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- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Fla. man charged with killing 16-month-old son to play Xbox undisturbed
- Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots
- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
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Economist Ben Stein said there is an underlying sense of anger behind the so-called "War on Christmas" and that he doesn't consider people who attack the holiday "well in the head."
While the White House and congressional Republicans appear nowhere close to a deal that would avoid the economic double whammy of the expiration of the Bush-era tax rates and deep spending cuts scheduled to begin at the start of next year, a Democratic senator said Saturday that the two parties should get a solution on the tax rate issue before Christmas.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Fleck revealed publicly on Saturday he is gay, making him the only currently sitting openly gay Republican state legislator in the country and the first in Pennsylvania's history, PoliticsPA reported.
The prospect of pitching over the federal "fiscal cliff" isn't stopping the White House from moving forward with President Obama's year-end Hawaii vacation plans.
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Friday named Rep. Candice S. Miller of Michigan as chairwoman of the House Administration Committee for the new Congress, after the Republican House majority faced criticism earlier this week for the all-white male lineup of the 19 committee chairmen previously named.
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Friday said ongoing talks between the White House and Republicans to avoid a "fiscal cliff" at year's end are at a "stalemate," and accused President Obama of failing to negotiate in good faith.
Are Democrats and liberals really socialists? Looks like it. Numbers from a new Gallup Poll provide some backing for claims made by GOP rivals and conservatives over the years: 53 percent of Democrats and 62 percent of liberals give a "positive review of socialism," the pollster found, compared to 23 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of conservatives.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that if Democrats change Senate rules to limit filibusters, any bill they send over to the House under the new procedures "would be dead on arrival."
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman said Thursday that Benghazi, Libya was "a kind of outlawed territory" at the time a Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate there claimed the lives of four Americans.
The administration Thursday threatened that President Obama will veto the defense policy bill now being debated in the Democratic-controlled Senate, signaling the potential for another year-end fight between the White House and Congress on what's considered must-pass legislation.
House Democrats made their leadership lineup for the upcoming 113th Congress official Thursday, with the top three spots unchanged and only one new face in the group.
Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal backed President Obama's re-election bid, and on Thursday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden returned the favor.
At his first Cabinet meeting since the election, President Obama Wednesday thanked administration leaders for their service and the low-turnover among their ranks during his first term, singling out U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for specific praise.
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback sensation Robert Griffin III is letting the world know that President Obama has chickened out of playing basketball with him one-on-one — or at least has declined his standing offer so far.
Mitt Romney will have a private lunch with President Obama at the White House Thursday, their first meeting since the Republican nominee lost the election to the president on Nov. 6.
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