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Congress unsure on what to do about Egypt

Congress unsure on what to do about Egypt

While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt’s military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America’s annual $1.5 billion aid package if a…

Federal oversight board hears testimony on NSA spying on Americans

Federal oversight board hears testimony on NSA spying on Americans

The federal oversight board directed by President Barack Obama to scrutinize the government’s secret surveillance system is hearing from civil liberties activists, a retired federal judge and a former Bush…

So, who will follow Rick Perry as governor of Texas?

So, who will follow Rick Perry as governor of Texas?

Even as he announced he wasn’t running for governor again, Rick Perry implored Texans not to rock the political boat too much in choosing a successor. Although he stopped short…

America’s MIA debable: A shameful disgrace

America’s MIA debable:  A shameful disgrace

The Pentagon‘s effort to account for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars is so inept, mismanaged and wasteful that it risks descending from “dysfunction to…

McConnell forms uneasy but necessary alliance with Paul

McConnell forms uneasy but necessary alliance with Paul

To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with tea party darling Rand Paul, picked up support from other national tea party leaders and…

Hillary Clinton’s delecate balancing act

Hillary Clinton’s delecate balancing act

Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to strike the right balance between staying out of the daily political maelstrom and setting herself up for a possible second presidential run. But her…

New York’s former prostitute-loving governor wants another political job

New York’s former prostitute-loving governor wants another political job

A person close to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he is planning a return to political life with a run for New York City comptroller. The person spoke on condition…

Can Congress overcome its petty differences and actually do something?

Can Congress overcome its petty differences and actually do something?

Republicans and Democrats put goodwill to the test as Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the…

Gay marriage ruling affecting other cases

Gay marriage ruling affecting other cases

When the Supreme Court struck down part of an anti-gay marriage law, Justice Anthony Kennedy took pains in his majority opinion to say the ruling applied only to legally married…

Gabrielle Giffords: A powerful voice for gun congrol

Gabrielle Giffords: A powerful voice for gun congrol

Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation’s latest school…