By Mark Mix
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The Syrian government used chemical weapons against rebel forces trying to overthrow the regime, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that President Bashar Assad has without doubt crossed the "red line" President Obama laid down for U.S. action in the country's bloody civil war.
Alec Baldwin is in a fit of pique because Phelim McAleer was nominated by the Independent Oil and Gas Association to serve on a specialist' panel at the upcoming Hamptons International Film Festival, where the anti-fracking film "Gasland Part II" will be showcased.
As Americans nationwide honored fallen military service members on Memorial Day, including two former Navy SEALs killed in the terror attack in Benghazi, President Obama called on the country to recognize the sacrifices of troops serving in Afghanistan.
The Senate on Wednesday approved President Obama's pick to lead the nation's Medicare agency, sending it a permanent leader for the first time in several years as the nation inches closer to sweeping health care reforms. Marilyn B. Tavenner enjoyed bipartisan support at the committee level before the full chamber voted, 91-7, to confirm her as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
President Obama's takeover of health care is so complicated that the government is about to hire a fleet of bureaucrats to explain what it's all about.
The White House on Friday said it was wrong for the Internal Revenue Service to target some conservative groups — notably ones that had the words "tea party" in their titles — during the 2012 election session.
"Terrorists murdered four Americans, we demand the truth," reads a terse new petition for White House transparency on the Benghazi attacks, organized by the American Center for Law and Justice and signed by 77,000 people. "President Obama: With continually changing stories and inaccurate accounts, the American people have been misled. Terrorists attacked American soil —; our embassy — we need the truth and accountability," the petition says.
White House spokesman Jay Carney Tuesday said President Obama would consider a congressional attempt to fix flight delays caused by sequester cuts to the Federal Aviation Administration but blamed the traveling inconvenience on Republicans for letting the budget cuts take place.
Congress this week approved a bill to free thousands of federal government employees from having to disclose their financial dealings online, rushing the bill through the Senate late Thursday and through the House on Friday. But the push to undo the online reporting requirement is proving to be controversial.
While the rest of Congress was struggling to avoid the dreaded fiscal cliff late last year, then-Sen. John Kerry whisked off to London with a top aide. It was a classic farewell trip for a veteran Democrat about to become America’s next secretary of state.
Arianna Huffington and Chris Christie will make a political odd couple later this month, as the Huffington Post founder brings the outspoken New Jersey governor as her guest for the annual White House Correspondents' dinner.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has proposed that the nearly $100 million taxpayers spend on presidential campaigns would be better spent on fighting autism and other childhood diseases.
The House on Thursday passed and sent to President Obama a far-reaching extension of the Violence Against Women Act. The vote came after House Republican leaders, cognizant of divisions in their own ranks and the need to improve their faltering image among female voters, accepted a bill that cleared the Senate two weeks ago on a strong bipartisan vote.
In theory, it shouldn't be tough to trim 2.3 percent from the federal budget — the size of the sequesters, compared with the overall budget. But the way Congress and President Obama wrote the sequester cuts taking effect Friday means that some deep pain will be inevitable.
With that as a backdrop, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on Congress last month to carve out a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers — illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. at young age -- making him the highest ranking Republican leader to embrace legalization of a broad category of people living in the U.S. illegally.