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- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
- U.N. warns of Muslim ‘cleansing’ in Central African Republic
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The Washington Times' political blog.
Even though it sounds like a headline in The Onion, a White House spokesman Wednesday repeatedly refused to rule out a bizarre-sounding proposal to mint a $1 trillion platinum coin that would allow the federal government to unilaterally raise the debt-ceiling if Congress fails to act.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden vowed action on gun control from President Obama on Wednesday and floated the idea that Mr. Obama could use executive action to do so.
After initially balking, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will send a representative to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday as part of Vice President Joseph R. Biden's efforts to address gun violence this week, a White House official said Thursday.
Pop superstar Beyonce will sing the national anthem at President Obama's inauguration celebration on Jan. 21, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Wednesday.
Sen. Ted Cruz said Republicans came out on the short end of the "fiscal cliff" fight because President Obama had a stronger position — but the new Texas lawmaker expects a different outcome in the upcoming debt-ceiling negotiations.
The National Rifle Association will send a representative to meet this week with Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who is heading a task force on gun violence, a spokesman for the group said Tuesday.
A new poll shows that Congress is less popular than carnies, root canals and colonoscopies, but more popular than the ebola virus, meth labs and gonorrhea.
Civil rights figure Myrlie Evers-Williams has been chosen to deliver the invocation at President Obama's inauguration on Jan. 21, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Tuesday.
President Obama will likely choose White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to replace outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner by the end of the week, according to a report late Monday by the Bloomberg news agency.
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who is traveling to North Korea with Google chief executive Eric Schmidt on a humanitarian mission, said on CNN Saturday that he hopes to speak with Kenneth Bae, an American who is being detained in the Communist nation.
Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin, part of the congressional freshman class of 2012, said Saturday the acrimony between the two parties starts as soon as new members arrive at the Capitol — but he's trying to do something about that.
Rep. Mike Thompson, picked by Nancy Pelosi to head House Democrats' new efforts to ban assault weapons, said Saturday that using the term "gun control" is unhelpful.
President Obama hasn't been sworn in for a second term yet, but that hasn't stopped the speculation about 2016. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is leading a conservative website's interactive point-and-click poll for people to name their top choices for the Republican Party's next presidential nomination.
A Marine's defiant response to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposal to tighten gun control in the wake of the Newtown school shooting has gone viral on the Internet.
After months of urging Washington to compromise, Americans are now unhappy with the deal their lawmakers agreed to, according to the latest Gallup polling.
By Tammy Bruce
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