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- Politicians, criminals using ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ law EU courts forced upon Google
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- Florida police spokesman tells citizens: ‘Get yourself some firearms’
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By Thomas Beaumont ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published November 23, 2012 Comments
In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the party should do to recover. For Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, it starts with the smallest of actions: abandoning the state's now-infamous straw poll.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said Tuesday he will remain in the Senate rather than run for Virginia governor in 2013, officially clearing the way for former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe to seize the party's nomination.
by | Published November 20, 2012 Comments
Rep. Allen West on Tuesday conceded he has lost his bid for re-election to Congress, saying that while questions about the vote count remained, he was unlikely to close the gap between him and Patrick Murphy, his Democratic challenger.
In the middle of his three-day trip to Southeast Asia, President Obama on Monday took time out to call Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Morsi to discuss ways to try to ramp down violence in Israel and Gaza.
At the start of a three-nation tour of southeast Asia, President Obama joked Sunday with a Buddhist monk in Thailand that he could use some prayer to help reach a budget deal with Republican lawmakers to avert a fiscal crisis back in the U.S.
Retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, one of the chamber's most respected voices on national security, said on Sunday morning that he'd listen to offers from President Obama to take a cabinet post or other position within the administration, but stressed that he isn't holding his breath.
The charter aircraft carrying the White House press corps to President Obama's three-nation tour of southeast Asia lost an engine due to a bird strike in Japan early Saturday.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, urged Democrats and Republicans on Saturday to work together and find a way to avert the double whammy of tax increases and deep spending cuts set to take effect next year, one day after the White House and top Congressional leaders reported progress following a Friday meeting on the so-called "fiscal cliff."
A day after a "productive meeting" with congressional leaders on potential ways to prevent automatic tax hikes and federal spending cuts from kicking in next year, President Obama urged Congress to swiftly pass legislation that prevents income taxes from going up on those earning $250,000 or less "so we can give families and businesses some good news going into the holiday season."
Pundits and commentators had a field day Friday after news came out that Hostess — the company that makes Twinkies, Wonderbread, Ring Dings and Drake's Coffee Cakes — was going out of business in the wake of a labor union dispute.
It's been a good week for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
A federal court on Friday said a Bible publisher doesn't have to offer health insurance coverage for contraceptives if it has moral objections, blocking the Obama administration from imposing its contraceptive care mandate on the business for now.
Key Senate Republicans are condemning Iraq's release of a senior Hezbollah operative with ties to Iran, an operative whom the U.S. has accused of killing American and Israeli troops and plotting terrorist acts.
House Republicans said Friday they'll reject all earmarks in appropriations bills in the next Congress, continuing the ban they imposed when they took control after the 2010 election.
Well, at least someone has a job waiting for him. When President Obama ceremoniously pardons the White House turkey next week, the gobbler has an offer waiting in the wings when the pardoning is done.
By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
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