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Hoover Who? The Battle Over the New $1.8B FBI Headquarters and a Name
A debate is brewing inside the Beltway and beyond, pitting some current and retired FBI agents against one another in a fight over the legacy of J. Edgar Hoover and whether the name of the Bureau’s first and most controversial director should grace the FBI’s proposed new $1.8 billion headquarters.
Congress OKs Bill Requiring First GMO Food Labels
Consumers wanting to know if their foods contain genetically modified ingredients will be able to find out for the first time
Observers Fear 'Dirty Brigade' Atrocities After ISIS Fight in Fallujah
As the Iraqi military digs in against ISIS in the battle for Fallujah, American human rights and Iraqi activists are voicing alarm about the potential for more sectarian atrocities from some Iraqi forces and their militia allies in the event of victory – a possible continuation of captives being
Bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urge NBA to move '17 All-Star Game
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is urging the National Basketball Association to move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game away from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of a state law that limits protection for lesbians, gays and transgender people. Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Patrick Leahy
Top Senate Democrat Hints at President Obama's Supreme Court Timeline
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid indicated that he may have a clue as to when President Obama will announce his nominee to the Supreme Court. During opening remarks on the Senate floor today, Reid said he expects the president to send a nomination for Senate consideration “in a matter of a week or
Harry Reid Rips GOP for Waiting on 'President Trump' for Supreme Court Pick
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid today continued to pressure Republicans to change course and allow consideration of President Obama’s looming nominee to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court , even baiting the GOP by accusing them of waiting to “see what President Trump will do.” “They think that
President Obama Outlines What He's Looking for in a Supreme Court Nominee
After spending the past weekend reviewing potential nominees in a jumbo binder, President Obama is outlining what traits he seeks in a new Supreme Court justice. In a post Wednesday morning to the Supreme Court blog " SCOTUSblog ," Obama wrote that his choice will be made in the "weeks ahead."
Republicans Want Next President to Fill Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court Seat
Top Senate Republicans said the Senate should not confirm President Obama's nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia , setting off a charged political battle in Washington amidst the 2016 presidential race. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their
Hillary Clinton Sharpens Attacks on Bernie Sanders, 'Worried' About His 'Revolution'
A day after Hillary Clinton called for a "spirited debate" with Bernie Sanders , Clinton sharpened her attacks in Iowa today just as a new poll was released showing the Vermont senator ahead in the Hawkeye State. Discussing their differences on health care, guns and Wall Street, Clinton said "now