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  • WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18: U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) speaks while flanked by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) (L), and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) during a news conference on violence against women, on December 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Democratic female Senators discussed a domestic violence protection bill and have called on the House to pass it before Congress recesses at end of the year.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Claire McCaskill: Police Have Suspect In Ricin Mailing

    By HENRY C. JACKSON 04/17/13 08:34 AM ET EDT AP
    WASHINGTON — Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.
    “The person that […]

  • VIDEO: Marco Rubio’s Sunday show rounds in 3 minutes

    VIDEO: Marco Rubio’s Sunday show rounds in 3 minutes

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, made the rounds Sunday morning, appearing on nearly every talk show. He discussed immigration, impending gun-control legislation, and his criticism of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba.

  • Crowds of immigrants protest in favor of comprehensive immigration reform while on the West side of Capitol Hill in Washington, April 10, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

    Senate plan deports illegal immigrants entering U.S. after 2011

    Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:07pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – Senators crafting an immigration bill have agreed that foreigners who crossed the U.S. border illegally would be deported if they entered the United States after December 31, 2011, a congressional aide said on […]

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  • Senate votes to open debate on gun control

    Senate votes to open debate on gun control

    By John Whitesides and David Lawder (Reuters)| Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:13pm EDT
    WASHINGTON – The Senate cleared the way on Thursday for an emotional, weeks-long debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block […]

  • Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) (R) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) (L) hold a news conference on background checks for firearms on Capitol Hill in Washington April 10, 2013.
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    Key senators announce deal on background checks for gun buyers

    By John Whitesides and Richard Cowan (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:56am EDT
    WASHINGTON – A Democratic and a Republican senator said on Wednesday they had struck a deal to expand background checks for gun buyers, boosting prospects for passage […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on measures to reduce gun violence, at the University of Hartford in Connecticut April 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Jason Reed

    Obama budget targets millionaires, replaces sequester cuts

    By Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason (Reuters) | Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:01am EDT
    WASHINGTON – The White House on Wednesday proposed a budget that sharply trims the U.S. deficit over three years by forcing millionaires to pay more in taxes […]

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  • VIDEO: Obama on background checks: ‘We need a vote’

    VIDEO: Obama on background checks: ‘We need a vote’

    VIDEO | President Obama delivered an impassioned and urgent plea in West Hartford, Conn., Monday evening for swift action, asking a state still shaken by the Newtown school massacre why there isn’t more support in Congress for gun control legislation.

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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)

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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)

     

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  • 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 […]

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