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Ensign apologizes

In a farewell address to his colleagues — none of whom came to the chamber to watch him — Sen. John Ensign apologized to them for bringing shame on the Senate, and urged them to use his on failings as a warning.

Graham questions burial at sea

Sen. Lindsay Graham, like most American political leaders, congratulated the Obama administration Monday for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice, but he questioned the decision to dump the 9/11 mastermind's dead body at sea.

Obama approved bin Laden operation Friday morning

President Obama on Friday morning at 8:20 a.m. signed off on the operation that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, ordering his national security team to draft formal orders before he left for Alabama to tour the tornado damage there, according to a senior administration official.

Rand Paul ribs Trump about birth certificate flap

Speaking to a crowd in Concord, N.H., Sen. Rand Paul took at playful swipe at Donald Trump's aggressive pursuit of the president's birth certificate, opening his remarks this morning by saying he wanted to see the paper trail of the real estate mogul's Republican credentials.

Trump claims victory

Donald Trump, who helped drive questions over President Obama's birth certificate, said the release Wednesday was a victory for him because he made the president act.

Obamas earn $1.7 million in 2010

President Obama and his wife Michelle earned a gross income of $1.7 million in 2010, the White House announced Monday, with "the vast majority" coming from Mr. Obama's book proceeds.