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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law on Thursday in a symbolic move aimed as much at healing internal Republican rifts as demonstrating dogged party opposition to "Obamacare." The 229-195 vote occurred largely along party lines and marked the 37th time the House has ... (more)
Keeping straight all the scandals, cover-ups, obfuscations and excuses for massive DOJ document seizures that are occurring during the watch of the administration that replaced the Bush era with unprecedented levels of transparency and rule of law does tend to be confusing.
It was inevitable once the IRS admitted it had inappropriately targeted conservative non-profits for excessive scrutiny that Republicans would blend the controversy into their ongoing attacks on the Affordable Care Act.
At a confrontational press briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney tried to distance the president from the Internal Revenue Service's admission that it deliberately targeted conservative groups and the Justice Department's subpoena of Associated Press telephone records.
A coalition of journalists who represent the congressional press corps expressed 'deep concern' over over the Justice Department obtaining phone records from a press gallery phone line in the U.S. Capitol.
COVE POINT, Md.-Along the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, a little more than an hour south of the U.S. Capitol, sits a facility whose golden days of importing natural gas are gone.
Vice President Wonka - Biden writes to boy "if we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier" abcn.ws/12rS3o4 April Surplus Brings Lower Deficit - AP - Even with the April surplus, the deficit for the full year will still be quite large: the Congressional Budget Office expects it will reach $845 billion ... (more)
Democrats anticipate glitches in ObamaCare's implementation and are anxious about the potential political fallout, Rep.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
Get ready for a little deja vu from Washington. The federal government is about to hit the debt ceiling, now set at a whopping $16.8 trillion.
The White House says President Barack Obama has invited House Democratic leaders to dinner Wednesday at a hotel near the White House.
The House on Thursday kicked off the next round of political sparring over the debt limit, passing a bill that would allow the Treasury Department to continue paying bondholders even if the government breaches its borrowing limit.
House Democrats discussed a range of issues, including the economy, immigration reform, gun control and the ongoing investigation in Boston, over dinner with President Barack Obama on Wednesday night.