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Hillary Clinton gets coy with Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

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It took “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart less than a minute and a half to turn his interview with Hillary Clinton from the former Secretary of State’s new memoir to her potential run for president in 2016. [Read More]

Acting ATF director Todd Jones appears headed for confirmation

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The NRA decision to neither fight nor support the nomination clears the way for senators from pro-gun states — Democrats as well as at least some Republicans — to vote for ATF nominee Todd Jones without fear of political repercussions. [Read More]
Categories: guns, White House

George W. Bush’s top five successes — and failures

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To mark the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, we offer you a glimpse back at the greatest triumphs and mistakes of his years on the national stage. Here are our choices. Feel free to add your own by posting a comment. TOP SUCCESSES 1. There were no successful terrorist attacks   [Read More]
Categories: Bush family, White House

Battle lines forming on carbon tax

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For a political non-starter, a carbon tax is generating an awful lot of activity on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the conservative Republican Study Committee is holding a press conference to slam the idea, headlined by Texas Reps. Joe Barton and Jeb Hensarling and Louisiana chair Steve Scalise, with star billing to anti-tax activist Grover Norquist.   [Read More]

Rand Paul admits he considered using a catheter during filibuster

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When nature calls, even a United States senator can’t talk his way out of it. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul concluded his filibuster to halt the nomination of  John Brennan as CIA director just under the 13 hour mark early Thursday morning to use the restroom. “There are some limits to filibustering and I’m going to have to go take   [Read More]

Ten ways you could feel Friday’s $85B federal budget cuts

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Analysis: Lots of sticks, not too many carrots from Obama at State of the Union

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He opened with a populist rallying cry about corporate profits being “at all-time highs” while middle-class incomes “have barely budged.” He closed with a battle cry for gun control, in the name of the dead children of Newtown, the gravely injured former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a Chicago high school majorette who loved Fig Newtons   [Read More]
Categories: White House

Top ten moments from the State of the Union

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It was a speech long on rhetoric, with dramatic moments and long dry stretches. Here are ten memorable moments from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: 1. High drama: The pervasive presence of gun violence victims President Obama didn’t talk for long about gun-related legislation — and he waited until the end of [...] [Read More]
Categories: White House

The early reviews are in: Chuck Hagel bombs at confirmation hearing

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[View the story "A tough day for Chuck Hagel" on Storify] [Read More]
Categories: Military, White House

The List: Republican Cabinet members in Democratic administrations

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If Chuck Hagel is confirmed as Secretary of Defense — and that’s a big IF — he’ll join a short list of prominent Republicans who agreed to join the president’s Cabinet in a Democratic administration. Here’s a sampling of some previous Republican Cabinet officials over the past century: Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior (1933-1946) [...] [Read More]
Categories: Military, White House