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President Obama Speaks On Countering Violent Extremism
President Obama speaks on countering violent extremism. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Says He’ll Sign “Freedom Act” ASAP

President Obama is promising to work quickly to resume domestic surveillance programs after Congress passed the USA Freedom Act today.

In a White House statement, the President chided some members of Congress for the "needless delay and inexcusable lapse" in national security powers

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Getty Images -  Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.
Getty Images - Rep. William Keating (D) Mass.

Fisheries Amendment Approved By House Of Representatives

A recently passed amendment could provide more for money for fisheries research.

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Californians React To Supreme Court Rulings On Prop 8 And DOMA
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POTUS Can Snub SCOTUS

Do you think the president can disregard the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on same-sex marriage? That's what Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, is saying when asked about the Supreme Court's role in determining the constitutionality of laws

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Michelle Leonhart / Getty Images

DEA Director Leonhart Stepping Down

The head of the embattled Drug Enforcement Administration has announced her retirement.

Word of the retirement of Michele Leonhart came late today in a statement from Attorney General Eric Holder

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Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Obama Speaks At Kennedy Institute Dedication

President Barack Obama says American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Obama was speaking at the formal dedication of an institute named for Kennedy in Boston

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Photo by Jack Milton/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Federal Legislation Filed To Protect First-Responders

First responders, health professionals and family members who administer overdose-reversing drugs would be shielded from potential lawsuits under a bill filed in Congress.

The bill's supporters say the use of drugs like naloxone _ also known as Narcan _ in an emergency overdose situation shouldn't be deterred by fear of legal action

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Pete Marovich/Bloomberg / via Getty Images

Israeli Prime Minister Sounds Warnings About Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is sounding more warnings about the U.S.-led nuclear negotiations with Iran. Speaking to a joint meeting of Congress, Netanyahu argued that Iran is behind a global terror network and he said its quest for nuclear weapons could destroy the Jewish people

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Members Of Congress Getting Wealthier

Americans might be struggling to recover from the Great Recession, but Congress is getting wealthier every year.

Research released Monday by the Center for Responsive Politics shows the median net worth of lawmakers was more than one-million dollars in 2013

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Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

US Rep. Seth Moulton Named To House Armed Services Committee

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton has won a seat on the House Armed Services Committee.

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Republicans Settle In On Capitol Hill

Optimistic Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

Before the new Congress was two hours old, a veto showdown with President Barack Obama was set as the White House announced he would reject legislation approving the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline, which Republicans intend to advance

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