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  • Senate approves Kerry as secretary of state

    Senate approves Kerry as secretary of state
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Kerry's nomination as President Barack Obama's new secretary of state sailed through the Senate on Tuesday, as his fellow senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat....
  • Battle-tested for a fight

    Battle-tested for a fight
    WASHINGTON -- In Vietnam in 1968, two separate mine explosions left Chuck Hagel with shrapnel in his chest and burns on his face and arms. This is not a man who is going to shrink from a fight with the chicken hawks of the Senate. President Obama...
  • The Sandy Claus Bill

    While the national spotlight is on the looming Fiscal Cliff and whether the country will go over it, plunging into the roaring waters below -- cue scary music -- the usual high-rollers (with your money, Dear Taxpayer) have seen their chance. They've put...
  • GOP Must Act With Resolve, Not Recriminations

    You probably hold the same beliefs on matters large and small that you did a week ago, notwithstanding Tuesday's election. So do the hundreds of candidates elected to serve in Washington, only more so. Navigating through other people's convictions will be...
  • Sen. Jerry Moran elected to GOP leadership post

    Sen. Jerry Moran elected to GOP leadership post
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has been elected Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC's goal is to elect Republicans to the United States Senate. "I would like to express gratitude to my colleagues for giving me the...
  • Republicans rediscover tolerance

    Republicans rediscover tolerance
    WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers put the finishing touches on an immigration deal, veteran Rep. Don Young decided this would be a good time to come out with an immigration plan of his own. His involves calling Latino immigrants "wetbacks." For Young, now in...
  • Obama defends Atty. Gen. Eric Holder amid Fast and Furious probe

    Obama defends Atty. Gen. Eric Holder amid Fast and Furious probe
    President Obama insisted neither he nor Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. knew federal ATF agents were permitting illegal gun purchases on the southwest border, even as Republican lawmakers released new documents showing the attorney general was given general...
  • 'Fast and Furious' provision clears Senate

    'Fast and Furious' provision clears Senate
    In a stinging rebuke of the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, an amendment to prevent the Justice Department from conducting any future gun-tracking operations such as the failed "Fast and Furious" program in the future sailed...
  • Wanna attend Toomey's birthday party? It's gonna cost ya.

     
    Pennsylvania's U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is turning the big 5-0 next month and to celebrate the milestone he's having a party! To attend the soiree at the Capitol Hill wine bar, Sonoma, you just have to pay a small admission......
  • Breaking down the DOMA Repeal Vote, Part 2: Why it matters to the movement

     
    In part 1 of “Breaking down the DOMA Repeal Vote,” we looked at the difficult legislative path ahead for the “Respect for Marriage Act” (RFA) that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed last week which would repeal the anti-gay &#...
  • Year in Review: Congress' 10 biggest enemies of the Earth

     
    Republicans launched an unprecedented frontal assault against environmental protections and regulations this year, prompting Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) to call his chamber "the most anti-environment House in history." Here are the 10 most powerful and...
  • SOPA and PIPA: What's still at stake for music?

     
    The bills could fundamentally re-make the Internet, but especially online music sharing....