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Michelle Obama Collects Toys for Tots with Marine Corps

Michelle Obama Collects Toys for Tots with Marine Corps

Leon Neal/WPA POOL/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — First lady Michelle Obama volunteered with the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign Tuesday, continuing a tradition she’s made with the organization each year since entering the White Hous…

US Intelligence: China Economy to Surpass US by 2030

US Intelligence: China Economy to Surpass US by 2030

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A report on global trends prepared by the U.S. intelligence community notes that by 2030 China is likely to have surpassed the United States as the world’s largest economy. The report suggests the United Stat…

US Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

US Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court Friday decided to take up two major cases regarding gay marriage, one of which could ultimately lead the court to decide whether there is a fundamental right to same-sex marriage.The justices anno…

President Obama Lights National Christmas Tree

President Obama Lights National Christmas Tree

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With a little help from the first family and a slew of star performers, President Obama lit the new National Christmas Tree Thursday night, continuing 90 years of holiday tradition.“In times of war and peac…

Cory Booker Faces Challenges in First Days on Food Stamp Budget

Cory Booker Faces Challenges in First Days on Food Stamp Budget

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) — Chickpeas and lettuce. No coffee. That’s what Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker had for breakfast on his second day living on the food budget of an average American receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nu…

How Does Your State Rank for Women in Power?

How Does Your State Rank for Women in Power?

Rich Clement/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The numbers are in and women are representing – but not all states are equal.This year, 1,773 women will be taking the oath of office to serve in their states’ legislative bodies. In Ja…

US Markets Close Higher as Fiscal Meetings Continue in Washington

US Markets Close Higher as Fiscal Meetings Continue in Washington

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street traders are still keeping a close eye on Washington as the deadline for the so-called “fiscal cliff” approaches. Closing at 13,021.82, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 36.71 points Thursday. The Na…

NYC Mayor Pushes for Sandy Relief Funds in Washington

NYC Mayor Pushes for Sandy Relief Funds in Washington

Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic(WASHINGTON) — Trying to inject some urgency into getting new federal aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg met with several lawmakers in Washington Wednesday. “Our reception was very good…

First Lady Unveils White House Holiday Decorations

First Lady Unveils White House Holiday Decorations

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy(WASHINGTON) — It took 54 live Christmas trees, 175 pounds of gingerbread, and 85 volunteers from across the country to pull it off, but the holidays have finally arrived at the White House. First lady M…

Small Business Owners Stand with President Obama on Taxes

Small Business Owners Stand with President Obama on Taxes

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Small business owners emerged from the White House Tuesday confident that President Obama is committed to ending tax cuts for the wealthy and preserving tax breaks for the middle class as he works…

Petraeus Scandal: Socialite Jill Kelley Fighting Back

Petraeus Scandal: Socialite Jill Kelley Fighting Back

Tampa Bay Magazine(NEW YORK) — Tampa socialite Jill Kelley is fighting back. Tuesday, sources close to the woman who was caught in the media crossfire during the David Petraeus sex scandal have released new letters aimed at reclaiming her reputation.I…

Bob Dole Hospitalized, Senators Informed It’s ‘Not for a Checkup’

Bob Dole Hospitalized, Senators Informed It’s ‘Not for a Checkup’

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News(WASHINGTON) — Former Sen. Bob Dole has been hospitalized at Walter Reed, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.Reid indicated on the floor of the U.S. Senate that Dole, 89 years old, called him a few days ag…

Jill Kelley Wanted $80M to Broker Korea Deal: ‘It Didn’t Smell Right,’ Businessman Says

Jill Kelley Wanted $80M to Broker Korea Deal: ‘It Didn’t Smell Right,’ Businessman Says

Tampa Bay Magazine(NEW YORK) — A New York businessman who discussed a multi-billion-dollar Korean business deal with Jill Kelley said the Tampa woman at the center of the Petraeus scandal told him Gen. Petraeus had arranged for her to become an honora…

Paula Broadwell Stripped of Secret Clearance Amid Petraeus Scandal

Paula Broadwell Stripped of Secret Clearance Amid Petraeus Scandal

ISAF via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Paula Broadwell, the author suspected of carrying on an affair with former CIA director David Petraeus, has been stripped of her military security clearance after a federal probe alleged she was storing classified m…

Petraeus Affair: A Comprehensive Update

Petraeus Affair: A Comprehensive Update

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The upset that started out as Gen. David Petraeus’ surprise resignation from his post as CIA-Director has ballooned into a full-fledged scandal, implicating his successor general in Afghanistan, his biograph…

Petition Urges Macy’s to Dump Donald Trump Ads, Merchandise

Petition Urges Macy’s to Dump Donald Trump Ads, Merchandise

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A petition urging Macy’s to “dump” Donald Trump and his branded goods from its advertisements and stores could reach 500,000 signatures Tuesday as some consumers react to the retail giant’s relationship with the con…

Jill Kelley and Twin Sister Closely Tied to Top Brass

Jill Kelley and Twin Sister Closely Tied to Top Brass

Jill Kelly with her husband Dr. Scott Kelly. Tampa Bay Magazine(WASHINGTON) — The Florida woman whose report of harassing emails from Paula Broadwell ultimately led to the resignation of CIA director Gen. David Petraeus may be a “nice, rich, bored so…

FBI Deemed Petraeus Affair Part of Criminal, Not Intel Probe

FBI Deemed Petraeus Affair Part of Criminal, Not Intel Probe

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The FBI withheld its findings about Gen. David Petraeus’ affair from the White House and congressional leaders because the agency considered them the result of a criminal investigation that never reached the …

Broadwell, Lewinsky Lawyers Partners at Same Firm

Broadwell, Lewinsky Lawyers Partners at Same Firm

ISAF via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The lawyer representing the woman who was the mistress of former CIA-director David Petraeus works for the same firm as the lawyer who represented Monica Lewinsky.An assistant to Washington Lawyer Robert F. Muse tol…

Petraeus’ Affair Happened During CIA Tenure, Friend Says

Petraeus’ Affair Happened During CIA Tenure, Friend Says

DoD photo by Cherie Cullen/Released(WASHINGTON) — Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, one of David Petreaus’ friends and fellow servicemen, said the former general told him that his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell did not begin until after he became CI…

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