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NRA Frowns on Texas Proposal to Allow Alcohol at Gun Shows

August 13, 2014 The National Rifle Association has finally found an expansion of gun rights it doesn't like: selling alcohol at gun shows. The powerful lobbying group is opposing a Texas proposal to allow the sale of booze along with firearms. But the N.R.A., which has pushed for more guns to be allowed...

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Does Obama Know Something We Don't About Supreme Court Retirements?

August 12, 2014 President Obama may not be buying Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's insistence that she won't be retiring from the Supreme Court anytime soon. Speaking to donors at a fundraiser in Boston on Monday, the president seemed to suggest that he expects another Supreme Court justice to retire during his final two...

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The DEA Paid An Amtrak Secretary $854,460 for Free Passenger Lists

August 12, 2014 The Drug Enforcement Agency reportedly paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 to snoop on passengers, even though they could have had the information for free. The Associated Press reported Monday that according to a report by Amtrak's inspector general, an unnamed secretary received $854,460 over nearly two decades to...

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Whatever Happened to the Benghazi Select Committee?

August 8, 2014 Friday will mark exactly three months since House Republicans, with great fanfare,voted to impanel the Select Committee on Benghazi – a tribunal charged with uncovering the truth behind the 2012 terrorist attack after five other congressional committees had apparently fallen short. Since each party named its members to the panel,...

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Toddler Gets Timeout for Slipping Through White House Gates

August 8, 2014 The Secret Service slapped a timeout on a squirmy toddler Thursday evening after the small child caused a security scare by sliding through the White House gates. The little squirt squeezed through a section of the gates along Pennsylvania Avenue while President Obama was preparing to announce in a televised...

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Obama Doesn't Want to Send the Secret Ebola Serum to Africa Anytime Soon

August 7, 2014 President Obama held a news conference on Wednesday evening to tout the success three day U.S. African Leaders Summit, but what reporters really wanted to know about was Ebola. Obama said it was premature for him to say whether the U.S. would send an unapproved, experimental drug to Africa or...

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Hillary Clinton Puts Down Roots in Midtown Manhattan

August 6, 2014 Hillary Clinton is leasing a big new office near Times Square in Manhattan, but it's not for the reason you might think. The 19-office space that the former secretary of State reportedly leased for two years won't be used as a headquarters for her possible 2016 presidential campaign but merely...

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Voters Don't Even Like Their Own Congressmen Anymore

August 5, 2014 Americans are so disenchanted with Congress that they don't even approve of their own local representatives anymore, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has found. The findings are significant because they undercut a long-running phenomenon in politics: While voters frequently tell pollsters they want to "throw all the bums out,"...

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Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Passes Away

August 4, 2014 James Brady, the former White House press secretary who became an advocate for gun control after he was paralyzed in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday at age 73. His death was announced by a family spokeswoman, according to the Associated Press. "We are heartbroken to share...

Senate Approves $225M Cash Infusion for Israel's Iron Dome

August 1, 2014 The Senate on Friday signed off on $225 million to send to Israel for its Iron Dome missile defense system, and the House could give its approval later in the day. The funding was held up on Thursday night in a dispute over how to pay for it, and it...