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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...
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...
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…
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...
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...
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…

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