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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 […]

  • 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. [button-black […]

  • 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. [button-red text=”READ […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. [button-red text=”READ MORE” Full Story” url=”http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-immigration-hurdles-20130311,0,4603683.story”]

  • 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 [button-red text=”READ MORE” Full Story” url=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/09/ashley-judd-senate-run_n_2843852.html”]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]


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