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A peek behind the scenes at the White House

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President Obama’s official White House photographer Pete Souza recently posted his favorite images of 2012 on the White House flickr’s site. The photos offer a look behind the scenes of the life of the President of the United States. Some of Souza’s photographs are featured above, with the captions written by the White House photographer [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Nobody schmoozes like Joe Biden. Watch (VIDEO)

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As they say in southern Delaware, nobody, but NOBODY schmoozes like Joe Biden. Just watch the Veep in action as he greeted new and returning senators in Washington Thursday. If this was the rap he was using on Sen. Mitch McConnell during the debt crisis negotiations, whoa. The man can sell. The family of Sen. [...] [Read More]

Did CIA “mislead” filmmaker of “Zero Dark Thirty” — Questions from Feinstein, Intel committee (VIDEO)

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Saying that they’re concerned that the CIA may have “misled” filmmakers, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is leading a trio of lawmakers in asking acting CIA director Michael Morell to answer questions about the making of the highly acclaimed movie, “Zero Dark Thirty.” Feinstein, along with , Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl [...] [Read More]

Note explains why Current sold to Al Jazeera: Shared values.

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The big question behind the sale of San Francisco-based Current TV is “Why would owners Al Gore and Joel Hyatt sell to Al Jazeera?” OK, besides the estimated $500 miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillion sale price — $100 mill to be pocketed by Gore. But besides the Benjamins, why Al Jazeera? Fox News is preparing to feast on this [...] [Read More]

GOP continues DOMA defense among first acts of new Congress

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The new 113th Congress begins today with the election of Republican John Boehner of Ohio as Speaker and Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, as minority leader. (Boehner is in no apparent danger of being ousted, despite Eric Cantor’s lusting after the job, Boehner’s humiliation on the fiscal cliff negotiation, not to mention the disastrous refusal and [...] [Read More]

Minutes into 113th Congress, CA House newbie Swalwell asked if he’ll run for President (VIDEO)

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The U.S. House of Representatives welcomed 84 new members today, including the youngest new member, East Bay Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell — who has already been interviewed on Capitol Hill about whether he’ll make a run for president. Swalwell, in a broadcast interview Politico.com, laughed that one off — and said today that as part [...] [Read More]
Categories: Eric Swalwell, General

What’s in, what’s out in American politics, 2013 edition

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WHAT’S IN, WHAT’S OUT IN AMERICAN POLITICS, 2013 OUT IN The fiscal cliff The debt ceiling Bush tax cut debates Tax reform debates Congressional dysfunction Republican civil war Mitt Romney Paul Ryan Hapless one-term President Barack Obama Political powerhouse Barack Obama Sarah Palin Chris Christie Florida Republican Allen West Florida Democrat Alan Grayson The Gonzalez [...] [Read More]