White House Leak Hits Democratic Governor After Immigration Comments

Policy differences over immigration between the Maryland’s governor and the Obama Administration leads to an unusually nasty battle in the press. In 2012, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was ubiquitous on the campaign trail for President Barack Obama’s re-elect, appearing regularly on cable TV and in spin rooms to lob attacks on behalf of the president. He was the only governor […]

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Clinton tells ‘Daily Show’ she wants office with ‘fewer corners,’ talks Mideast peace

Your video will begin momenriSTORY HIGHLIGHTS New: Palestinians in Gaza are “trapped by their leadership,” Clinton says Clinton used her appearance to promote her book “Hard Choices” Stewart: “They just want to know if you’re running for President” When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the ‘Daily Show’ Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential […]

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Should the U.S. lower its drinking age?

Thursday is 30th anniversary of bill that effectively raised U.S. drinking age to 21 Proponents say higher drinking age reduces alcohol-related accidents Opponents say it creates a “forbidden fruit” syndrome that leads to binge drinking U.S. is one of only a few developed countries with a minimum drinking age over 18 Editor’s note: Editor’s note: This story is part of a […]

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Global Warming Is Coming, but Climate Hysteria Doesn’t Help Anyone

The Guardian‘s dire report of a climate-change catastrophe unfolding in Miami is a case of premature evacuation Help us! We’re drowning! It’s a catastrophe! DO SOMETHING! Well, we’re not actually drowning. We do get damp every now and then, but it’s hard to see how some modest sunny-day flooding in my neighborhood at high tide justifies the Guardian headline that’s […]

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Obama to Step Up Campaign for Highway Funding

Amid election-year gridlock The Obama Administration is stepping up its efforts to press Congress to provide additional funding for infrastructure projects, with just weeks remaining until the nation’s highway trust fund runs dry. Obama will reiterate his call to pay for funding the trust fund with business tax reform this week, a White House official said, a proposal that has […]

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IRS to Rubber-Stamp Tax-Exempt Status for Most Charities After Scandal

IRS head touts “efficiencies,” but some groups fear fraud Amid ongoing controversy over its scrutiny of nonprofits, the Internal Revenue Service has decided it will no longer screen approximately 80% of the organizations seeking tax-exempt charitable status each year, a change that will ease the creation of small charities while doing away with a review intended to counter fraud and […]

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Cruz wants investigation of Cochran-McDaniel runoff results

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is calling for an investigation into the bitter and divisive Mississippi Republican Senate primary contest. “What happened in Mississippi was appalling,” the freshman Republican senator from Texas – a rock star among tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives – said Monday. “Primaries are always rough and tumble, but the conduct of the Washington, D.C. […]

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Justice won’t probe CIA, Senate spying allegations

The Justice Department has decided it won’t referee charges — and countercharges — of spying between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA’s general counsel and inspector general each made criminal referrals to the Justice Department seeking an investigation of whether Senate staffers obtained unauthorized access to classified documents related to the agency’s now-defunct post-9/11 interrogation program. Soon […]

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