'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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News organizations are convinced that the Obama administration trampled on freedom of the press when the Justice Department seized Associated Press phone records in pursuit of a government source who leaked details of a thwarted terrorist plot last year.
Fox News has signed former Ohio congressman Dennis J. Kucinich as a paid contributor on both the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.
The long-term partnership that President Obama signed with the Afghan government commits the U.S. to a role in the troubled nation for at least a dozen more years, leaving critics fuming over the uncertain costs of a conflict that already has stretched for a decade.
Asia is in the "early phases of an arms race," with many nations increasing their military forces as dangerous disputes on land and sea pose potential flashpoints, Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley warns.
He is a burly, outspoken, working man's icon, plucked from obscurity during the 2008 presidential election cycle when he was lauded by Republicans for taking on candidate Barack Obama. Four years later, the Ohio native is mounting his own Republican bid to unseat a 15-term incumbent Democratic congresswoman.
The Republican presidential brawl will not be the only fight on the ballot when voters in the swing state of Ohio head to the polls on Super Tuesday.
They have served a combined 46 years in the House of Representatives, ethnic Catholic liberals born four months apart representing districts along their state's northern border.
In Ohio, a redistricting plan recently approved by state lawmakers is pitting longtime incumbents against each other, turning up the heat in the Buckeye State's 2012 election cycle.
"Joe the Plumber" is launching his bid for Congress.
House Republicans stepped up their attacks on the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday, accusing the federal agency of currying favor with labor unions while hurting workers and the economy.
Libya's transition provides lessons for how to proceed in the future, President Obama said.
U.S. Reps. Dennis J. Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur jumped into re-election campaigns in the same newly redrawn congressional district across northern Ohio on Wednesday, setting up a primary fight next year between two veteran Democratic incumbents.
A former U.S. diplomat advised the crumbling regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi on how to counter its critics, according to documents found after rebels gained access to the regime's intelligence ministry in Tripoli.
Nearly everyone in Congress says President Obama has mishandled the war in Libya, but that's as far as the consensus goes — members of the Senate and, in particular, the House have struggled to find unity on ways to rein in his actions.
Capitol Hill is keen to shape or even halt President Obama's troop deployment to Libya, but lawmakers' own inability to settle on a unified stance is undermining their efforts and leaving the president with a free hand to pursue the war his own way.
"To me, the Justice Department [seizing records of a reporter working out of the House gallery] is more troubling than anything else [in the case]," he said. "I don't think there's a lot more that has to come out there. There are broad protocols about this, and they have been violated."
"This is a question of separation of powers — the same kind of question that was raised when the FBI went in and raided William Jefferson's office," he said last week. "They did this without notifying congressional leaders. There was no attempt to use the courts? They have the power to reach in and without any notice, reach into an office operated by the House [of Representatives]?"