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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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    By CHARLES […]

  • 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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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks to journalists in January about a bipartisan immigration reform effort being undertaken by eight senators. With him are Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), left, Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press / January 28, 2013)

    Senators agree on path to legal status for illegal immigrants

    Senators crafting a bipartisan overhaul of immigration laws agree on a path to legal status, aides say, but other hurdles remain.
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  • Ashley Judd Senate Run:

    Ashley Judd Senate Run:

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ashley Judd, the 44-year-old actress and social activist, has told key advisers and political figures that she is planning to announce her candidacy for U.S. Senate here this spring.
    Howard Fineman
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  • Funnyman Obama

    Funnyman Obama

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will unleash his inner funnyman when he joins political leaders and foes, journalists who cover them and media executives for a night of bipartisan satire at the 128th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner.
    03/09/13 01:44 […]

  • Gallup Blew It!

    Gallup Blew It!

    WASHINGTON — Gallup, which has long touted itself as the most trusted survey brand in the world, is facing a crisis. If Barack Obama’s reelection in November was widely considered a win for data crunchers, who had predicted the president’s […]

  • Rand Paul Gets A White House Response

    Rand Paul Gets A White House Response

    WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday, said Obama Has No Authority For Drone Strikes Against Americans On U.S. Soil. Jay Carney stated unambiguously that President Barack Obama’s drone policy, doesn’t have the legal authority to, hypothetically, […]

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  • Rand Paul Filibuster Delays Senate Vote On John Brennan

    Rand Paul Filibuster Delays Senate Vote On John Brennan

    WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – Kentucky Republican Rand Paul took the floor of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday and spoke for nearly 13 hours in an attempt to block the confirmation of John Brennan as President Barack Obama’s next CIA […]

  • Filibuster Paul Ends 13th HOUR! Almost

    Filibuster Paul Ends 13th HOUR! Almost

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced on the Senate floor Wednesday he intended to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA, citing concerns about President Barack Obama’s policy on civil liberties.
    12hrs and 50min … Paul […]

  • Budget Deal Moves Draw Skepticism From Democrats

    Budget Deal Moves Draw Skepticism From Democrats

    WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama must work with a deeply skeptical partner as he tries to undo painful spending cuts and set U.S. finances on a more sustainable course: the liberal wing of his own party.
    While Republicans […]

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  • Sequestration Causes White House To Cancel Tours

    Sequestration Causes White House To Cancel Tours

    TPM reported Tuesday: The White House announced it will cancel all public tours due to sequestration cuts.

    “Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 […]

  • Paul Ryan floats Age Hike On Medicare

    Paul Ryan floats Age Hike On Medicare

    Ryan — the House Budget Committee chairman — has privately been floating the idea of allowing his changes to Medicare to kick in for Americans younger than 56. In previous budgets, those 55 and older were exempted from his […]

  • Obama Calls Senators In Hopes Of Creating ‘Common Sense’ Caucus

    Obama Calls Senators In Hopes Of Creating ‘Common Sense’ Caucus

    Obama Calls Senators In Hopes Of Creating ‘Common Sense’ Caucus On Sequestration. President Barack Obama, is attempting to cobble together what he calls a “common-sense caucus” among lawmakers to help resolve U.S. budget woes and push his legislative agenda.

    WASHINGTON, March […]

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  • Sequestration Causing Airport Delays

    Sequestration Causing Airport Delays

    WASHINGTON — U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O’Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays in customs waiting lines as a result of automatic federal spending cuts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.
    Both of those big-city airports […]

  • Look Who’s Back … With The Blame Game

    Look Who’s Back … With The Blame Game

    Mitt Romney and Anne Romney are back with the blame game. Their loss to President Obama is everybody’s fault but their own. Mitt, there were too many Blacks and Hispanics, Obama promised them health care and other goodies. The media […]

  • President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, Friday, March 1, 2013, following a meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    The Sequester Effect

    $85 Billion in unnecessary cuts … $928 Million in disaster relief cut … CDC $289 Million cut … $175 Million Emergency Assistance for the poor cut and more ….
    Automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday are expected to touch a […]

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  • Obama meeting with Congressional leaders on sequester (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama Will Meet With Congressional Leaders Friday On Sequester

    WASHINGTON — With big, automatic budget cuts about to kick in, House Republicans are turning to mapping strategy for the next showdown just a month away, when a government shutdown instead of just a slowdown will be at stake.
    Both topics […]

  • Oscar Appearance Slammed

    Oscar Appearance Slammed

    Bill O’Reilly, Donny Deutsch Lash Out At First Lady Michelle Obama For Oscar Appearance. (VIDEO)
    Donny Deutsch appeared on Piers Morgan’s show and stated “I think you have to respect your audience enough to not impose,” Deutsch said. “The tone of […]

  • John Boehner: ‘Off Their Ass’

    John Boehner: ‘Off Their Ass’

    John Boehner: Sequester Requires Senate To Get ‘Off Their Ass’ With only a few more days to the sequester budget, John Boehner has harsh words for the Senate …

     
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