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Condoleezza Rice on veep job: 'Not me'

March 20, 2012 Responding to rumors that she might get a vice presidential nod from Mitt Romney further down the campaign trail, Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday that she would not accept an offer to share the ticket with the former Massachusetts governor. The former Secretary of State said on Fox News's Fox...

Obama: We are moving 'in the right direction'

February 6, 2012 President Obama cast himself much as he did in 2008 -- as an above-the-fray reform candidate -- in a pre-taped interview that aired on NBC's Today on Monday morning, arguing that he still needs time to enact the change he promised and will continue the work of his first term...

Reports: Afghanistan will need foreign aid through 2025

December 5, 2011 Afghanistan expects to rely on international economic aid until 2025, The Washington Post reports, according to projections President Hamid Karzai was slated to deliver in Bonn, Germany, on Monday. The United States and the World Bank expect that the country's economic growth of up to 11 percent in recent years...

Perry: Attorney general should resign

November 22, 2011 GOP presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down or be fired in an op-ed for The Washington Times on Tuesday morning. Perry slammed Holder and the Obama administration for the botched handling of the arms-trafficking investigation known as "Operation Fast and Furious,"...

Biden: Iran must be held accountable for assassination attempt, bomb plot

October 12, 2011 Iran must be held accountable for the alleged-and now thwarted-plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. and bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday morning, adding that the U.S. is already working to unite global public opinion behind condemning and isolating...

U.S. will root out militants, Panetta says after Kabul embassy attack

September 15, 2011 After a 20-hour assault against the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed frustration on Thursday morning with Islamabad, Pakistan, the Associated Press reports. Panetta warned that the U.S. will put a stop to the attacks on U.S. forces from Pakistan-based insurgents like the...

Senate coughs up $50 million for FDA food safety efforts

September 8, 2011 Senate appropriators cut the budget for the Agriculture Department on Wednesday, leaving meat inspection funding flat, but added $50 million for the Food and Drug Administration to staff up with a few food-safety inspectors. The Senate Appropriations bill provides $19.78 billion for USDA for fiscal 2012, a decrease of $138...

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