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The Washington Times' political blog.
With just a narrow window remaining to strike a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, President Obama will meet with Congressional leaders Friday afternoon at the White House.
The National Rifle Association, which has become entangled in the national debate over gun control in the wake of the recent shootings in Newtown, Conn., has a 54 percent favorability rating among Americans, according to Gallup.
Rep. Ed Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, will run for the U.S. Senate seat likely to be vacated by John Kerry, who President Obama recently announced as his selection to be the next U.S. Secretary of State, the Boston Globe reports.
President Obama invited Hawaii's new Sen.-designate Brian Schatz to ride back with him to Washington, D.C., on Air Force One Wednesday night.
As the deadline nears, Americans are increasingly pessimistic that their leaders in Washington will avoid the "fiscal cliff" looming in less than a week, according to the latest Gallup polling.
President Obama plans to fly back to Washington, D.C., from his Hawaiian vacation Wednesday to continue fiscal-cliff negotiations with House Republicans in an attempt to strike a year-end budget deal and avoid automatic tax hikes and deep, across-the-board spending cuts that would otherwise kick in Dec. 31.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, doubled down Sunday on the group's push to increase the number of armed officers in schools in the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., saying that reducing magazine clip capacity or reinstating a ban on so-called assault weapons will not do anything to prevent such events in the future.
Former Arkansas Rep. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday the focus in the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., should be on school safety, not gun regulations, as the country and Congress grapple with how to move forward to try to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
One of President Obama's biggest backers on Capitol Hill expressed a bit of frustration Saturday on the lack of progress since Election Day on immigration reform at the White House.
The White House on Saturday afternoon confirmed that the president and first lady will join a contingent of other Washington figures in attending funeral services in Hawaii on Sunday for Sen. Daniel Inouye.
In making the case for armed policeman assigned to schools around the country Friday, National Rifle Association Chief Wayne LaPierre called out several different sectors of American society as contributing to a climate that led to a string of violent shootings in recent years.
Nancy Pelosi said Friday that limiting firearms to 10-round magazines is better for public safety than a 30-round magazine because "at least it gives somebody a fighting chance."
President Obama eulogized Hawaii's long-serving senator, Daniel Inouye, Friday, calling him "my earliest political inspiration" and a man of "dignity and grace."
A group of liberal Catholics plans to deliver 120 pounds of coal to House Republicans on Friday, accusing them of having ruined Christmas by leaving without getting a deal done to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
Amid all the other action, the Senate took time late Thursday to scold an online classified ads website for its "adult" section, saying it was contributing to child sex trafficking.
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