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Lawmaker Says Snowden Leaks Will Cost Country ‘Billions To Repair’

Lawmaker Says Snowden Leaks Will Cost Country ‘Billions To Repair’Following a classified briefing on Wednesday, the chairman and the vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the "majority" of the classified information taken by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had "nothing to do with the NSA," or its collection of bulk data.

VIDEO: Congressman Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony

VIDEO: Congressman Threatens To Throw Reporter Off BalconyThe post-State of the Union reviews of President Obama's address and the GOP responses have been hijacked a bit this morning by reports about Rep. Michael Grimm's angry response last night to a reporter's question.

Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed Again

Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed AgainLater today, President Obama will be in Raleigh, N.C., where he's expected to again make the case that Congress should extend the benefits.

An ‘Embarrassed And Humiliated’ Gov. Christie Apologizes

An ‘Embarrassed And Humiliated’ Gov. Christie ApologizesSaying he is "embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some people on my team," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to the people of New Jersey for his aides' role in a scheme to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes that lead to the George Washington Bridge.

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment BenefitsA three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday.

Senators Cross Aisle To Call For New Sanctions On Iran

Senators Cross Aisle To Call For New Sanctions On IranA bipartisan measure defying President Obama would impose new sanctions on Iran if it breaks an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.

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.