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Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Tour Conn. Gun Manufacturing Plants

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Tour Conn. Gun Manufacturing PlantsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEST HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tour gun manufacturing plants in Connecticut on Monday and extend an open invitation to manufactures to set up shop in Texas. During the job tour, Perry will visit the Colt manu...

Dissecting Tech Companies’ Denial of Involvement in NSA’s Spying Program

Dissecting Tech Companies’ Denial of Involvement in NSA’s Spying Program(WASHINGTON) -- The National Security Agency and the FBI have been tapping into the servers of nine technology companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Google, Yahoo, to collect audio, video, photographs, e-mails and other documents under a program code-...

Rep. Dingell: ‘Refusal to Compromise’ One of Biggest Changes in 57 Years

Rep. Dingell: ‘Refusal to Compromise’ One of Biggest Changes in 57 YearsPhoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Speaking this morning on This Week, Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan — who is poised to become the longest serving member of Congress on June 7 — bemoaned Washington partisanship...

Paula Broadwell Apologizes for Affair with David Petraeus

Paula Broadwell Apologizes for Affair with David PetraeusISAF via Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- The woman at the center of the sex scandal that led to David Petraeus' resignation from the CIA has spoken publicly for the first time about the affair and apologized for the "harm" she caused to the families i...

Bernanke Wants to Keep Fed’s Stimulus Plan Going

Bernanke Wants to Keep Fed’s Stimulus Plan GoingAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The head of the nation's central bank told D.C. lawmakers Wednesday that he's leaving well enough alone so as not to derail the slow but steady economic recovery. Appearing before a congressional Joint Economic Com...

Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control Laws

Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control LawsiStockphoto(DENVER) -- Colorado’s recently approved gun control laws, passed in response to the Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., massacres, are being challenged by a delegation of sheriffs who say the laws are unconstitutional. In March, Colora...

IRS Has Long History of Political Dirty Tricks

IRS Has Long History of Political Dirty TricksiStockphoto/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...

State Department Orders 3D Gun Plans Offline

State Department Orders 3D Gun Plans OfflineFile photo. Image Source/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A non-profit corporation has removed plans for a 3D-printed firearm from its website, saying it was ordered to do so by the U.S. State Department. “#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the De...

McCain Proposes Bill Allowing for ‘A La Carte’ Buying of Cable Channels

McCain Proposes Bill Allowing for ‘A La Carte’ Buying of Cable ChannelsMark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a bill in the Senate that would let you get HBO without paying for the DFH Network, defying a powerful telecom industry that is vociferously opposed to allowing pay per c...

Warren Buffett: ‘Tough to Watch’ Washington Gridlock

Warren Buffett: ‘Tough to Watch’ Washington GridlockScott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- During an interview on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett bemoaned the political gridlock in Washington, telling chief business and economics co...

Republicans Calling for Tsarnaev to be Held as an Enemy Combatant

Republicans Calling for Tsarnaev to be Held as an Enemy CombatantUnited States Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Four Republican lawmakers are calling for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be held as an enemy combatant. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congressm...

Sunday Spotlight: Mariano Rivera on the ‘Responsibility’ of Wearing No. 42

Sunday Spotlight: Mariano Rivera on the ‘Responsibility’ of Wearing No. 42ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, New York Yankees’ closer Mariano Rivera reflects on the new film 42 and carrying on Jackie Robinson’s legacy.Rivera shares a special connection with the baseball legend who broke ...

Gov. Malloy: ‘Wayne [LaPierre] Reminds Me of the Clowns at the Circus’

Gov. Malloy: ‘Wayne [LaPierre] Reminds Me of the Clowns at the Circus’Spencer Platt/Getty Images(HARTFORD, Conn.) – After signing a bill earlier this week that gives Connecticut some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, Gov. Dan Malloy spoke with CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday and told her that NRA Pres...

Former Pakistani Leader Musharraf Begins Political Comeback

Former Pakistani Leader Musharraf Begins Political ComebackPhoto by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage(KARACHI, Pakistan) -- After four years in exile, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Karachi on Sunday to mount a political comeback despite persistent death threats from the Taliban.Musharraf, onc...

Senators: ‘Prosecution-Free Zone’ for Big Banks?

Senators: ‘Prosecution-Free Zone’ for Big Banks?Sion Touhig/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Members of a U.S. Senate banking committee blasted federal regulators Thursday for allowing Europe's largest bank to dodge a potentially crippling criminal prosecution after it had allegedly laundered millions of...

Lawmakers Again Introduce Legislation to Pardon Boxing Legend

Lawmakers Again Introduce Legislation to Pardon Boxing LegendSean Sexton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Maybe the ninth time’s a charm.A number of legislators, including  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., reintroduced legislation this week to posthumously pardon boxing legend Jack J...

Politicians Rank High on “Forbes” Billionaires List

Politicians Rank High on “Forbes” Billionaires ListABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Some say that there is a lot of money in politics. Well, according to the Forbes 2013 Billionaires List, there are many politicians who have a lot of money too.Here are the politicians topping Forbes' list:Michael Bloom...

Could the Sequester Impact Your Student Loans?

Could the Sequester Impact Your Student Loans?JupiterImages/Comstock Images(WASHINGTON) -- While Republicans and Democrats fight over how to deal with the automatic budget cuts that start Friday, the sequester will almost certainly mean cuts to programs for college students.That includes cuts to s...

Senate Could Question HSBC ‘Too Big To Jail’ Case

Senate Could Question HSBC ‘Too Big To Jail’ CaseC for allegedly helping Mexican drug gangs launder money.The decision not to prosecute HSBC came despite what attorneys there said was compelling evidence that the bank for years helped Mexican drug cartels move cash, concealed transactions involving r...

AG Holder: Homegrown Terrorists Threat Rivals Overseas

AG Holder: Homegrown Terrorists Threat Rivals OverseasWhite House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- After years of security briefings and thwarting terrorist plots, national security still keeps Eric Holder awake."I still worry at night," the U.S. attorney general told ABC's Pierre Thomas in a wide-rangi...
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