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Gabby Giffords Meets With George H.W. Bush on Gun Control Tour

Gabby Giffords Meets With George H.W. Bush on Gun Control Tour

Joshua Lott/Getty Images(KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband former astronaut Mark Kelly had lunch Saturday with former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara at their Kennebunkport, Maine home, Giffords spo…

GOP Weekly Address: Rep. Lynn Jenkins Urges Action on Student Loans

GOP Weekly Address: Rep. Lynn Jenkins Urges Action on Student Loans

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Ks., a mother of two college students urges Senate Democrats to approve bipartisan student loan reform.Inaction caused the interest rates on many student…

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bill to Restrict Abortions

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bill to Restrict Abortions

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MADISON, Wis.) — Wisconsin abortion providers are criticizing Governor Scott Walker for signing a controversial bill after the Fourth of July holiday. The bill requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasoun…

White House: Jobs Report Confirms Continued Economic Recovery

White House: Jobs Report Confirms Continued Economic Recovery

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Friday’s jobs report showed that U.S. employers added nearly 200,000 jobs in the past month, gains that the White House calls proof of the continuing recovery from the recession that began in 2007.In a statement on Fr…

Despite Visit to Yacht, John Kerry Focused on Situation in Egypt

Despite Visit to Yacht, John Kerry Focused on Situation in Egypt

JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — There have been headlines about Secretary of State John Kerry being on his yacht in Nantucket while the first democratically-elected president of Egypt was being overthrown.But on Friday, the State Depar…

Hemp Flag Will Fly Above Capitol for Fourth of July

Hemp Flag Will Fly Above Capitol for Fourth of July

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Fireworks won’t be the only thing flying high over the Capitol during the Fourth of July celebration.An American flag made of hemp, a non-psychoactive variant of marijuana, will be flown over the Capitol on J…

Fourth of July Is a Reprieve for 2016 Presidential Contenders

Fourth of July Is a Reprieve for 2016 Presidential Contenders

Photo By Bill Clark/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Traditionally a day when politicians march in patriotic parades and press the flesh of their constituents, this Independence Day is turning out to be more of a chance for rest and relaxation for some of the …

Brian Brown: Same-Sex Marriage Not Inevitable Nationally

Brian Brown: Same-Sex Marriage Not Inevitable Nationally

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — When asked whether same-sex marriage bans across the country will eventually be struck down following the landmark Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown told ABC N…

Supreme Court Denies Emergency Stoppage of Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Denies Emergency Stoppage of Gay Marriage

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court denied an emergency motion filed by  sponsors of California’s Proposition 8 to stop the same sex weddings that resumed in California shortly after last Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings.
Typi…

Repeal of DOMA Affects Puerto Rico

Repeal of DOMA Affects Puerto Rico

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — The Supreme Court’s decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act also affects Puerto Rico.
The federal government gives 1,138 rights, benefits and protections to married couples, including immigration right…

Biden Asks Ecuador’s President to Deny Snowden Asylum

Biden Asks Ecuador’s President to Deny Snowden Asylum

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In a phone conversation Friday, Vice President Joe Biden asked Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa to deny NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s request for asylum.
In what the White house is calling a friendly convers…

Wendy Davis: I’ll ‘Fight With Every Fiber’ to Stop Abortion Bill

Wendy Davis: I’ll ‘Fight With Every Fiber’ to Stop Abortion Bill

ABC News(FORT WORTH, Texas) — The Democratic state senator who is leading the fight against significant new restrictions on abortions in Texas said Gov. Rick Perry and other Republicans were hypocritical, claiming to support smaller government but act…

Immigration Reform Gains Momentum, All Eyes on Boehner

Immigration Reform Gains Momentum, All Eyes on Boehner

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An immigration reform bill in the Senate now has crucial Republican support after senators struck a deal centered on border security last week.But whether the sweeping legislative package can pass t…

Biden Campaigns for Senate Candidate, Bashes Republicans

Biden Campaigns for Senate Candidate, Bashes Republicans

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DARTMOUTH, Mass.) — Ed Markey got some help from the vice president on Saturday.Markey, who has represented Massachusetts in the House for 36 years, will face off Tuesday against Republican Gabriel Gomez in the state&r…

Cheney: Edward Snowden May Be Spying for Chinese Government

Cheney: Edward Snowden May Be Spying for Chinese Government

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney called NSA leaker Edward Snowden a “traitor,” during an appearance on Fox News Sunday this weekend, and warned that he may be spying for the Chinese government.
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Sarah Palin on U.S. Intervention in Syria: ‘Let Allah Sort It Out’

Sarah Palin on U.S. Intervention in Syria: ‘Let Allah Sort It Out’

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin criticized the Obama administration’s decision to supply weapons to the rebels in the civil war in Syria on Saturday, arguing that the U.S. should “Let Al…

Hillary Clinton Snaps a Selfie With Daughter Chelsea

Hillary Clinton Snaps a Selfie With Daughter Chelsea

@ChelseaClinton/Twitter(CHICAGO) — It’s been quite a week for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — from joining Twitter to a speech in Chicago, and even to snapping selfies.
“Having so much fun with Chelsea, taking selfies bac…

Rick Perry Mistakes Lebanon for Libya

Rick Perry Mistakes Lebanon for Libya

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a bit of an “oops” moment on Saturday when he mistakenly referred to the administration’s response to the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi as o…

Leaders Debate Effectiveness of No-Fly Zone in Syria

Leaders Debate Effectiveness of No-Fly Zone in Syria

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The announcement that President Obama is planning to step up aid to the Syrian rebels, including sending small weapons and ammunition, is a significant change in the administration’s policy on Syria.But with 90,000 p…

McCain, Feinstein and Obama Chief of Staff on Surprise Trip to Gitmo

McCain, Feinstein and Obama Chief of Staff on Surprise Trip to Gitmo

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(HAVANA) — Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., traveled to the federal detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Sunday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.The trip came amid…

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