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White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim Meeting with Obama

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim Meeting with Obama

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As President Obama spoke of old “wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could ex…

Kathleen Sebelius Resignation Glitch: ‘A Page Is Missing’

Kathleen Sebelius Resignation Glitch: ‘A Page Is Missing’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — One last snafu for Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the rocky rollout of the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov: The outgoing Health and Human Services secretary found herself missing a page from her farewell speech…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Resign

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Resign

Pete Souza / The White Hous(WASHINGTON) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce Friday she is stepping down, ABC News has confirmed.The president will nominate Budget Director Sylvia Burwell to replace her.Earlier Thursda…

President Obama Celebrates Civil Rights Law

President Obama Celebrates Civil Rights Law

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Signing the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson implored Americans to “go to work in our communities and our States, in our homes and in our hearts, to eliminate the last v…

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Dodges Flying Object Onstage in Las Vegas

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Dodges Flying Object Onstage in Las Vegas

Marty Melville/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — Hillary Clinton had to duck and dodge for a moment Thursday while speaking on stage in Las Vegas. The former first lady and secretary of state was at Mandalay Bay addressing the Institute of Scrap Recycling Ind…

Bill Clinton Looks to the Past at Fundraiser for Chelsea’s Mother-In-Law

Bill Clinton Looks to the Past at Fundraiser for Chelsea’s Mother-In-Law

Scott Olson/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Marjorie Margolies’ congressional campaign got a boost from the “Big Dog” Thursday.With the May 20 primary less than six weeks away, the race for Pennsylvania’s thirteenth district is still up for g…

Scott Brown Announces New Senate Candidacy, Different State

Scott Brown Announces New Senate Candidacy, Different State

Robert Giroux/Getty Images(PORTSMOUTH, N.H.) — Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts, made it official Thursday evening, jumping into the U.S. Senate race against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Brown is attempting to get back to Washington, but thi…

Senate Candidate Spent $868 on Viral ‘Blow Your B**** Off’ Ad

Senate Candidate Spent $868 on Viral ‘Blow Your B**** Off’ Ad

Bob Quast/YouTube(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Senate race in Iowa appears to be quickly turning into a competition for which candidate can make the quirkiest campaign ad.Two weeks ago, Republican Joni Ernst unleashed the “Squeal” ad, in which t…

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls on McAllister to Resign

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls on McAllister to Resign

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Top Republicans in Louisiana, including the state’s governor, called on embattled Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister to resign Thursday in the wake of a scandal involving the congressman and …

House Panel Approves Lerner Contempt Resolution In IRS Scandal

House Panel Approves Lerner Contempt Resolution In IRS Scandal

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A day after the House Ways and Means committee voted to refer former IRS official Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for possible criminal prosecution, the House Oversight and Government Reform committ…

Boehner: McAllister Must Be Held to ‘Highest Ethical Standards’

Boehner: McAllister Must Be Held to ‘Highest Ethical Standards’

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Addressing the scandal for the first time, House Speaker John Boehner did not publicly call on embattled Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister to resign — but said he has had a private conversation with th…

Holder Goes After Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive’

Holder Goes After Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive’

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him and the Obama administration.During a speech t…

What Can Brown Do for New Hampshire?

What Can Brown Do for New Hampshire?

Robert Giroux/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Scott Brown is making his New Hampshire U.S. Senate bid official Thursday night in Portsmouth, N.H.The former senator from Massachusetts, who will address supporters at the Portsmouth Harborside Hotel at 6 p.m….

Ready for Hillary Rakes in over $1.7 Million

Ready for Hillary Rakes in over $1.7 Million

Feng Li/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The super PAC devoted to encouraging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to jump into the 2016 presidential race, Ready for Hillary, announced on Thursday that it raised more than $1.7 million in the first quar…

GOP Senators Pushing Again for Joint Committee on Benghazi

GOP Senators Pushing Again for Joint Committee on Benghazi

STR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Republicans are again calling for a joint committee to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012 that left four Americans dead, including …

Senate GOP Blocks Debate on Equal Pay Bill

Senate GOP Blocks Debate on Equal Pay Bill

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans blocked an equal pay bill from moving forward in the Senate Wednesday, one day after President Obama took executive action to try to narrow the gender pay gap.The Senate failed to reach the 60 votes n…

George H.W. Bush Greets Obama in Houston

George H.W. Bush Greets Obama in Houston

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — When Air Force One touched down in Houston Wednesday, there was a special visitor awaiting President Obama at the airport.Sitting in a wheelchair at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, President Geo…

Pentagon Announces US Destroyer Will Enter Black Sea by Thursday

Pentagon Announces US Destroyer Will Enter Black Sea by Thursday

GOGO LOBATO/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) will enter the Black Sea “on or about April 10,” or Thursday, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren announced Wednesday.  The ship will transit the Strait of Bosporus on Thursday …

“Duck Dynasty” Star Counsels Kissing Congressman McAllister

“Duck Dynasty” Star Counsels Kissing Congressman McAllister

om Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — When Vance McAllister needed help in winning his Louisiana congressional seat last year, he turned to Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson for an endorsement.When the newly-elected McAllister needed a date to Janua…

Alec Baldwin Targets Ex-Romney Aide in Twitter Tantrum

Alec Baldwin Targets Ex-Romney Aide in Twitter Tantrum

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Reports of Alec Baldwin’s goodbye to public life have been greatly exaggerated. The former 30 Rock star, 56, began his day on Wednesday by engaging in a bitter Twitter fight with a former aide to Mitt Rom…

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