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Bill Clinton Calls Edward Snowden an ‘Imperfect Messenger’

Bill Clinton Calls Edward Snowden an ‘Imperfect Messenger’

ABC News(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been characterized as a traitor, a hacker and a whistleblower. Bill Clinton prefers to think of him as an “imperfect messenger.”The former president — who in previous interview…

Lawmakers to Christie: Turn Over Internal Docs in Bridge Scandal

Lawmakers to Christie: Turn Over Internal Docs in Bridge Scandal

Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — The New Jersey legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane-closures wants to see the documents, notes and recordings used by Gov. Chris Christie’s attorneys to compile it…

John Kerry: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

John Kerry: ‘I May Fail – I Don’t Care’

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry defiantly defended his diplomatic efforts, saying that while ambitious, they were better than doing nothing.While the purpos…

US Tells Iran It’s UN Envoy Pick Is ‘Not Viable’

US Tells Iran It’s UN Envoy Pick Is ‘Not Viable’

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House has rejected Iran’s pick for its new U.N. envoy in New York because of his alleged participation in the 1979 Tehran hostage crisis. Spokesman Jay Carney Tuesday said selection of the Iranian d…

‘Good Guy’ Vance McAllister Dismissed Socializing Before Kiss Video

‘Good Guy’ Vance McAllister Dismissed Socializing Before Kiss Video

US Congress(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., projected a family man persona to win an election. But his idealized campaign ads clearly didn’t show the whole picture. Just 20 days after publicly boasting about his “good guy&rdquo…

Voters to Decide If Apopka Mayor John Land, 93, Should Get Another Term

Voters to Decide If Apopka Mayor John Land, 93, Should Get Another Term

Mayor John Land/Facebook(APOPKA, Fla.) — At 93 years old, Mayor John Land of Apopka, Fla., is asking voters for another term Tuesday.Aside from a two-year break, Land has held the top job in the Orlando suburb since 1949 and has the distinction of bei…

Eric Holder Wishes Critic ‘Good Luck with Your Asparagus’ After Testy Exchange

Eric Holder Wishes Critic ‘Good Luck with Your Asparagus’ After Testy Exchange

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Watching a congressional hearing usually amounts to the civic duty equivalent of eating your vegetables, but one House hearing Tuesday dished out some drama (if not comedy) for dessert.After getting grilled …

Blackwater Named in State Department Probe

Blackwater Named in State Department Probe

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The controversial private security firm formerly known as Blackwater received $1 billion in funds that the State Department did not properly keep track of, a department inspector general report found.While B…

Senate Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension, But Fate Uncertain in House

Senate Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension, But Fate Uncertain in House

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The Senate passed a bill Monday to temporarily extend unemployment insurance for five months, but it remains unclear whether the bill will face a vote in the House of Representatives.The Senate voted 59-38 on the…

Senate Votes to Stop New Iranian Envoy to UN from Entering US

Senate Votes to Stop New Iranian Envoy to UN from Entering US

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Senate unanimously passed a measure Monday that would prevent one of the organizers of the 1979 U.S. Embassy seizure in Tehran, Iran from entering the U.S.Hamid Aboutalebi, who belonged to a student grou…

Dems Criticize Former CIA Director for Calling Feinstein ‘Emotional’

Dems Criticize Former CIA Director for Calling Feinstein ‘Emotional’

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats criticized former CIA Director Michael Hayden Monday after he suggested Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, may have been motivated to declassify a report …

George W. Bush, Bill Clinton Take in NCAA Finals

George W. Bush, Bill Clinton Take in NCAA Finals

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Clinton-Bush post-presidency lovefest took on a new dimension Monday night as another former president — George W. Bush — joined Bill Clinton for the NCAA men’s basketball final in …

Can Bill Clinton Boost Congressional Hopes of Son-In-Law’s Mom?

Can Bill Clinton Boost Congressional Hopes of Son-In-Law’s Mom?

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Eleven years ago, President Bill Clinton took to the campaign trail in an effort to help vulnerable Pennsylvania Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky hold on to her House seat.At a December 1993 entitlement s…

Nancy Pelosi Says Breitbart-Altered Pic of Her Twerking Is ‘Tasteless’

Nancy Pelosi Says Breitbart-Altered Pic of Her Twerking Is ‘Tasteless’

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — The conservative-leaning website Breitbart News took some heat on Monday for a new ad campaign featuring a bizarre depiction of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.The ad features an altered image of the Calif…

“Duck Dynasty”-Backed Congressman ‘Very Sorry’ for Kissing Staffer

“Duck Dynasty”-Backed Congressman ‘Very Sorry’ for Kissing Staffer

US Congress(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Vance McAllister, the married freshman lawmaker who is captured on video making out with his district scheduler, asks for forgiveness and privacy as he owned up to kissing his staffer.“There’s no doubt I&rsqu…

Kentucky Governor Wagers Whiskey — A Lot of It — on NCAA Championship

Kentucky Governor Wagers Whiskey — A Lot of It — on NCAA Championship

Chip Somodevilla/Alex WongGetty Images(NEW YORK) — When the University of Kentucky and University of Connecticut go head to head in Monday night’s NCAA title basketball game, it won’t just be a trophy that’s on the line.Kentucky Gov….

White House Won’t Ban Selfies

White House Won’t Ban Selfies

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — Samsung and the Boston Red Sox’s biggest slugger, David Ortiz, made a major selfie blunder at the White House last week. But they haven’t ruined presidential selfies for everyone, press secretary …

Scott Brown Finally ‘Ready to Make a Big Decision’

Scott Brown Finally ‘Ready to Make a Big Decision’

United States Congress(BOSTON) — Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator who has his eye on a political comeback, sent an e-mail message to supporters on Monday: It was an announcement of an announcement.“After spending the last month visi…

Obama: High School Must Be ‘More Exciting, More Relevant’

Obama: High School Must Be ‘More Exciting, More Relevant’

The White House(BLADENSBURG, Md.) — President Obama arrived at Bladensburg High School in Maryland on Monday with a $7 million gift. The school is one of 24 announced as winners of the administration’s Youth CareerConnect grants, awards to schoo…

Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Frenzy: 4 Days, 3 States and $$$

Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Frenzy: 4 Days, 3 States and $$$

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton’s biography ends with the phrase “TBD,” but that doesn’t mean she’s lying low.The former secretary of state embarks on a whirlwind speaking tour of the West Coast thi…

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