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Texas official: Obama playing politics with U.S. border

Brendan Thomas

Mexican drug cartels are running rampant across the Texas border, and the federal government is doing little to impede their smuggling and violence, says the Lone Star State’s Agriculture Commissioner, Todd Staples.

McCain works to break up cable bundles, experts push back

4:24 PM 05/15/2013

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain appeared at Tuesday’s Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommittee hearing to promote his “Television Consumer Freedom Act,” which he presented as a way to tame greedy cable and satellite providers.

Rocky road to Sochi: 2014 Winter Olympics on violent fault line, Boston attacks show

4:39 AM 04/26/2013

The world's choice of Sochi, Russia, is suddenly looking like a risky bet for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and not only because of its lush subtropical climate.

Kids queue up in FDR breadline on anniversary of New Dealer’s death

12:33 PM 04/15/2013

“You’re Hungry! You’re Starving! Get in the breadline!” a stage dad directs his boy, who is posing near a row of bronze mendicants at Washington, D.C.'s Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, long enough for pops to snap a pic.

All aboard California’s high-speed train to nowhere

1:59 AM 04/10/2013

A variety of media outlets and government officials are ecstatic about a report on California’s proposed $68.4 billion high-speed rail system, an Obama administration infrastructure darling.

Oil, gas industry fends off Obama’s proposed ‘Energy Security Trust’ with new poll results

4:51 PM 03/21/2013

Seventy-four percent of voters believe "now is not the time for politicians in Washington to raise energy taxes," according to a new Harris Interactive poll the American Petroleum Institute (API) commissioned.

New face of GOP: T.W. Shannon, first black speaker of OK Statehouse, moving fast

5:36 PM 03/18/2013

“People focus too much on race," says T.W. Shannon, a sixth-generation Oklahoman and member of the Chickasaw Nation. What's more important, he says, is “what you believe and how you’re going to govern.”

Walt Disney Company: We didn’t bring Harlem Globetrotters to North Korea

3:14 AM 03/14/2013

The Walt Disney Company insists it played no role in bringing the Harlem Globetrotters to North Korea.

Fla. lieutenant governor resigns amid federal gambling investigation

11:27 AM 03/13/2013

Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, the first African-American Republican to be elected to Florida's House of Representatives in 2003, has turned in her letter of resignation to Gov. Rick Scott, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

Judd clan clucks ‘Hollywood liberal’ Ashley ‘not as smart as she acts’

1:23 AM 03/07/2013

The Hatfields and McCoys ain't got nothin' on The Judds. The celebrity family's famous feuds are threatening to hamper Ashley Judd's political career in Kentucky even before it starts.

Historically black colleges and universities flunk Obama’s College Scorecard

12:30 PM 02/28/2013

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama said the Department of Education's newly released College Scorecard would help parents and students "compare schools based on a simple criteria: where you can get the most bang for your educational buck."

GAO report says Obamacare not paid for, despite presidential promise

11:27 AM 02/27/2013

When pitching the bill in 2009, President Barack Obama said the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act "would not add one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period."

Poll: Washington, D.C. also the LGBT capital

1:29 PM 02/19/2013

The nation’s capital is the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender capital of the United States as well, according to a new Gallup study.

Climate change protestors flood National Mall

2:58 PM 02/18/2013

"You look beautiful!” boomed Van Jones, in his trademark square glasses.

Menendez poll numbers hold steady, despite allegations of financial and sexual misconduct

2:23 AM 02/15/2013

A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll shows approval of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez holding steady in his home state at 41 percent, despite reports that he accepted illegal campaign donations and allegedly hired underage prostitutes.

Pat Robertson: Islam only has a ‘religious veneer’ [VIDEO]

4:10 PM 02/14/2013

On his "700 Club" TV show Tuesday, televangelist Pat Robertson said that Islam is a political and economic system that hides behind a "religious veneer."

Justin Timberlake gets sexy back, releases ‘Mirrors’ to tease new album [VIDEO]

1:52 PM 02/11/2013

Between performing at the Grammy Awards Sunday night and again at an after-show in Hollywood, Justin Timberlake found time the time to give fans another glimpse of his upcoming album, "The 20/20 Experience."

Menendez in 2012: Secret Service agents who solicited prostitutes ‘should all be fired’ [VIDEO]

7:00 PM 01/30/2013

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez last year took a hard line against Secret Service agents who solicited prostitutes while on security detail for President Barack Obama in Colombia.

Italian Mafia corrupts green energy sector, sting operations show

3:34 AM 01/25/2013

The Italian Mafia has heavily infiltrated the country’s renewable energy sector, according to reports of sting operations there.