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Merry Cliffmas!

Here is a summary of where things stand on the “fiscal cliff,” with just minutes to spare before the midnight deadline, after which the Bush tax cuts will expire and massive automatic spending cuts are implemented. The White House–meaning Vice

Merry Cliffmas!

Group: Boehner Can't Get Majority of GOP to Back Deal

American Majority Action, the conservative group that’s leading the charge against House Speaker John Boehner continuing in his current position, said Monday evening that Boehner doesn’t have at least 50 percent of his House GOP members’ support for the fiscal

Group: Boehner Can't Get Majority of GOP to Back Deal

Obama's New Economic Normal: Seven Devastating Facts

America is entering a new economic normal, a reality where almost everything that should be going up is going down, and everything that should be going down is going up. The United States begins 2013 in uncharted economic waters; America

Obama's New Economic Normal: Seven Devastating Facts

Fiscal Cliff: Third Time Biden Has Negotiated for Obama

President Barack Obama delivered remarks from the White House on Monday afternoon on fiscal cliff negotiation progress in Congress, as Democratic and Republican leaders in the upper chamber appeared to iron out major issues pertaining to a fiscal cliff agreement:

Fiscal Cliff: Third Time Biden Has Negotiated for Obama

Clinton Most Admired Woman in US for 17th Time

Ailing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had something to smile about from her hospital bed Monday when she was named the woman most admired by Americans, for the 17th time. Clinton topped the 2012 list compiled by Gallup, with

Clinton Most Admired Woman in US for 17th Time

Obama Scuttles 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal?

This afternoon, in one of the more bizarre appearances of his presidency, Barack Obama gave a televised address to a room full of supporters on the “fiscal cliff.” He broke no news, but mocked Congress, and hinted at future tax

Obama Scuttles 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal?

Google Hires 'Grand Prophet' of Machine Intelligence

In December, Google hired as its director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, 64, the “grand prophet” of something called “the Singularity”–the moment when machines will overtake human intelligence to such a level that “human life will be irreversibly transformed.” A graduate

Google Hires 'Grand Prophet' of Machine Intelligence

Stocks Turn Up on Hints of 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal

By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business WriterNEW YORKOn Monday, the stock market was as choppy as the “fiscal cliff” deal-making that has been yanking it around. U.S. stocks struggled for direction on the last day of the year, with the “fiscal cliff”

Stocks Turn Up on Hints of 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal

Obama Approval Drops Five Points in Week

In the wake of his reelection victory last month, President Obama has enjoyed a steady rise in his approval ratings. According to Gallup’s daily tracking poll, Obama’s approval rating reached 58% on December 21st, a 52-week high. Election winners typically

Obama Approval Drops Five Points in Week

Democrats Balk at Fiscal Cliff Deal

Iowa’s Democrat Senator Tom Harkin is balking at any offer to raise the tax hike threshold from $250,000 annually to $450,000 in late negotiations to prevent the federal government going over the “fiscal cliff.” The most recent offer being considered

Democrats Balk at Fiscal Cliff Deal

10 Most Corrupt Politicians of 2012

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2012 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Secretary

10 Most Corrupt Politicians of 2012

Progress seen in last-minute 'fiscal cliff' talks

(AP) Progress seen in last-minute ‘fiscal cliff’ talksBy ALAN FRAM and JULIE PACEAssociated PressWASHINGTONDemocrats and Republicans say signs of progress are emerging in urgent negotiations to avert the looming `fiscal cliff’ ahead of a midnight deadline. A person familiar with

Progress seen in last-minute 'fiscal cliff' talks

RGIII: Only Man Who Can Solve Fiscal Cliff

Yesterday, he only threw for 100 yards against the Dallas Cowboys, but it was enough to lift the Washington Redskins to an unlikely NFC East division title and a spot in the NFL playoffs. Today, all Robert Griffin III would

RGIII: Only Man Who Can Solve Fiscal Cliff

Marine to Gun-grabber Di Feinstein: 'No Ma'am'

Joshua Boston, a retired Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, has a message for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D, CA) concerning her newest gun banning bill. Corporal Boston says, “No Ma’Am.” Boston posted an open letter to Senator Feinstein at CNN’s

Marine to Gun-grabber Di Feinstein: 'No Ma'am'

Yes Mr. Obama, There Will Be Resistance

While appearing on Meet the Press on Dec. 30th, President Obama pledged to make gun control one of the central aims of 2013. He said he knows it won’t be easy — that “there will be resistance” — but that

Yes Mr. Obama, There Will Be Resistance

Time for Gun-Free Politician Zones?

Gun-Free School Zones have cost untold innocent lives since their implementation. And now, with so many Americans rallying behind the idea of armed guards and/or teachers in schools in the wake of the Newtown shooting, Political Media’s Larry Ward wonders

Time for Gun-Free Politician Zones?

Lawmakers Leave Capitol Without a Deal

Washington D.C. lawmakers in both chambers left the capitol on early Sunday night after negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff fell apart in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV) said there is “still time left to

Lawmakers Leave Capitol Without a Deal

Obama Seizing Sole Authority for US Defense

In an attempt to seize total control over national security and bypass congress, a frightening new step by the Obama Administration is coming into play. As noted in Friday’s Wall Street Journal in an op-ed by John Bolton and John

Obama Seizing Sole Authority for US Defense