Sen. Lindsey Graham has never pulled punches when it comes to criticizing the Obama administration, but the conservative South Carolina lawmaker's rhetoric has been especially biting in recent weeks.
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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said Sunday that a bipartisan group that has been crafting a plan regarding background checks for gun sales has made progress, but he appeared less bullish on the prospects of a ban on so-called assault weapons.
The White House said Friday President Obama has put the nomination of Gen. John Allen on hold as the general decides whether he wants to take on the role of NATO supreme commander.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrated Valentine's Day Thursday with dinner out at MiniBar, a Jose Andres restaurant known as a tough place to get a reservation. The menu price is $225 per person, beverages not included.
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The National Rifle Association is out with a new ad Thursday taking President Obama and others to task over gun control, specifically targeting a proposed ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Seeking to strengthen his position in the fiscal battles on Capitol Hill, House Speaker John A. Boehner challenged the Senate to act on the liberal agenda that President Obama laid out in his State of the Union address.
Under fire for delaying a decision whether to allow fracking in his state, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his handling of the situation on Wednesday.
President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday are consulting about the appropriate steps to take in response to North Korea's test of a nuclear device at an underground site this week.
Climate change activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was one of dozens arrested Wednesday in front of the White House during a protest against completion of the massive Keystone XL pipeline project.
Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here.
In a provocative move, President Obama Wednesday re-nominated two controversial Democratic candidates to the National Labor Relations Board just weeks after a federal court invalided their recess appointments to the posts.
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