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The Washington Times' political blog.
President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill aimed at fighting child pornography, sexual predators and human trafficking.
Vice President Joe Biden pushed back at Republican claims that the White House is purposely delaying a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, saying the the two sides could hash out an agreement in minutes if the GOP would relent and agree to raise tax rates on wealthy Americans.
GOP Rep. Justin Amash, who was booted from the Budget Committee this week as punishment for bucking the GOP party line, said Friday he won't yet commit to voting for Speaker John A. Boehner when the House holds its all-important organizational vote early next year.
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Sen. Jim DeMint said Thursday he'll resign from the Senate to go run the Heritage Foundation, the powerhouse conservative think tank that dominates Republican policy circles.
President Obama on Thursday will take his case for higher taxes for the wealthy to Northern Virginia, where he will focus on the need to extend current rates to all but the top 2 percent of earners.
The leading pro-Obama super PAC raised $15 million in the final three weeks of the campaign as a handful of wealthy Democrats found their footing in a new world of deregulated money in politics.
Mitt Romney's special fund for wealthy donors — those normally giving between $30,000 and $100,000 — raised $45 million in the final three weeks of the campaign, and had $12 million remaining in the bank as of Nov. 26, though at least one of those donors raises questions of its legality.
The super PAC supporting Mitt Romney raised $22 million in the final three weeks of the campaign, including $10 million from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife — bringing their total to $30 million— $2 million from Oracle Corp. CEO Lawrence Ellison and $1 million from Houston Texans Chairman Robert McNair.
In a brief moment of bipartisanship in an otherwise divisive atmosphere in Washington, President Obama thanked the House and Senate Thursday for passing a bill that jettisoned an obsolete law and opens up new export opportunities for U.S. business in Russia.
Because next year's inauguration falls on a Sunday, President Obama will hold only a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, and will hold a big public redo the next day.
Virginia Sen.-elect Tim Kaine had a dream during his race this year the Democrat said Thursday epitomized the campaign for him — and it involved getting trapped in a portable toilet.
President Obama hosted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the White House Thursday morning in an unannounced visit that comes as the administration is preparing a major emergency spending request to cover damage from Hurricane Sandy.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg gave $10 million to finance an unusual bipartisan super PAC that spent nearly all its money in less than three weeks.
Bob Costas said Wednesday he stands by his anti-gun remarks during Sunday's night National Football League broadcast — but the NBC sportscaster insisted he doesn't want to repeal the 2nd Amendment and scrambled to distance himself from another commentator's remarks equating the National Rifle Association to the Ku Klux Klan.
Politicians can't agree on anything. News coverage is often shrill, faulty and alarming. Nevertheless, a healthy majority of Americans insist they understand the "fiscal cliff" and all its catastrophic glory.
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