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Obama and Romney's great bayonet-off

October 23, 2012 The most important military-related question after the third presidential debate is not who has the best policy for the troops, but which civilians can most skillfully deploy military jargon to prove they can hang with the troops. President Obama schooled Mitt Romney in the debate Monday night when he told ...

Romney says Obama voters are 'dependent upon government'

September 17, 2012 Mitt Romney says the 47 percent of people who are for sure voting for President Obama are doing so because they want a government handout, as seen in a video of a private fundraising event posted by Mother Jones' David Corn. Romney says: There are 47 percent of the people ...

Obama allows Holder to assert executive privilege on Fast and Furious

June 20, 2012 President Obama has granted Attorney General Eric Holder permission to assert executive privilege to withhold documents related to the failed gun-running operation Fast and Furious, The Associated Press reports, just as the House of Representatives was getting ready to vote on holding Holder in contempt of Congress for not turing ...

Pentagon's second-ranking official to resign

July 7, 2011 Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III is resigning as the second-ranking official at the Pentagon, the Associated Press' Robert Burns reports. Lynn told brand-new Defense Secretary Leon Panetta of his decision Friday, the day Panetta was sworn in, because Lynn says he doesn't think he can commit to serving ...