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President Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Oregon Victims
President Obama is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the nine people killed in the shooting at an Oregon community college.
American flags will be lowered at the White House and all public buildings and military installations across the country through Tuesday...
Gallup Poll: Congress Out Of Touch With Average Americans
Most Americans feel Congress is out of touch with average Americans.
A new Gallup poll shows nearly 80-percent of Americans feel that way. Nearly 70-percent believe lawmakers in Congress are more focused on the needs of special interests rather than serving the people they represent...
Pope to Congress: Nations Should Not Fear Foreigners
Pope Francis is urging U.S. lawmakers to embrace immigration.
Addressing a deeply divided U.S. Congress, the Pontiff said nations should not fear foreigners. He added, "Most of us were once foreigners." That line was a crowd-pleaser for Democrats...
Congress Has Busy Agenda
Washington  (AP) - Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer - cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama.
Lawmakers face a weighty list of unfinished business and looming deadlines, including a st…
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…
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...
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.
Leonhart had faced mounting pressure to resign from members of Congress who questioned her competence in …
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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