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  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the media in New York

    Anthony Weiner Press Conference: Recap, Photos, Video

    NY Representative Anthony Weiner’s press conference on Monday afternoon was shocking, to say the least.
  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

    Texas Woman Says Weiner Used NY Office Phone, Pelosi Calls for Ethics Probe

    A Texas woman whom Rep. Anthony, D-NY Weiner has admitted exchanging photos with says a man identifying himself as the Congressman called her from a number link to his New York congressional office, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calls for an ethics investigation to see if government sources were used.
  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the media in New York

    Leader Pelosi Urged Weiner Against Resigning

    Moments after Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted to sending lewd photographs to at least six women over the past three years, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for the Ethics Committee to investigate the congressman.
  • U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

    Rep. Weiner Admits Lewd Photo Tweet, Pelosi Calls for Ethics Investigation

    After days of denials, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY on Monday admitted to sending a bulging underpants crotch photo to a Seattle woman and personal photos to six women in total, prompting House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA to call for an ethics investigation to determine if official resources were used.
  • US Congressman Weiner questions witness at U.S. House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations in New York

    Democrats brush off Weiner Twitter post scandal

    If you're wondering if Democrats consider a lewd picture that appeared on the Twitter account of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner a scandal, here's the answer: They don't.
  • Bill Clinton Has Advice for Democrats on Medicare

    Following the Tuesday special election win of a Democrat over a Republican for a vacant House seat in upstate New York - a seat, typically held by Republicans - former President Bill Clinton had some steady advice for his fellow Democrats: Don't get too carried away.
  • 'Shock' Democrat Win in NY, GOP's Medicare Plan in Spotlight

    Typically occupied by a Republican in the largely conservative district, the recently vacated House seat in New York's 26th Congressional District is now to be occupied by a Democrat.
  • Geithner Letter to Congress Targeting Pensions as Debt Limit Reached - May 16, 2011 (FULL TEXT)

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent the following letter on May 16, 2011 as the U.S. hit its legal debt limit.
  • McConnell Rejects Obama's 2014 Trigger for Deficit Cuts

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected the notion of committing to future budget cuts after the President leaves office as he appointed a fellow Senate Republican to a debt panel to discuss how to reduce the long-term federal deficits.
  • House 'Sets the Bar' for 2012 Budget Debate

    The House of Representatives set the bar for an upcoming debate on the 2012 budget by passing a $3.5 trillion federal bill on Friday that spends $179 billion less than President Barack Obama's proposal in February.
  • House Does Its Part, Passes Budget to Avoid Shutdown

    Members of the House of Representatives did their part to seal Friday's last-hour deal to avert a federal government shutdown by passing legislation that will fund the federal government until the end of fiscal year 2011, September 30.
  • 4 Top Lawmakers React to Obama's Deficit Speech

    The top four lawmakers in Washington on Wednesday responded to President Barack Obama's speech on long term fiscal policy, focusing on Obama's comments on health care coverage for seniors and increasing taxes.
  • Obama Enters Debate on Deep U.S. Debt

    President Barack Obama's awaited proposal on Wednesday dealing with specific dollar amounts and cuts needed to address the United States' $14.3 trillion debt will contrast with a Republican proposal offered last week by offering a balance that it didn't have, a White House spokesman said.
  • People protest in the streets regarding the United States' actions in Libya, in Tucson, Arizona

    Some Americans already protesting U.S. military involvement in Libya

    Americans who are opposed to the U.S. participating in air strikes against Libya have held small (and thus far peaceful) demonstrations across the country, although there doesn’t appear to be a large national movement against the action yet.
  • U.S. Budget Deficit

    Congress Moves to Avert Shutdown with House Vote, Senate Has Friday Deadline

    The House of Representatives passed a three-week federal budget extension on Tuesday, sending the bill to the Senate where members must pass it ahead of a March 18 deadline or face the prospect of some federal services stopping until funds are made available.
  • U.S House Speaker John Boehner (C), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speak to the press outside the White House following their lunch meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, February 9, 2011.

    House Republicans Hope to Avoid U.S. Gov't Shutdown with Short Term Funds Proposal

    House Republicans, hoping to avoid a government shutdown, will pass a short-term budget extension that will make some cuts, a move which contrasts with a House Democrat proposal to keep the budget at its same levels for the short-run.
  • World reacts to Hosni Mubarak's resignation

    Hosni Mubarak’s somewhat belated decision to resign as President of Egypt has elicited almost universal joy (mixed with caution) from leaders and prominent figures around the world:
  • U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs up to the audience at the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, February 10, 2011. The CPAC is a project

    McConnell Mocks Democrats' Reagan Tributes

    Sen. Mitch McConnell said Democrats' recent tributes to late President Ronald Reagan on his 100th birthday were an attempt to draw attention away from thei policies over the past two years.
  • Lindsay Cronin carries her snowboard back up the hill in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington January 27, 2011.

    Senate defeats health care repeal

    U.S. Senators on Wednesday defeated a bill to repeal last year's landmark healthcare bill, as Republican party members came up short against the Democratic majority. The vote was 47-51.
  • Budget battle in opening stages

    President Barack Obama and members of Congress agree that cutting the federal deficit is important but what should be cut and by how much is the debate ahead as the next budget battle takes shape.