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Sen. Ted Cruz (Associated Press)

Ted Cruz's 'Big Gulp Amendment' latest mockery of Bloomberg soda ban

Mockery and scorn for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's bid to ban big sodas came swiftly, and now conservatives are pouring it on: Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz proposed a "Big Gulp Amendment" Friday to prohibit the federal government from following Mr. Bloomberg's lead. Published March 22, 2013

** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden gestures as he speaks March 13, 2013, at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Joe Biden speaks on domestic abuse

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, during a speech on Wednesday morning in Washington, was asked to comment on domestic violence. Published March 13, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat (Associated Press)

House Dem leader Nancy Pelosi: 'Tax cuts are spending'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that "tax cuts are spending," a statement implying that wealth created by individuals and corporations belongs to the government to begin with. Published March 7, 2013

Solider who lost his legs stands for his father's retirement ceremony

1st Lt. Jason Pak lost his legs in Afghanistan on Dec. 12 after stepping on an IED. Over the past few months he was forced to undergo multiple surgeries in Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. But when it came time for the retirement ceremony for his father, Col. Y.T. Pak, on Tuesday, he found the strength to stand on a brand new pair of prosthetic limbs. Published March 6, 2013

**FILE** Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted from a security vehicle to a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Dec. 19, 2011. (Associated Press)

Manning wants lesser charges, statement read in Wikileaks case

Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, who faces a possible life sentence for leaking classified U.S. diplomatic cables to anti-secrecy group Wikileaks, will attempt to plead guilty to lesser charges at a pre-trial hearing Thursday. Published February 27, 2013