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White House changes tone on detainee provisions, reiterates veto threat

5:04 PM 12/10/2011

In a striking departure from the White House's official statement on its opposition the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan told NPR that placing American citizens suspected of terrorist activity in military custody would infringe on their rights and make diplomatic outreach overseas more difficult.

Constituents get a lot more than a ‘Cup of Joe’ as Rep. Walsh loses it

10:59 AM 11/09/2011

Republican congressman Joe Walsh had a bit of a meltdown during a meeting with constituents in a Chicago suburb on Sunday. Although the "Cup of Joe with Joe Walsh" event covered a wide variety of topics, Rep. Walsh, a tea party favorite, apparently got testy with one gentleman in the audience who steered the conversation toward big banks.

The nation’s capital: DC now richest metro area

10:09 AM 10/20/2011

Although the growing "Occupy" movement has clearly set its sights on New York's financial district, which it sees as a symbol of growing income inequality and the disproportionate political influence of the "1%," recent Census data suggests that their anger at "the rich" should be directed at the nation's capital.

Obama reelection campaign sets sights on Romney

5:11 PM 10/12/2011

In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Obama senior campaign strategist David Axelrod launched an attack against Mitt Romney, indicating that the president's campaign has set its sights on the former Massachusetts Governor as the eventual Republican nominee.