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Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms Cordray

Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms CordrayIn the shadow of a dramatic showdown over the filibuster of White House nominations, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights LawBy a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the Justice Department regarding voting procedures.

‘Everything Possible’ Being Done For Ailing Nelson Mandela

‘Everything Possible’ Being Done For Ailing Nelson MandelaSouth Africans, and millions more people around the world, are waiting anxiously for further word about Nelson Mandela and praying for the former president and anti-apartheid icon.

Obama Working On Plan That Limits Power Plant Emissions

Obama Working On Plan That Limits Power Plant EmissionsPresident Obama will soon unveil a plan that will put limits on the carbon emissions of existing power plants, the administration's top energy adviser said on Wednesday.

Wanna Be A Rock Star? NASA Needs Help Tracking Asteroids

Wanna Be A Rock Star? NASA Needs Help Tracking AsteroidsThe White House and NASA are seeking the public's help in hunting for asteroids that could someday smash into Earth.

DC lawmakers recess with plenty still to be done

DC lawmakers recess with plenty still to be doneThe Senate is out for the week. But it will return to a full slate.

‘I Have Not Done Anything Wrong,’ Says Key IRS Official

‘I Have Not Done Anything Wrong,’ Says Key IRS Official"I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations."

Key Charge Against Ex-BP Official In Spill Case Dismissed

Key Charge Against Ex-BP Official In Spill Case DismissedA federal judge in Louisiana has thrown out the central criminal charge against a former BP executive because prosecutors failed to prove he knew about a pending congressional investigation into oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico three years ago.

Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS CommissionerPresident Obama announced late Wednesday that the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steve Miller, has resigned in the wake of a report that employees at the agency engaged in partisan scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Read The Report On IRS’s ‘Inappropriate’ Scrutiny Of Groups

Read The Report On IRS’s ‘Inappropriate’ Scrutiny Of GroupsThe language is not dramatic but the message is clear: A much-anticipated report from the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration is straight forward about how Internal Revenue Service personnel unfairly singled out some conservative groups for unnecessary scrutiny during the 2012 campaign cycle.