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Sanders rejects 2011 spending bill

Sen. Bernard Sanders, one of the Senate's most liberal members, announced Tuesday he will vote against the fiscal 2011 spending deal struck last week, saying it would cut more than $38 billion from programs that help working families without calling for shared sacrifice by the wealthiest Americans.

Obamas, Bidens kick off campaign to help military families

With her husband now overseeing a military action in Libya in addition to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, first lady Michelle Obama turned her attention Tuesday to military families, launching a program to ensure troops and their loved ones have the support they need.

Obama fundraising kicks off Thursday

President Obama will kick off the fundraising effort for his re-election bid Thursday night in Chicago, where he will headline an event at the Navy Pier, the Democratic National Committee announced Monday.

Redford not a fan of modern politics

Legendary screen actor and director Robert Redford on Sunday likened America's political discourse to a "war zone," with Republicans and Democrats seemingly unable to discuss their ideas without shouting over one another.

Shutdown countdown showdown

All of the cable news networks are running countdown clocks to help viewers know the last minute, second, and, in the case of Fox News Channel, the last hundredth of a second, until a midnight government shutdown.