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Bachmann: Scandals Facing White House ‘Far Worse Than Watergate’

Bachmann: Scandals Facing White House ‘Far Worse Than Watergate’

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Congressman Michele Bachmann Thursday called the various scandals facing the White House “far worse than Watergate,” blaming the Obama administration for “direct actions taken again…

President Obama Golfing with Cabinet Secretaries

President Obama Golfing with Cabinet Secretaries

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — After a week of hearings in Washington and despite cloudy skies, President Obama is spending his Saturday afternoon on the golf course.Obama’s foursome included Health and Human Services Secretary…

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Faced with blowback after it was revealed this week that the Department of Justice had secretly obtained Associated Press phone records, the White House and Senate Democrats are reviving legislation to p…

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Faced with blowback after it was revealed this week that the Department of Justice had secretly obtained Associated Press phone records, the White House and Senate Democrats are reviving legislation to p…

Immigration Reform Could Help Immigrant Farm Workers

Immigration Reform Could Help Immigrant Farm Workers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The pay for farm jobs is usually low and the work is grueling. That’s why no one should be surprised by a study released on Wednesday looking at immigration and agriculture in North Carolina.The upshot: Almost no U…

GOP Sees the World Through Google Glass

GOP Sees the World Through Google Glass

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — This week’s Republican House meeting was a little more exciting than weeks past, and it wasn’t just because of what was on the agenda.At the request of the GOP, Google representati…

Boehner Says Jail Time Possible in IRS Scandal

Boehner Says Jail Time Possible in IRS Scandal

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner suggested on Wednesday that those who were responsible for the IRS targeting conservative groups should face jail time.“Now my question isn’t about who is going to re…

Rep. Speier Calls Congress ‘Enablers of Sexual Assault’

Rep. Speier Calls Congress ‘Enablers of Sexual Assault’

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — On Wednesday, Lawmakers came down hard on military leaders, the morning after allegations emerged of another head of a military sexual assault prevention program engaging in the very behavior he was charged with stop…

IRS Has Long History of Political Dirty Tricks

IRS Has Long History of Political Dirty Tricks

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you think the IRS’s targeting of Americans for their political views is something new, think again.Historians, tax lawyers, civil libertarians and past victims of abuse say the practice goes back to the Nixon, Joh…

Rep. Susan Collins: ‘Chilling’ that the IRS Singled Out Conservative Groups

Rep. Susan Collins: ‘Chilling’ that the IRS Singled Out Conservative Groups

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — The backlash against the IRS continued this weekend after the tax agency acknowledged Friday that it had singled out groups with the words “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names for additional scrutiny of their tax-…

Obama Honors Nation’s Top Police Officers at White House

Obama Honors Nation’s Top Police Officers at White House

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama honored several dozen of the nation’s top law enforcement officials at the White House on Saturday, saying they “embody America at its best and at its bravest.”“We k…

Two Judges Have Harsh Words for Federal Officials

Two Judges Have Harsh Words for Federal Officials

Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Two judicial opinions this week in two very different cases had scathing language for federal officials at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice.In the first case, Judge…

Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal Visit Early Primary States

Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal Visit Early Primary States

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — It may seem like the 2012 presidential race just ended, but two Republicans stoked speculation that they could be in the running in 2016 when they addressed groups Friday evening in the two earliest of early states: …

West Wing Evacuated Due to Overheated Transformer

West Wing Evacuated Due to Overheated Transformer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The West Wing of the White House was evacuated early Saturday morning due to an overheated transformer.“Early this morning, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm…

GOP Address: Rep. Martha Roby on Flexibility for Working Parents

GOP Address: Rep. Martha Roby on Flexibility for Working Parents

Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby spoke about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, a bill passed by the House of Representatives this week.On the …

Army Leaders: Sequestration Could Hurt Fight Against Sexual Assault

Army Leaders: Sequestration Could Hurt Fight Against Sexual Assault

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The secretary of the Army and the Army chief of staff have told senators that sequestration could hurt efforts to deal with sexual assaults within their branch of the military.
In a written statement submitted to t…

Congresswoman Takes on Sexual Assault in Military

Congresswoman Takes on Sexual Assault in Military

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — In light of the recent increase in reported sexual assaults in the military, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.,  is pointing the finger at who she says is to blame – and it isn’t just the Armed Force…

Diplomat: Ambassador in Benghazi Said, ‘We’re Under Attack’

Diplomat: Ambassador in Benghazi Said, ‘We’re Under Attack’

TR/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Gregory Hicks, who became the top diplomat in Libya after Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed during an attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, told a congressional committee Wednesday …

Jim DeMint: Immigration Reform Will Cost US Trillions

Jim DeMint: Immigration Reform Will Cost US Trillions

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former South Carolina Republican senator and current Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint argued that implementing immigration reform as proposed by the so-called “Gang of Eight” would “cost…

Glenn Beck at NRA Rally: ‘Freedom of All Mankind is at Stake’

Glenn Beck at NRA Rally: ‘Freedom of All Mankind is at Stake’

Michael Caulfield/WireImage(HOUSTON) — Television and radio host Glenn Beck warned NRA members that the “freedom of all mankind is at stake” and the “right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
“They want to fundamentally transform our countr…

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