW YORK — A new $12 million television ad campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks.
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the ad buy Saturday […]

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  • FAA To Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Because Of Budget Cuts

    FAA To Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Because Of Budget Cuts

    CHICAGO — Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration released a final list Friday of 149 air traffic control towers that it will close at small airports around the country starting […]

  • Peter King Leaks Secret Of Jordan’s Role In Capture Of Bin Laden Son-In-Law

    Peter King Leaks Secret Of Jordan’s Role In Capture Of Bin Laden Son-In-Law

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter King’s (R-N.Y.) public thanks to Jordan this month for helping capture Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law has upset a delicate U.S. government agreement to keep Jordan’s role in the operation secret, U.S. officials told The Huffington Post.
    King, […]

  • Reid To Introduce Gun Control Bill

    Reid To Introduce Gun Control Bill

    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will introduce gun control legislation Thursday night that includes a proposal for universal background checks.
    “Later tonight, I will start the process of bringing a bill to reduce gun violence to the Senate […]

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  • Senate approves funding bill to avert government shutdown …

    Senate approves funding bill to avert government shutdown …

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to avert a government shutdown next week by keeping agencies and discretionary programs funded through the fiscal year ending on September 30.

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  • Obama Congress Joke: Hot Mic

    Obama Congress Joke: Hot Mic

    Obama Congress Joke: Hot Mic Catches President Saying ‘Good To Get Away’ In Israel (VIDEO)

     

  • Harry Reid Caves On Assault Weapons Ban

    Harry Reid Caves On Assault Weapons Ban

    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday, there is minor support in the Senate to back a White House-backed bill to renew a ban against military-style assault weapons.

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  • Hillary Clinton Announces Support For Gay Marriage

    Hillary Clinton Announces Support For Gay Marriage

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s embrace of gay marriage Monday signals she may be seriously weighing a 2016 presidential run and trying to avoid the type of late-to-the-party caution that hurt her first bid.

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  • Thomas Perez, Labor Secretary

    Thomas Perez, Labor Secretary

    WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Tom Perez, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, as labor secretary – a job that would give him a key role in the administration’s efforts to raise […]

  • Struck Down As Unconstitutional

    Struck Down As Unconstitutional

    National Security Letter Gag Orders Struck Down As Unconstitutional …

     
    NEW YORK — Concluding that they suffer from “significant constitutional infirmities,” a federal district court judge in San Francisco on Thursday struck down sections of federal law that allow the FBI […]

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  • Romney Speaks At CPAC

    Romney Speaks At CPAC

    Mitt Romney first major speak since his devastating loss to President Obama four months ago. “As someone who just lost the last election, I’m probably not in the best position to chart the course for the next one,” he said. […]

  • An attendee holds an assault-style weapon at the seventh annual Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona March 12, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

    Senate panel backs new assault weapons ban

    By Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s bid to renew a ban against military-style assault weapons narrowly won the backing of the Senate Judiciary Committee and now goes to the full Senate, where it was expected to fail.
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  • Scott Prouty, ’47 Percent’ Filmmaker, Reveals Identity On ‘The Ed Show’

    Scott Prouty, ’47 Percent’ Filmmaker, Reveals Identity On ‘The Ed Show’

    NEW YORK — The man who changed the 2012 election is named Scott Prouty. The 38-year-old bartender at the Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser that doomed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign came forward Wednesday in an interview with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz.
    Scott […]

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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pauses during a Capitol Hill news conference on March 5, 2013, following a Democratic strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Democrats To Counter GOP Nominee Obstruction

    The Senate’s Democratic leaders are discussing how to counter Republican obstruction of President Barack Obama’s judicial and Cabinet nominees, Talking Points Memo reported Wednesday. The story indicated that Democrats had not yet laid out a course of action.
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  • White House On Ryan’s Budget: Math Doesn’t Add Up

    White House On Ryan’s Budget: Math Doesn’t Add Up

    BY JOSH LEDERMAN,
    The White House says the new House Republican budget outlines the wrong course for the nation.
    White House spokesman Jay Carney says the math in Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan doesn’t add up. Carney says it will […]

  • Paul Ryan Budget Ax:

    Paul Ryan Budget Ax:

    WASHINGTON — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) offered up his latest budget proposal, a plan that promises to balance the budget in 10 years by repealing President Barack Obama’s “Affordable Health Care Act” and slashing Medicare, Medicaid and […]

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