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Wiretap: Trump is all over the map on immigration while Dreamers...

As it becomes increasingly less clear what exactly the president is willing to sign in a bipartisan bill to address the plight of the...

Wiretap: Living with the intelligence community we deserve

Barack Obama stepped lightly around the Senate Intelligence Report on CIA torture, knowing that he can condemn what happened in the dark days after...

The real scandal: Shouting al-Qaeda on a crowded TV news set

David Kirkpatrick's great piece on the Benghazi attack has GOP critics all shaken up. Is it possible they had it all wrong? (Just nod quietly, the NSA could be listening.)

Wiretap: Investigate!

Alert: Republicans finally have a new plan on Obamacare. If they can't delay it, defund it or destroy it, they'll do what Congress always does: they'll investigate it. From Fast and Furious to Slow and Makes Us Furious. This will be productive.

Economists urge Obama, Congress to protect more public lands

Protecting public lands can be a boon for the private sector, attracting companies and workers to the communities that border them, more than 100 economists wrote in letter to President Obama this week.

PolitiFact exposes budget lies–from both sides of the aisle

PolitiFact, the nonpartisan fact-checking arm of the St. Petersburg Times, this week evaluated key talking points about the federal budget made by both Republicans and Democrats.

Koch Brothers connected to House committee attacking EPA

The Watchdog Institute, a nonprofit reporting center based out of San Diego State University, has released a report showing connections between a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Koch brothers, Charles and David.

Senate votes in a landslide to audit the Fed

WASHINGTON-- On Tuesday, the Senate voted in a landslide to approve the Audit the Fed amendment to Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform proposal. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the author of the amendment, has directed the Government Accountability Office to publish a report on the Federal Reserve’s books by Dec. 1, 2010, reviewing in a way that “does not interfere with monetary policy” but does let the American people know the names of the recipients of the more than $2 trillion in taxpayer assistance doled out by the nation's central banking system.

The ACORN Obsession, holiday version

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., one week off of his ACORN forum, tweets evidence that the White House served ACORN-shaped treats at a Christmas party...

Stacked GOP ACORN hearing finds reason to investigate further

WASHINGTON-- As legislators streamed into the room around him, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, peered over his glasses at the roughly 60 people who’d come to this special hearing. “I’m glad to see this turnout so early in the day,” said Smith. (The hearing began at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday) “Today’s hearing is an opportunity for Republicans to move forward on this issue of importance to the American people.”
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