Attorney General Allows Limited Subpoena of New York Times Journalist

Attorney General Eric Holder has given federal prosecutors permission to subpoena New York Timesreporter James Risen for some information regarding his connection to a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency. Though New York Timesreporter James Risen has been adamant about not revealing his sources and the Department of Justice indicated last week it would not force the Pulitzer Prize […]

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Senate Passes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government… Until Wednesday

Shutdown averted, for now Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed Tea Party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. Lawmakers took a break in their intrigue long enough to send Obama legislation that provides funds […]

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Democrats Upset Over Spending Bill Keep Vote Close to the Wire

The bill to keep the government open is in trouble hours from a midnight shutdown-inducing deadline. The House passed by two votes a measure to clear a legislative hurdle, as House Republican whips twisted the arms of retiring members to change their minds. Liberals and conservatives oppose the $1.1 trillion government-funding bill. Conservatives oppose the bill for not defunding President […]

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New Secret Service Chief Asks for Time to Rebuild Trust

“We know we’ve lost that trust,” Joseph Clancy says The new leader of the Secret Service says the agency wants to earn back Americans’ trust. In his first television interview since becoming acting director, Joseph Clancy told “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams that scandals and security lapses, including a breach of the White Houseby a knife-wielding intruder, have shaken […]

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Congress poised to end where it started

NEW: President Barack Obama signed the deadline extension early Friday morning Senate could vote on spending bill Friday, but have until Saturday before next deadline Congress narrowly averted another shutdown Thursday night, 14 months after the last one What’s new is that now Democrats don’t need their President Washington (CNN) — This Congress is going out just the way it […]

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Rich & poor, black & white: Many in US unified in anger at Eric Garner case

Athletes and celebrities, med students and congressional staffers react to Garner case A spate of controversial police slayings of unarmed black men served as protest catalyst Garner’s chokehold death at hands of police resonates with whites and nonwhites alike (CNN) — Michael Jordan once summed up his social and political activism in four simple words: “Republicans buy sneakers, too.” In […]

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House Democrats Upset Over Proposed Rollback of Wall Street Regulation

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday night that she was “hopeful” the House would pass a bill to avert a government shutdown once lawmakers read the final language. But now it appears that top House Democrats have read the bill, and they’re furious with provisions that roll back the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law passed in the aftermath of the […]

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