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Democratic senator: Deal with the fiscal cliff after the election

July 30, 2012 Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said on Sunday that while President Obama takes responsibility for the still-lagging economy, it’s incumbent upon Congress to come up with a plan to increase American confidence in economic recovery. “The president accepts responsibility [for the ailing economy], but he also believes that we are...

Cheney offers views on veep search

July 30, 2012 Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday offered his views on what's most important when it comes to a vice presidential search, queuing on some of the missteps that have been made in the past. Cheney highlighted Sen. John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin in the 2008 race as a...

Gun-control debate returns -- quietly

July 23, 2012 In the wake of the Colorado massacre that left 12 dead and 58 more injured, lawmakers sounded off on gun control, but little consensus was met and most seemed to feel that no concrete action would be taken despite the recent tragedy. Even as emerging details indicate the gunman implicated...

Video: Obama admits he failed to see job goes beyond policy

July 13, 2012 President Obama indicated he realizes he needs to do a bit more legwork when it comes to offering a vision for the future of America in an interview, admitting his main mistake in his first term was failing to inspire the public. "The mistake of my first term – couple...

'We're not fishing,' Issa says of leak investigation

June 25, 2012 Just days before the House is slated to vote on whether to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the Republican congressman leading the investigation against Holder defended his pursuit of further information and slammed President Obama for invoking executive privilege to withhold documents. Last week, the House...

Rick Perry calls Obama's use of executive privilege 'Nixonian'

June 25, 2012 Texas Governor and former GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry accused President Obama of engaging in a “Nixonian” cover-up in connection with the botched gun sting operation known as Fast and Furious. The operation has been the focus of a Republican-led investigation, which escalated this week when the House Oversight Committee...

House Republican proposes one-year solution to fiscal cliff

June 18, 2012 Amid concerns that lawmakers will be unable to unite to prevent the U.S. economy from dropping off a looming fiscal cliff this fall, the chairman of the House's Republican Policy Committee suggested a solution: Punt the problem for a year. "What I think we will do is to pass a...

Florida sues DHS in effort to purge voter rolls

June 12, 2012 The state of Florida is taking its controversial push to purge the state's voter rolls of ineligible voters to the next level with a suit against the Homeland Security Department filed by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Monday. The suit accuses DHS of failing to provide the state...

Report: Four Secret Service agents contesting dismissals

May 23, 2012 Four Secret Service agents implicated in the agency's scandal in Colombia last month and subsequently dismissed from their positions are now fighting their dismissals, insisting they broke no rules, The Washington Post reports. Twelve agents were implicated in reports of misconduct during their advance work for President Obama's visit to...

Obama awards Medal of Honor posthumously

May 16, 2012 More than 40 years after U.S. Army Specialist Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was first recommended for the nation’s highest military honor, President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. Sabo, then 22 years old, lost his life during a Vietnam War...

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