- George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute
- Russian officials press bilateral U.S. trade deal
- Selfies at Funerals blog creator retires after Obama flub: ‘Our work here is done’
- New Obama adviser Podesta is against Keystone but will steer clear of pipeline deliberations
- 40 Australian adults, children found in ‘one of the worst accounts of incest ever made public’
- Venezuela’s Maduro calls on student ‘price vigilantes’ to hit the streets, report businesses
- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
- Bow before Valkyrie, NASA’s ‘superhero robot’ entry in DARPA challenge
- 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy suspended for pretend bow-and-arrow shooting
- Budget deal exposes GOP divisions; conservatives slam tax hikes, vague cuts
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In the first freewheeling spending debate the House has held in years, Democrats and Republicans teamed up to take on entrenched defense interests and to rewrite a GOP 2011 spending bill to cut about $800 million from NASA and from homeland security research and development, and send the savings to fund local police and firefighters.
The Obama administration's campaign against a costly alternative engine for the Pentagon's next-generation fighter jet faces a critical vote in the GOP-controlled House, its fate to be decided by more than 90 freshmen lawmakers who previously haven't had to choose sides between two major defense companies.
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday hammered the Obama administration's move to regulate the Internet, but Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski stood his ground, offering no apologies for the agency's new "net neutrality" rules.
Last week, the American Conservative Union sponsored the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. The event, known as CPAC, is to conservatives what the Detroit Auto Show
One cannot mention CPAC 2011 (Conservative Political Action Conference) without invoking the Tea Party. The Tea Party's energy, enthusiasm and political stamina permeated CPAC 2011. Speakers at CPAC were not in Washington to rouse a crowd but to harness the Tea Party's power. In fact, speakers like Newt Gingrich, Rand Paul and Michele Bachmann were at most conductors motioning to a seasoned orchestra ready to play. And the driving force of that orchestra, indeed the source of its power is unquestioningly the Tea Party.
Heading into the second anniversary of President Obama's stimulus bill, House Republicans are taking their first real swing at its spending, with proposals that they say would ultimately strip tens of billions of dollars from the $814 billion package.
A run for the White House long has meant enduring icy days campaigning in Iowa for the contest that starts the presidential election calendar. But this winter fewer candidates have braved the Midwestern chill. And that has left some wondering if the Iowa Republican Party's shift to the right is scaring off some hopefuls and making the Iowa caucuses less competitive — and less important.
The House on Monday passed another extension of the almost decade-old USA Patriot Act — six days after an initial attempt to pass the anti-terrorism law failed in the Republican-controlled chamber to the surprise of GOP leaders.
Chicago's mayoral hopefuls are entering their final full week of campaigning before the election next Tuesday.