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Report: Health care law deadlines may be pushed back

July 2, 2012 Some deadlines that are key to the new health care reform law, which aims to extend insurance coverage to tens of millions of Americans, may be pushed back, according to a report by The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News. Experts say state and the federal governments may not be...

Obama nominee for Iraq envoy steps down amid allegations of misbehavior

June 18, 2012 Brett McGurk, President Obama’s choice for ambassador to Iraq, withdrew his nomination on Monday amid allegations of improper behavior, according to several news reports. McGurk wrote in a letter to the president and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that he was stepping aside because, with summer recess approaching, a...

Lawmaker: al-Qaida bomb plot shows ‘new level of sophistication’

May 8, 2012 Just hours after U.S. officials disclosed that an al-Qaida plot to build a potentially undetectable airline bomb had been thwarted, Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the operation is no longer a threat but shows a “new level of sophistication.” The plot “shows that al-Qaida...

Politicizing bin Laden’s death is 'very disappointing,' Romney says

May 1, 2012 In a rare joint television appearance, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann sat down with CBS’s Charlie Rose on Tuesday to discuss the presidential race. Romney shot back at President Obama and his political allies, who have over the past week questioned whether Romney would have sent...

GSA report 'just the tip of the iceberg,' Issa says

April 17, 2012 Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, warned on Tuesday that the General Services Administration official in charge of organizing a Las Vegas conference that cost taxpayers over $800,000 "may be facing prison time" for taking the Fifth Amendment at a hearing on Monday....

Secret Service scandal demonstrates 'pattern of behavior,' GOP lawmaker says

April 16, 2012 Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the Secret Service agents accused of misconduct in Colombia, along with other recent government scandals, demonstrate a "pattern of behavior" in government. “It's likely it's a pattern of behavior that is costing the American people hundreds of...

Romney: Obama's 'incompetence' emboldened North Korea

April 13, 2012 Mitt Romney condemned North Korea’s failed rocket launch, saying it violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, and said that "incompetence from the Obama administration has emboldened the North Korean regime and undermined the security of the United States and our allies" in a statement late Thursday. “Its weapons program poses a...

Bin Laden spent his last years on the run in Pakistan, wife says

March 30, 2012 Osama bin Laden spent the last nine years of his life moving from safe house to safe house in Pakistan, his youngest wife told Pakistani investigators, according to The New York Times. During that time, he fathered four children, at least two of whom were born in a government hospital....

Staff Sgt. Bales is 'scapegoat' for administration, attorney says

March 23, 2012 Staff Sgt. Robert Bales could be a scapegoat for the government’s mishandling of the Afghan war, his attorney said on Friday. John Browne told CBS’ This Morning that the legal proceedings for charges of homicide in the slaughter of 17 Afghanistan civilians will focus the spotlight on the administration’s mismanagement...

Romney adviser confident Santorum, Gingrich will drop out

March 21, 2012 Following a resounding win in the Illinois primary, a senior campaign adviser to Mitt Romney suggested on Wednesday that he is confident the GOP frontrunner's main rivals will eventually drop out of the race so the Republican Party can rally behind one candidate. Eric Fehrnstrom pointed on CNN’s Starting Point...

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