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Ben Carson: WH requested apology to Obama for ‘offending him’

Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson made no apologies after his now-legendary speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last year, even to the White House after it requested Carson apologize to President Barack Obama for “offending him.”

Melissa Harris-Perry: Is Eric Holder the ‘Obama we’ve been waiting for?’

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While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing for Attorney General Eric Holder to face impeachment, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has nothing but praise for the Justice Department head and is wondering if Holder is “the Obama we had been hoping for?”

Rand Paul: The GOP’s problem is that we’re too timid

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Manchester, N.H. — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) issued a grassroots call-to-action Saturday during a speech in New Hampshire and called on both his fellow citizens to stand up and “fight for freedom” and the GOP to shed its timid image in favor of a more exciting stance.

Ann Coulter: GOP ‘spinning wheels’ with youth outreach

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As the GOP boosts efforts to sway Millennials to side with the Republican Party, political pundit Ann Coulter is shunning such efforts, saying the GOP is “spinning your wheels” with tactics to reach Generation Y.

Louie Gohmert calls for constitutional amendment allowing states to veto federal legislation

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has taken up crusade once attempted by his fellow Republicans and announced the need for a constitutional amendment that would expand states’ rights and allow them to veto any legislation passed by Congress and signed into law the President of the United States.

Obama: Republicans a threat to the right to vote

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President Barack Obama slammed Republicans on Friday for supporting voter identification law and labeled the GOP as a threat to the right to vote.

O’Malley’s Maryland is Obama’s oasis

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The legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly adjourned Monday at midnight with balloons falling from the ceiling of the state house in Annapolis, Md., and Democrats patting themselves on the backs for a job well done.

Burwell to replace Sebelius as HHS Secretary

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Sylvia Mathews Burwell is about to become the biggest name in health care after news broke Thursday night that she will be the nominee to replace the resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. If confirmed, Burwell, who is the current director of the Office and Management and Budget, will become the key figure leading implementation […]

Eric Holder and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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Tuesday turned into a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Attorney General Eric Holder, as he earned the ire of several Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee for dodging criminal contempt charges.

Holder spars with Gohmert over contempt charge: ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy’

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A snide comment made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in reference to Attorney General Eric Holder’s criminal contempt charges set off a firestorm between the two men, as the duo engaged in an intense back-and-forth.

Holder: Time to explore gun-tracking bracelets

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In an attempt to promote gun safety, Attorney General Eric Holder told a panel of legislators Friday the Department of Justice wants to “explore” personalization technology that requires gun users to wear bracelets.

Ga. Republican senate candidate sends Obama to voicemail in new ad

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When it comes to opposition to the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) isn’t taking any calls from President Barack Obama — literally — as the Senate hopeful explained in a new campaign ad.

Bill Maher on SCOTUS ruling: The idiots have broken the Constitution

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Outspoken HBO host Bill Maher railed against the United States Supreme Court for its ruling on individual campaign contributions during his show, “Real Time,” on Friday, saying “the idiots have found a way to break [the Constitution].”

Grand Jury Convened in Christie Bridge Scandal Probe

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ABC NEWS — The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey has convened a grand jury to investigate the involvement of Governor Chris Christie’s office in the George Washington Bridge scandal, ABC News has learned.

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Watchdog: State Department can’t fully account for $6B worth of contracts

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FOX NEWS — The State Department has a “serious” problem accounting for how it has spent billions of dollars on contracts all over the world, according to the official watchdog that oversees the sprawling department.

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Chris Matthews believes Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in the 20th Century

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Apparently MSNBC host Chris Matthews and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took the same course in American history.

Russian diplomat to Americans on Crimea: Chill out and do some yoga

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Russian officials have taken to mercifully mocking their United States colleagues for their concern over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and one high-ranking official is advising his western counterparts to accept it, move on and hit the yoga mat.

Jim Moran: ‘Members of Congress are underpaid’ and deserve more

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Retiring Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) is not pleased with members of Congress’ compensation, as he lamented Thursday that he and his colleagues are “underpaid,” especially in the context of what their jobs entail.

Obamacare’s slow start to youth outreach raises enrollment questions

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A last ditch effort by the White House to reach Millennials begs the question of whether enough 18- to 34-year-olds enrolled under Obamacare to help ensure its success.

Liberal Overreaction to Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision is Ridiculous

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Almost immediately after the Supreme Court handed down its pro-free speech decision in the campaign finance case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission yesterdayliberals rushed to denounce the decision as one of the “worst decisions of all time,” and the end of democracy as we know it. Who knew political speech during an election could be such a terrible thing for the democratic process.