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President Obama and his administrative heads have been covering up details about the attacks that took place on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, leaving four Americans dead, one key senator said this week.
The White House and health reform supporters have — wisely, perhaps — put a halt on a planned Obamacare rollout marketing blitz, a blunt recognition of the enrollment website's failure to work.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is facing increasing pressure from members of the gay community to make sure any immigration reform he puts his stamp on includes rights for same-sex couples.
Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham and the president of the family's evangelical association, said in a letter to President Obama that the Internal Revenue Service targeted them, too.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden had some choice words for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, calling them "perverted jihadis" while speaking at a memorial service for slain MIT police officer Sean Collier Wednesday afternoon.
On President Obama's list of things to do in the coming days: First, sit for interviews on Spanish-language news stations Telemundo and Univision. Then off to California for four major Democratic Party fundraisers at billionaires' mansions.
Twenty-five years ago, I started out as a reporter in Prince William County, Va. Back then, a slew of young reporters were cutting their teeth in the hinterland near Washington, D.C. — John Harris, the great Washington Post reporter and editor of Politico; Pierre Thomas, also at the Post then but now senior Justice Department correspondent for ABC News; and the talented Laurie Kellman, a colleague at the Prince William Journal now on the Hill for The Associated Press.
Every year, we young reporters in Prince William County would gather at the county's McCoart Administration Center for the annual budget kabuki dance. And quite a dance it was. Every year, the county staffers would ask for much more money — 9, 10, 12 percent increases. The school system, too. Sometimes, the far higher proposed spending budgets would require increases to tax rates. Teachers, union officials and county gadflies would pack the county building for the show.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken the gun fight to Chicago and is poised to spend $2 million in an attempt to defeat former Rep. Debbie Halvorson in her bid for the U.S. House seat vacated by disgraced Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr.
Disney said its new tracking technology for park visitors is not a privacy infringement, as Rep. Ed Markey alleged. But rather, the misguided congressman is making "ludicrous" remarks based on a failure to properly research the MyMagic+ program, corporate officials said, in a scathing letter issued Monday.
"Since the terrible tragedy that took four American lives in Benghazi, we've had a difficulty — to put it mildly — trying to get to the bottom of this," Mr. Cornyn said, Politico reported. "Now the goal is to talk to the Benghazi survivors, the people who were actually there, who can tell the truth and expose what happened and hold the people responsible accountable. This has been a cover-up from the very beginning."