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Clyburn open to do-over on automatic cuts

Rep. James E. Clyburn, a member of the defunct debt-reduction "supercommittee," said Tuesday he is open to redoing the automatic spending cuts set to take place in early 2013 as a result of the group's failure — a position at odds with the White House.

Democrats pounce on Romney immigration comments

The Democratic National Committee is out with a new web video attacking GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for his views on illegal immigration, saying that the approach the former Massachusetts governor laid out in the debate Tuesday proves that he has "assumed the mantle as the most extreme, right-wing presidential candidate on the issue of immigration ever."

Poll: Iran sanctions not working

Fully 60 percent of Americans believe the Obama administration's economic sanctions aren't stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and half say the U.S. should bomb Iran if the sanctions don't work, a new poll has found.

No booing at White House country music night

The deficit super committee may have come up empty-handed. but President Obama and a bipartisan audience appeared in good spirits for "an evening of down-home country music," as Mr. Obama put it, Monday night in the White House's East Room.

Obama welcomes new Italian PM

President Obama spoke with newly installed Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti Monday morning, congratulating him on his appointment and thanking him for taking on the job at such a critical time.

Hensarling: No debt deal yet

The Republican co-chairman of the congressional debt-reduction committee said Friday morning the panel hasn't reached an deal but is prepared to work through the weekend.

God and the supercommittee

With the congressional supercommittee tackling the federal debt crisis apparently gridlocked, Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black on Thursday tapped a higher power.

Paul: Obama health care more fascism than socialism

It's doubtful whether anyone opposes President Obama's health care law more than Ron Paul, but the Texas congressman said Wednesday that the sweeping legislation is not socialized medicine — contrary to claims made by his fellow presidential contenders Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.