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Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To China

Sen. Baucus Tapped To Be Ambassador To Chinaonfirming one of the week's less-secret secrets, the White House announced Friday morning that President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to be the next ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Dad Doubles Down; Palin Defends Him

‘Duck Dynasty’ Dad Doubles Down; Palin Defends HimSaying that his mission "is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together," Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson isn't backing away from the comments he's made about gays that have led A&E to suspend him from the popular show indefinitely.

Obama’s ‘You Can Keep It’ Promise Is ‘Lie Of The Year’

Obama’s ‘You Can Keep It’ Promise Is ‘Lie Of The Year’President Obama's oft-repeated promise that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it" is 2013's "lie of the year," according to the fact checkers at the Tampa Bay Times' nonpartisan PolitiFact project.

It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The House

It’s ‘Not Great,’ But Budget Deal Is Expected To Pass In The HouseThe House is expected to vote Thursday on the bipartisan deal that would set spending levels for the next two years, replace many of the indiscriminate "sequester" budget cuts and, in theory at least, take off the table one of the most partisan of the many partisan issues that have contributed to the gridlock in Washington, D.C.

Group to file recall application against Lindsey Holmes

Group to file recall application against Lindsey HolmesA group that wants to remove state legislator Lindsey Holmes from office is turning in their recall application Wednesday morning.

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who led the chamber from 1989 to 1995, has died, according to his family. He was 84.

San Francisco BART Transit Workers On Strike

San Francisco BART Transit Workers On StrikeFriday's commute in San Francisco is frustrating now that workers for the region's largest transit system, known as the BART, are on strike.

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert DefaultBringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.

Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaign

Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaignByron Mallott filed as a candidate for governor today, making him the first Democratic candidate to officially jump into the race.

Welcome To Week Three Of The Shutdown

Welcome To Week Three Of The ShutdownThe partial government shutdown begins its third week on Tuesday as the debt ceiling deadline looms just two days from now. Congressional leaders seem to be inching toward a deal that could prove acceptable to both sides and the White House. But, we've been here before.