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SOPA Could Help Feds Close Illegal Online Pharmacies

SOPA Could Help Feds Close Illegal Online Pharmacies

John Foxx/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Congressional leaders have stalled work on bills to combat Internet piracy amid charges of censorship.  But there are provisions in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (PIP…

Obama to Address ‘Do Nothing’ Congress at State of the Union

Obama to Address ‘Do Nothing’ Congress at State of the Union

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has spent the past three months railing against a “do-nothing Congress,” and Tuesday night he has the opportunity to deliver his message face to face.Obama will use his third State of the Union…

Behind the Scenes: Sneak Preview of State of the Union Speech

Behind the Scenes: Sneak Preview of State of the Union Speech

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House has released a behind-the-scenes video showing President Obama working on his State of the Union speech, which he’ll deliver Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress.The video incl…

State of the Union ‘Date Night’: Lawmakers to Sit Together Again

State of the Union ‘Date Night’: Lawmakers to Sit Together Again

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — More than 190 members of Congress will sit with a member of the opposing party Tuesday night, sitting together for the second straight year rather than divided to listen to President Obama’s State of the Union address to a…

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to Step Down from Congress

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to Step Down from Congress

P.K. Weis/Giffords Campaign – P.K. Weis via Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will step down from Congress this week, her staff said Sunday, and not seek re-election when her current term expires this year.“I have more work t…

House Disapproves of President’s Request to Raise Debt Ceiling

House Disapproves of President’s Request to Raise Debt Ceiling

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted Wednesday afternoon to pass a resolution of disapproval on President Obama’s request to increase the statutory debt limit by $1.2 trillion.The resolution passed by a count o…

Congress Hits a New Low in Approval, Poll Finds

Congress Hits a New Low in Approval, Poll Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hammered by bipartisan discontent with its partisan rancor, the U.S. Congress reconvenes on Tuesday with its lowest approval rating on record in polls dating back nearly 40 years — ideal fodder for President Obama i…

Obama Seeks Power to Consolidate Federal Agencies

Obama Seeks Power to Consolidate Federal Agencies

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — One year after first proposing consolidation of some overlapping government agencies, President Obama is finally ready to ask Congress for authority to take action.White House officials say the request will be …

Obama Seeks Power to Consolidate Federal Agencies

Obama Seeks Power to Consolidate Federal Agencies

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — One year after first proposing consolidation of some overlapping government agencies, President Obama is finally ready to ask Congress for authority to take action.White House officials say the request will be …

California Rep. Elton Gallegly to Retire

California Rep. Elton Gallegly to Retire

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly from California announced he will retire at the end of the year.Gallegly, a Republican, has been elected into congress for 12 terms. He is the Vice Chairman of the Fore…

State of the Union: ‘Date Night’ on Capitol Hill?

State of the Union: ‘Date Night’ on Capitol Hill?

(L-R) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) talk before President Obama’s State of the Union address on Capitol Hill on Jan. 25, 2011. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) — “Who are you go…

President Obama Agrees to Delay Debt Increase Request

President Obama Agrees to Delay Debt Increase Request

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vacationing Congressional leaders have asked President Obama to delay his official notification that he will borrow more money to pay the government’s bills.The United States is precariously close to its d…

Holidays Apart? Fighting in Congress Threatens to Keep Obama in DC

Holidays Apart? Fighting in Congress Threatens to Keep Obama in DC

Annie Leibovitz/The White House(WASHINGTON) — While President Obama stays in rainy Washington trying to hammer out a deal on the payroll tax cut extension, his wife and daughters are 5,000 miles away in sunny Kailua, Hawaii.  The first lady and h…

Obama Approval Rebounds As Congress Tanks

Obama Approval Rebounds As Congress Tanks

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Aided by comparison to the vastly unpopular Congress, Barack Obama has advanced to a 49 percent job approval rating in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll — his best showing since spring, and one that, if it …

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