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  • ** FILE** Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (Associated Press)

    Senators ‘troubled’ by Rice's answers on Libya

    Republican senators said Tuesday that they have even more questions about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, who has become a lightning rod for criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the attack.

  • GOP fealty to ‘no new taxes’ pledge slipping

    Trying to signal a good-faith commitment to the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debt negotiations, some prominent Republicans increasingly are indicating a willingness to walk away from Grover Norquist's influential "no new taxes" pledge, saying that even if they signed it, they no longer feel bound by it.

  • Embassy Row: Demanding answers

    Two Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are questioning whether the State Department ignored warnings from U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Libya before Islamic extremists killed him on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • Inside the Beltway: Debate forecast

    "Unlike 2008, President Obama goes into the debates with a record. But it's a record he'd rather not talk about," says Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer.

  • **FILE** In this photo from Nov. 2, 2009, a customer swipes a MasterCard debit card through a machine while checking out at a shop in Seattle. (Associated Press)

    Senate OKs cap on debit fees

    The Senate sided with retailers over bankers Wednesday, voting to let the Federal Reserve move forward with a plan to cap the “swipe fees” the financial institutions charge merchants to accept their customers' debit cards -- but it is still unclear what impact the decision will have on consumers.

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