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Obama to visit Oklahoma, tour Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie
24 May 2013 at 1:34pm
President Barack Obama will travel to Oklahoma City on Sunday "to see first-hand the response to the devastating tornadoes and severe weather" that ravaged the area, meet with families affected by the devastation, and thank emergency responders, the White House announced Friday. On Tuesday, Obama will head to the Jersey Shore to assess the rebuilding [...]
Obama tells Naval Academy grads sexual assaults threaten military
24 May 2013 at 8:16am
President Barack Obama on Friday warned that sexual assault in the military amounts to a national security threat as he enlisted graduating Navy ensigns and Marine second lieutenants at the U.S. Naval Academy in a campaign to stamp it out. ?Those who commit sexual assault are not only committing a crime, they threaten the trust [...]
Terry McAuliffe?s brother was once an abortion-clinic-protesting conservative...
24 May 2013 at 5:20am
Terry McAuliffe, a Democratic operative embroiled in a tight race to become Virginia's next governor, knows a thing or two about conservatives like his Republican opponent, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. That's in part because his older brother, Joseph McAuliffe, spent two decades as a Republican activist who worked for the evangelical leader Pat Robertson's [...]
Obama, all but declaring V-T (Victory Over Terror) Day, hits reset button on ...
23 May 2013 at 3:27pm
Barack Obama has hit the reset button with the most far-reaching national security address of his presidency
Amid heckling, Obama defends drone strikes, vows to close Guantanamo
23 May 2013 at 1:20pm
Saying it's time "to fight terrorists without keeping America on a perpetual wartime footing," President Barack Obama invited Congress in a speech on Thursday to help him scale back the country's 12-year conflict against al-Qaida and its affiliates. "America is at a crossroads. We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else [...]
Did Obama Forget to Salute?
24 May 2013 at 8:26am
The president may have forgotten something as he boarded Marine One this morning. On his way to the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony on Annapolis, Md., President Obama didn?t return the salute of the marine standing guard at the door of Marine One, as he...
IRS' Lois Lerner Takes Fifth, Shuns Congress
22 May 2013 at 12:21pm
Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service?s director of Exempt Organizations who is at the center of the controversy after the agency targeted conservative organizations for gratuitous scrutiny, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination today at a congressional hearing examining the scandal. Lerner quietly took...
IRS 'Blemish' Prompts Scorn From Senators
21 May 2013 at 1:37pm
Douglas Shulman, the former commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, said today he was ?dismayed and saddened? that his agency had improperly targeting conservative groups, but declined to offer a direct apology and dismissed suggestions that he mislead Congress. The testimony from Shulman, who was...
Christie Stars in NJ Tourism Ads, Dems Cry Foul
20 May 2013 at 11:20am
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his family are starring in television commercials that are part of a publicly funded $25 million tourism campaign to encourage people to visit the Jersey Shore after Superstorm Sandy, but Democrats say they are simply taxpayer-funded campaign ads. The...
GOP Lieutenant Governor Candidate in Va. Compares Planned Parenthood to KKK
20 May 2013 at 11:12am
This weekend, Virginia Republicans found their candidate for lieutenant governor in E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake, Va. pastor who has compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and also suggested that black Americans are being enslaved by the Democratic Party. ?It is time to end...
Obama says nation must do more for fallen heroes
25 May 2013 at 3:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
Kerry makes sub-Saharan Africa visit
25 May 2013 at 1:50am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.
Journalist and author Haynes Johnson dies at 81
25 May 2013 at 12:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? When Haynes Johnson visited Selma, Ala., months after a civil rights crisis there gripped the nation, he wrote in The Washington Evening Star that he'd found "no discernible change in the racial climate of the city." When it came to employment, housing or education, blacks had made no real gains.
Obama's drone rules leave unanswered questions
25 May 2013 at 12:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed.
Improving economy alters political landscape
25 May 2013 at 12:09am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch and robs Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.