The House has approved a bill to fund the federal government through the end of September.
Leonard “Nipper” Read, the Scotland Yard detective who tracked down some of the robbers called Reynold’s death “the end of an era.”
The U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) says it released several hundred detainees in an effort to prepare for the across-the-board budget cuts scheduled to go into effect March 1.
The Senate voted today to stop debating and allow the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense to come for a vote before the full Senate.
When President Obama used his State of the Union address to affirm “we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts” to target terrorism suspects overseas, national security experts wondered exactly who on Capitol Hill got the scoop about secretive U.S. drone strikes.
The president sparked controversy last week when he told The New Republic he does skeet shooting “all the time.” In response, the White House released a picture of Obama shooting skeet last August at Camp David.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appears to have reversed his views on an earned path to citizenship, which in a Tea Party-backed 2010 campaign he called “code for amnesty.” Some critics say the young Cuban-American lawmaker seems to be looking ahead to 2016 and a possible White House bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Federal spending cuts may have hurt the U.S. economy’s fourth quarter growth. But don’t count on that changing the dynamics of the current debate over the sequester, the ax poised to start hacking $1.2 trillion from federal spending if Congress fails to stop it by the March 1 deadline.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
As expected, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee supports the nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood is the latest member of the administration to announce a departure.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
In an interview with The New Republic, the president said that those who dismiss the traditions of hunting “out of hand make a big mistake.” The comments come amid his administration’s efforts to push gun control in the wake of the shootings last month in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children were killed.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us