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11 ill-starred presidential picks, from Abe Fortas to Susan Rice

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Most presidential nominations to key government posts sail through the Senate with little debate and (occasionally these days) little delay. Not so with Susan Rice, President Obama’s first choice to serve as Secretary of State in the president’s second term. Republicans had put Obama on notice that they would do everything they can — that [...] [Read More]

Rep. Barbara Lee blames “radical right” on sinking Susan Rice

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Reaction is rolling in to UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration for Secretary of State — and East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, for one, is ticked: “I am profoundly disappointed that Ambassador Rice, such a well qualified woman of color, would be denied the opportunity to become our next Secretary of [...] [Read More]

Susan Rice withdraws her name from consideration for Secretary of State

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After weeks of being under fire from various Republican Congress members, such as Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain, Susan Rice has decided to withdraw her name from consideration for Secretary of State.

Here is the letter, obtained by NBC, tha…

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Excited George W. Bush wants grandkids to call him “sir” or “jefe”

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His daughter Jenna Bush Hager announced yesterday while appearing on The Today Show that she and her husband, Henry, are going to have a baby in spring of 2013. [Read More]
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Loud commercials banned last midnight after four year effort

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Turn on your TV. Notice anything different? Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, celebrated triumph Thursday as her Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act or CALM Act, took effect as of midnight, Her four-year crusade to enact the law banning loud commercials on TV began when she introduced the bill in 2008. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) [...] [Read More]
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