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North Korean propadanga video shows Obama, U.S. troops, in flames

North Korean propadanga video shows Obama, U.S. troops, in flames

    A new North Korean video portrays President Barack Obama and American troops in flames and says the North conducted its recent nuclear test because of U.S. hostility. The…

White House says Obama’s immigration plan is ‘just a backup’

White House says Obama’s immigration plan is ‘just a backup’

The White House is downplaying its draft proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don’t come up with an immigration overhaul of their own. It won’t be necessary, Republican…

Mother Jones reporter wins reward for Romney ’47 percent’ story

Mother Jones reporter wins reward for Romney ’47 percent’ story

The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remarks that 47 percent of Americans “believe they are victims” is among the winners…

Hagel’s foes want a quick vote on his future

Hagel’s foes want a quick vote on his future

Republican opponents are sending signals that Chuck Hagel‘s bid to become defense secretary will probably come to an up-or-down vote soon in the Senate. That’s unless more information damaging to…

Obama quietly shutters plan to help those difficult to insure

Obama quietly shutters plan to help those difficult to insure

Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration has begun quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the president’s health care overhaul, a plan that helps people with medical…

Brennan open to special court to control drone strikes

Brennan open to special court to control drone strikes

The White House nominee to run the CIA said setting up a special court to oversee deadly drone strikes against American citizens is worth considering but raises difficult questions over…

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife, agree to guilty pleas for campaign fund fraud

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife, agree to guilty pleas for campaign fund fraud

In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said…

Republicans use Hagel debacle to try and sink Obama

Republicans use Hagel debacle to try and sink Obama

Republicans have found a boatload of reasons to try to sink Chuck Hagel‘s hopes of becoming the next defense secretary. But the issue they used this week to stall his…

House right-wingers want three-year freeze on federal pay

House right-wingers want three-year freeze on federal pay

House conservatives want to extend to a full three years the current freeze on cost-of-living pay increases for the nation’s 2 million civilian federal workers. They say that blocking a…

Thousands supporting gun control jam rally in Connecticut

Thousands supporting gun control jam rally in Connecticut

Thousands of people, including some first-time activists moved by the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, rallied at Connecticut’s state Capitol on Thursday demanding lawmakers toughen gun laws. Holding…