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Kucinich Wants Courts To Put End To Libya Mission

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and other House lawmakers are suing President Obama over his failure to gain congressional authorization for the U.S.’ military campaign against Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi. The bipartisan group of ten is upset with Obama for “unilaterally” signing off on the mission, which began back in March, to protect Libyan rebels from […]

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Senate Dems Say Taxes Are “Fair Game” Following Ethanol Vote

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Wednesday that, following a Tuesday vote to end ethanol subsidies which included the support of 34 Republican senators, taxpayer expenditures are now “fair game” as a means to reduce the nation’s deficit. “The dam is officially broken,” Schumer said. “The knee-jerk, right-wing opposition to get rid […]

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Boehner Says Weiner Should Quit; Thinks Bachmann Did Well In GOP Debate

By Eric Rice Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) weighed in on the Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) scandal Tuesday, replying with a terse “yes” when asked by a reporter if he believed the seven-term Congressman should resign. Boehner has become the latest Congressional leader to directly call for Weiner’s resignation, joining House Minority Leader Nancy […]

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Obama Says He Would Resign If He Were In Weiner’s Shoes

President Obama has joined the chorus of Democratic officials calling for the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). “I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,” Obama said during an interview Monday with NBC’s Ann Curry. “Public service is exactly that, it’s a service to the public. And when you get […]

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Virginia Lawmakers Unite To Push Job Saving Bill

By Philip Bunnell Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) joined together Friday to announce a bipartisan initiative to repatriate foreign jobs. The jobs in question are primarily manufacturing jobs that have moved to China and India as well as call centers. Warner told reporters that states “can’t compete” with nations like China […]

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Panetta Meets Warm Welcome In Senate

The Senate Armed Services Committee welcomed CIA Director Leon Panetta with open arms Thursday, increasing the likelihood for his confirmation as Secretary of Defense. The questions Panetta faced covered a wide array of issues ranging from an impending troop drawdown in Afghanistan, the ongoing struggle in Libya for strongman Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster and the future […]

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“Gang Of Five” Members Say They’re Still Working On Debt Plan

Members of the Senate “Gang of Five” — formerly “Gang of Six” — unveiled some of their solutions to combat the nation’s debt problem during an appearance at the Economic Club of Washington on Wednesday. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) talked spending cuts, taxes, and the need for a bipartisan effort to […]

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Crocker: “Sustainable Stability” Is The Goal In Afghanistan

By Eric Rice At his Senate Committee on Foreign Relations confirmation hearing today, Career Ambassador Ryan Crocker, President Obama’s nominee to become the next U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, presented a grimly sober, but nonetheless hopeful, view of the future of Afghanistan.  The ambassador was praised for accepting the President’s call to return to service after […]

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Breast Cancer Advocates Want Ban On Key Plastic Ingredient

By Alex Harris  The Breast Cancer Fund held a briefing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge passage of the Ban Poisonous Additive Act of 2011 that will  ban bisphenol A (BPA), one of the most pervasive chemicals in the environment used in food and beverage containers, and one of the main components in breast […]

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Senate Lawmakers Open To Extending FBI Director

By Philip Bunnell FBI Director Robert Mueller appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to testify about his future at the agency. Earlier this year, President Obama asked Congress to sign off on another two-year term for Mueller, who will reach his ten-year tenure limit this year.  While some civil liberty groups have expressed […]

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UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.

Injuries Reported During Washington High School Shooting


According to a report, shots broke out around 10:45 a.m. local time, and at this time it is unclear whether or not the shooter is still at large.

Kerry: U.S.-Korea Alliance Stronger than Ever

“We are deeply committed to building on today’s discussions and reinforcing the very close partnership we have with the Republic of Korea,” Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Nina Pham To Meet With President Obama

After being announced Ebola-free, Dallas Nurse Nina Pham is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama.

U.S. Commander: NK Might Have Miniaturized Nuclear Capabilities

Scaparrotti said that the U.S. can not afford the luxury of thinking that North Korea has not yet reached that point.

Interview With Amanda Swafford: Libertarian Candidate For Georgia

In a Senate race where third party candidates are often getting shut out of debates, Swafford has utilized social media in an attempt to circumvent those difficulties.