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  • Mark Zuckerberg group's attack on Steve King sends message to GOP immigration reform foes

    Why would Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook billionaire born and raised in New York, educated in Massachusetts, and now based in California, have any particular interest in the politics of Iowa's rural 4th Congressional District? Because the area is home to Republican Rep. Steve King, one of the...

  • Wisconsin public sector union still losing members

    Wisconsin's public sector unions continue to struggle to retain members in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker's reforms, new Labor Department filings indicate. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 48, one of the union's four main branches in the state, has...

  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it

    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and...

  • Surprise! Another Keystone XL pipeline delay

    Obama administration officials have extended the comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline, effectively delaying yet again a decision on the pipeline. The latest delay, the administration said, was due to continuing litigation in Nebraska surrounding the pipeline's route.

  • White House won't call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a 'moderate'

    President Obama's spokesman won't call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a "moderate," but he still has enough confidence to negotiate with Iran about its nuclear program, despite the human rights abuses that have taken place since Rouhani came to power.

  • Top Obama campaign aides face off in British elections

    David Axelrod and Jim Messina, two of President Obama's top campaign aides during the 2012 election, are working against each other in the British elections.

  • Tea Party Express chairman resigns to target Mitch McConnell

    Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer resigned Friday to join the campaign of Matt Bevin, who's challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the May 20 Kentucky Republican primary.

  • 'Unbelievable': Pakistani politico responds to library named after Osama bin Laden

    A prominent Pakistani female politician went on Twitter on Friday to condemn the news that a religious women's school in the country's capital of Islamabad is renaming its library after Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack mastermind Osama bin Laden.

  • Treasury Department investigating U.S. mystery plane in Iran

    A mysterious American plane seen at an airport in Iran may have violated U.S. law by landing in Tehran, which the Treasury Department will investigate. U.S. law "would generally prohibit U.S. registered aircraft from flying to Iran," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Friday.

  • Critic of 'Honor Diaries' screaming 'Islamophobes' to intimidate would-be viewers

    A Canadian Muslim activist who has written extensively about women's rights in Islam has set her sights on "Honor Diaries," a film about the horrors that women face in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa. Sheema Khan accused the film -- and its makers -- of being "Islamophobes" in...

  • Wendy Davis included in FBI investigation of North Texas Tollway Authority

    Wendy Davis' legal work for the North Texas Tollway Authority is part of an FBI investigation into the agency, according to the Dallas Morning News.

  • Bob Corker, other Tennessee Republicans refuse subpoenas from Big Labor

    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Thursday he will not comply with a subpoena issued by the United Auto Workers to appear at a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing April 21. Fellow Tennessee Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill...

  • Spokeswoman: Outgoing HHS chief Kathleen Sebelius is not running for Senate in Kansas

    The Times first floated the rumor of a Sebelius candidacy on Wednesday, openly wondering whether Sebelius was "weighing revenge" against Roberts for calling for Sebelius' resignation during the rocky rollout of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges.

  • Dems' 2014 challenge: How to win when Americans see a liar in the White House

    Timing is everything in politics and the latest Fox News poll suggests the timing of the 2014 midterm election could not be worse for President Obama and his fellow Democrats. With public approval of Congress in the single digits, senators and representatives in both parties may face the most...

  • The (so far very limited) move against no-fault divorce

    I have long wondered why, when conservatives (and others) lament the apparent decline in the institution of marriage, no conservatives advance the notion of amending the no-fault divorce laws, which were passed in just about every state a little more than 40 years ago. It turns out, I find from...



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