After days of intense, closed-door negotiations with members of both chambers in Congress, the White House released an official statement Wednesday declaring that the president's senior advisers would not recommend that he veto the National Defense Authorization Act, despite previous warnings to the contrary.
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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.
In anticipation of Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony today before the House Judiciary Committee, California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa wrote an op-ed in USA Today accusing Holder of protecting his staff despite admissions that Operation Fast and Furious was "fundamentally flawed."
The Federal Reserve doled out a staggering 7.77 trillion dollars in secret loans in an effort to stabilize banks during the financial crisis -- cheap money from the public purse that the banks subsequently lent out at higher rates for a profit of $13 billion dollars, Bloomberg News reports.
The Senate has rejected an attempt to remove language from the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the administration to place terror suspects in military detention indefinitely.
Recent reports suggest that the Joint Congressional Committee on Deficit Reduction -- the so-called super committee -- is on a crash course with failure.
Following Tuesday's dramatic Supreme Court arguments during which Justice Stephen Breyer described the warrantless government GPS tracking of criminal suspects in Orwellian terms, other voices have begun to emerge in opposition to the policy.
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 Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in United States v. Jones, a case that will determine whether the government has the right to use GPS devices to track the locations of criminal suspects without a warrant.
The iPad-only news outlet The Daily has revealed the identity of one of the women who, according to Politico, accused presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment during his tenure as CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
With October job numbers falling far below what economists had expected, it has become likely that President Obama could enter the general election next year with the country facing the highest unemployment levels of the post-war era, according to The Associated Press.
GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder last week, denouncing a proposed revision to the Freedom Of Information Act that would instruct government agencies to deny the existence of requested records even if the records actually do exist.
Amid plummeting approval numbers and "Occupy" protesters' growing outcry against onerous student debt, President Obama has announced a plan to circumvent Congress and modify the federal student loan program unilaterally.
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.
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.
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue took another hit last week when Continental Tire announced that it had decided to abandon its plans to set up a plant in her state, opting instead to take its business to South Carolina. (RELATED: Obama works to keep North Carolina blue)
After a federal judge in Alabama refused to halt key provisions of the state's controversial immigration law last week, the Department of Justice filed an emergency appeal Friday with the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to stop the law from being enforced.
At a recent luncheon at the National Press Club, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul warned journalists that they could be placed on a "kill list" should the government deem them a threat to national security.
When Barack Obama ran for president, 56-year-old Carrie Stone thought things would be different. She thought she was supporting a candidate who would bring real change.