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McConnell flips and backs ban on pork barrel spending

McConnell flips and backs ban on pork barrel spending

Congress’ most unapologetic fan of big-money politics is backing a ban on pork-barrel earmarks and avoiding an early battle with conservative senators who had threatened to force a vote on…

Murkowski leading by 1,706 votes as the count continues

Murkowski leading by 1,706 votes as the count continues

Election workers are scheduled to continue counting ballots in Alaska’s still-undecided Senate race. About 8,800 ballots were to be tallied on Tuesday, a day after election officials said Sen. Lisa…

He’s Back! Kal Penn Returns To White House

Kal Penn is back at the White House. The actor who played Kumar in the “Harold and Kumar” film series worked on Monday at the Office of Public Engagement, ABC…

Incoming GOP Rep Who Campaigned Against ‘Obamacare’ Demands Government Health Care Without 28-Day Waiting Period

A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan from…

Hope fades for shoot-from-the-lip tea party candidate

Hope fades for shoot-from-the-lip tea party candidate

Two weeks after decisive US mid-term polls, a controversial Tea Party member is clinging to hopes of election in Alaska despite growing signs his bid to become a senator on…

U.S. Preparing To Expand Yemen Operation, Open Long-Term Bases

The U.S. is preparing for an expanded campaign against al Qaeda in Yemen, mobilizing military and intelligence resources to enable Yemeni and American strikes and drawing up a longer-term proposal…

Mitch McConnell & Jim DeMint Embroiled In Intense GOP Power Struggle: Who’s Really The Leader?

Sen. Jim DeMint won one of the biggest legislative victories of his career Monday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to the South Carolina Republican’s demand for a freeze…

John McCain Backs Billions In Defense Cuts

(Reuters) – Senator John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said billions of dollars could be saved from the defense budget by cutting lawmakers’ pet projects,…

Richard (RJ) Eskow: The Six Percenters

Only 6% of Americans think Congress should concentrate on reducing the deficit or changing the tax code, according to the latest CBS News poll. Nearly ten times as many people,…

Rand Paul: I’m A ‘Fan’ Of Divided Government

In an interview with “Washington Unplugged,” this Republican from Kentucky says he looks forward to working with a House controlled by his party and a Democratic White House and Senate,…