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WaPo: Petraeus Influenced Benghazi Talking Points in His Favor
The decisions made by former CIA Director David Petraeus after a meeting with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the wake of last year s Benghazi attack are considered the pivotal moments in the controversy over the Obama administration s talking points...
Rep. Issa: IRS Hearing Will Proceed Without Key Witness
On the eve of his committee s planned hearing into the IRS targeting scandal, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said Wednesday s proceedings will continue despite the apparent absence of a key agency witness, who has indicated that she plans to take the Fifth...
Rudy Giuliani: Fox Reporter Should Sue DOJ for 'Totally Unethical' Behavior
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani accused the Obamaadministration of being extremely incompetent on Tuesday as he urged Fox reporter James Rosen to sue the Justice Department for libel after being named an unindicted co-conspirator in the government s zealousness...
White House, Treasury Discussed How to Manage IRS Story
The White House and Treasury Department took part in how to handle public relations over the IRS scandal of targeting conservative groups, The Hill reports. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Childress spoke with Treasury officials twice...
Leahy Pulls Same-Sex Marriage Amendment from Immigration Bill
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has withdrawn an amendment to the immigration bill that would allow same-sex couples the same access to green cards as married straight couples, The Hill reports. Leahy said it was with a heavy heart that he withdrew the amendment, but...
Senate Panel Approves Sweeping Immigration Bill
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would bring about the biggest changes in U.S. immigration policy in a generation, setting up a spirited debate in the full Senate next month. By a vote of 13-5, the panel approved the nearly 900-page bill...
Justice Seized White House, Fox Phone Records
The Justice Department seized the telephone records of at least five Fox News reporters and several White House staffers in connection with the 2009 probe into a former State Department contractor who is accused of leaking classified information to Fox journalist James...
Israeli Official: Iran Could Make Dozens of Nukes A Year
Iran's nuclear ambitions are bigger than most people think, with the country capable of becoming a nuclear superpower, Israel's strategic affairs minister said Tuesday.
Obama: Reporters Shouldn't be Prosecuted
President Barack Obama believes journalists shouldn't be prosecuted for doing their jobs, the White House said Tuesday, showing solidarity with First Amendment advocates alarmed by a pair of high-profile federal probes into national security leaks.Although Obama believes...
Immigration Bill Backers Say Not All Back-taxes Will Be Paid
Despite assurances that illegal immigrants would have to pay back taxes before being granted citizenship under proposed immigration reform, one of the bill's sponsors admits it will be impossible to collect everything the government is owed.
CBS Reporter Says Computers Were Compromised
CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson said on Tuesday that her personal and work computers have been compromised likening the intrusion to the Justice Department's surveillance of Fox News reporter James Rosen five years ago.
Pentagon Wants $450M for Guantanamo Prison
The Pentagon wants more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.New details on the administration's budget request for next year and other expenses emerged on Tuesday. The cost of the facility that...
FBI ID's 5 Benghazi Suspects
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn't enough proof to try...
Accused Fort Hood Shooter Paid $278,000 While Awaiting Trial
Accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is receiving full pay while he awaits trail, but some of the shooting victims struggle to pay their bills because the Army will not classify the attack as terrorism.
Fred Thompson: Fox, AP Cases Smack of 'Selectivity'
The Justice Department's targeting of Fox News correspondent James Rosen is "just a matter of trying to intimidate those who would embarrass them," former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson tells Newsmax TV.
Priebus to Williams: Scandal Could Go to Highest Levels
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the scandals surrounding the administration and the federal government could possibly reach to the highest levels in the White House.
Top IRS Official Will Take Fifth Before Congress
The IRS official over the division that reviews tax-exempt applications will invoke her Fifth Amendment right not to testify before Congress, her lawyer says.
Fred Thompson: Special Benghazi Panel Will 'Get to the Truth'
A special congressional committee needs to investigate the Sept. 11 Benghazi attacks because a unified effort would be more likely to get to the truth, Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson tells Newsmax TV.
Hatch, Democrats Reach Deal on High-Tech Visas
Sen. Orrin Hatch reached an agreement with Democrats on changes to a high-skilled visa program, clearing an impediment to Republican support for legislation revising U.S. immigration law.
Rand Paul Objects to Hearings on Apple's Tax Avoidance
While most senators seem to be mad at Apple for avoiding billions of dollars in taxes, Sen. Rand Paul is mad at other senators for being mad at Apple.
Hatch OKs Deal to Ease High-Tech Visa Rules
Senate negotiators have reached a tentative deal with tech companies to ease restrictions on hiring foreigners for high-skilled jobs as part of a sweeping immigration bill.
Court Rules Bin Laden Death Photos Can Stay Secret
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. government had properly classified top secret more than 50 images of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden taken after his death, and that the government did not need to release them. The unanimous ruling by three judges on...
Apple CEO Tells Senate: 'We Pay All the Taxes We Owe'
Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's use of offshore tax shelters before U.S. senators who castigated the company for avoiding $9 billion and more in payments.
Obama May Back Off Gay Marriage to Save Immigration Bill
Two people familiar with the Senate immigration deliberations say the White House has suggested to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy that it would be best to put off a controversy over gay marriage until a bill goes before the full Senate.President Barack Obama backs the proposal...
Ex-DOJ Officials: IRS Scandal Symptom of Free Speech Suppression
The Internal Revenue Service scandal represents the outgrowth of a long-term effort to quell political free speech, former Justice Department officials David Rivkin and Lee Casey say.
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