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GOP Lawmakers Slam Veterans Affairs, Eye Overhaul

GOP Lawmakers Slam Veterans Affairs, Eye Overhaul

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed condolences for the victims of the latest Fort Hood shooting and said Congress should explore ways to better prevent mentally ill people from acquiring firearms, a…

Unemployment Insurance Extension Advances to Final Passage in Senate

Unemployment Insurance Extension Advances to Final Passage in Senate

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate voted to advance a measure Thursday which would reauthorize benefits for the long-term unemployed for five months.The Senate voted 61-35 to approve a temporary extension of unemployment insurance.  The m…

Senators OK Report Exposing ‘Brutality’ of CIA Interrogation Program

Senators OK Report Exposing ‘Brutality’ of CIA Interrogation Program

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Senate Intelligence Committee has approved declassifying the executive summary of its report on the CIA’s controversial interrogation program used on terror suspects after 9/11.Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Ca…

White House Objects to ‘Big Papi’ Samsung Selfie with Obama

White House Objects to ‘Big Papi’ Samsung Selfie with Obama

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The selfie “Big Papi” took with President Obama on Tuesday ricocheted around social media. It also raised questions about the propriety of profiting off the president.After the picture was tweeted, Sa…

President Obama: Shooting ‘Reopens Pain’ at Fort Hood

President Obama: Shooting ‘Reopens Pain’ at Fort Hood

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Breaking from an evening of Democratic fundraising in Chicago, President Obama Wednesday night offered prayers for the victims of the latest Fort Hood shooting and vowed to “get to the bottom of what happe…

Koch Brother Lashes Out Against ‘Collectivists’

Koch Brother Lashes Out Against ‘Collectivists’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In a rare public moment, Charles Koch, one of the most prominent Republican mega-donors and one-half of the Koch brothers duo, spoke out Thursday morning — not against Democrats or liberals — but against “collecti…

Sarah Palin’s New Show Debuts Thursday Night

Sarah Palin’s New Show Debuts Thursday Night

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sarah Palin has a new reality show premiering Thursday night on the Sportsman Channel.In Amazing America with Sarah Palin, the former Alaskan governor and Republican vice presidential candidate will showcase the p…

Bill Clinton ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ if Aliens Exist

Bill Clinton ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ if Aliens Exist

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Bill Clinton is intrigued by space aliens.The former United States president appeared on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! He ended up discussing, among other things, extraterrestrial life.Clin…

Senate Confirms Top Human Rights Official

Senate Confirms Top Human Rights Official

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate Wednesday approved by voice vote the confirmation of Tom Malinowski as assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor. Human rights advocacy groups consider the move overdue — last w…

Obamacare Supporters Troll Ted Cruz on Facebook

Obamacare Supporters Troll Ted Cruz on Facebook

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) — It appeared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expected something entirely different from Facebook when he asked whether his Facebook followers were better off with Obamacare than they were four years ago, suggesting th…

Obama Stumps for Minimum Wage Hike at University of Michigan

Obama Stumps for Minimum Wage Hike at University of Michigan

File photo. Pete Souza / The White House(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Following his Affordable Care Act victory lap on Tuesday, President Obama stopped at the University of Michigan Wednesday to push for a hike in the federal minimum wage to $10.10/hour befor…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Campaign Contributions

Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Campaign Contributions

trekandshoot/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down aggregate contribution limits imposed on individuals wishing to donate to federal candidates and party committees.
“There is no right more basic …

RNC Narrows List of Potential Convention Host Cities

RNC Narrows List of Potential Convention Host Cities

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Republican National Committee has narrowed down the list of potential cities to host the 2016 convention.Still in the running are: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas.
Phoenix and Columb…

Boehner Complains that Obamacare Tripled His Co-Pay

Boehner Complains that Obamacare Tripled His Co-Pay

Heather Reed/House Speaker(WASHINGTON) — While President Obama heralds the more than 7 million health insurance signups through the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker John Boehner made it clear he’s still ticked off about his own insurance rates…

Dem Leader: Koch Brothers Make ‘Me Toss and Turn’

Dem Leader: Koch Brothers Make ‘Me Toss and Turn’

Office of Congressman Steve Israel(WASHINGTON) — Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel acknowledged Wednesday that he loses sleep over GOP super PACs and the Koch brothers.“On the issue of the Republican super PACs an…

Ted Cruz Warns Young Christians: Religious Liberty ‘Under Assault’

Ted Cruz Warns Young Christians: Religious Liberty ‘Under Assault’

ABC News(LYNCHBURG, Va.) — Making his way to a stage that has become almost a litmus test for past Republican presidential hopefuls, Sen. Ted Cruz made a “call to action” Wednesday at one of the nation’s largest gatherings of young C…

Congressional Campaign Rattled by Unearthed ‘Vampire’ Photos

Congressional Campaign Rattled by Unearthed ‘Vampire’ Photos

Alex Patton/YouTube(NEW YORK) — A Florida congressional candidate who likes to role play as a vampire and dress up as a Gothic-punk character is fighting back by pointing out that he has also played Jesus in a church play and George Washington in an e…

Obama Takes Victory Lap After Healthcare Sign-ups Top 7 Million

Obama Takes Victory Lap After Healthcare Sign-ups Top 7 Million

The White House(WASHINGTON) –  President Obama on Tuesday heralded more than 7 million sign-ups for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, bringing to a close a politically bruising six-month enrollment period and a first major test for …

Harry Reid Criticizes Possible Senate Candidate Scott Brown

Harry Reid Criticizes Possible Senate Candidate Scott Brown

United States Congress(WASHINGTON) — While former Sen. Scott Brown dined with a group of Republican senators on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had some words for the potential Senate hopeful that may be hard to stoma…

Veteran Mideast Negotiators Advise Against Releasing Pollard

Veteran Mideast Negotiators Advise Against Releasing Pollard

Photo by John Angelillo-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration’s decision to put the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard back on the Middle East negotiating table is not without precedent. President Bill Clinton – the…

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