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Rep. Peter King: Republicans ‘have a mandate’ to keep low tax rates for the rich

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says that Republicans in the House of Representatives have a “mandate” to prevent tax cuts for the rich and other Americans from expiring even though exit polls showed voters supported tax hikes. “As far as Congress, Republicans feel strongly that tax rates should not be increased,”…

Harris-Perry on poverty: ‘Those aren’t numbers. Those are people’

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry debut a new regular segment Sunday focusing on poverty, which she noted many people did not want to touch, even as the national poverty rate remained at 15 percent of the population last year, or just over 46 million people, with 21.9 percent of them being…

Timeline of Petraeus scandal scrutinized as Benghazi hearing looms

The dramatic downfall of CIA chief David Petraeus has given rise to political intrigue in Washington as a drip-feed of details concerning his clandestine affair mixes with serious questions over the timing of the resignation. Over the weekend it emerged that his relationship with biographer Paula Broadwell was discovered by…

Satellites reveal why Antarctic sea ice grows as Arctic melts

The mystery of the expansion of sea ice around Antarctica, at the same time as global warming is melting swaths of Arctic sea ice, has been solved using data from US military satellites. Two decades of measurements show that changing wind patterns around Antarctica have caused a small increase in…

Former Bush Commerce secretary: Republicans ‘scaring the heck out of’ Hispanics

President Bush’s former secretary of Commerce on Sunday pointed out that Mitt Romney and the Republican Party made a mistake by pushing anti-immigrant policies like “self deportation” in the 2012 elections because it was “scaring the heck out of” Hispanic voters. “I would lay the blame [for Romney's defeat] squarely…

Gov. Brown tells the Obama administration to back off on marijuana

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday on CNN that the Obama administration should respect states that choose to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. “It’s time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states,” Brown said, noting that a number of states had…

Ingraham points to Southern strategy for reforming Republican Party

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Sunday pointed to the roots of Southern strategy of the late 1960s — which appealed to racism in the South — as an example of how the Republican Party should reform itself after President Barack Obama won re-election. “If the reaction to the election…

Egypt police bust baby trafficking ring

CAIRO — Egyptian police said on Sunday they had broken up a child trafficking ring that sold almost 300 babies for 570 dollars each or less. A police official said they arrested five suspects, including two nurses and a doctor working at the Cairo hospital where the babies were sold…

Iran warns U.S. it will act firmly if airspace violated

TEHRAN — Iran warned on Sunday it will react strongly against any US intrusion into its airspace after two of its warplanes fired at an American drone 10 days ago, the ISNA news agency reported. “Yes, we opened fire, and it was with warning shots. If they do it again…

Watch live: President Obama at Veterans’ Day ceremony

President Barack Obama will be speaking Sunday at a Veterans’ Day ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater in Washington, D.C. Watch a live video from the ceremony, via NBC News, below. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Steal this story ... LEGALLY…

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