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Fox News Chief Roger Ailes: Obama a ‘far left’ socialist

If you’re looking for confirmation that Fox News’ motto, “We report, you decide,” is a bit off base, you may not need to look any further than the company’s chairman. In an interview published Wednesday with The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, Ailes says Obama’s trip to Asia was a failure…

House ethics panel: Rep. Rangel guilty on 11 counts

Eight-member House panel decides Rep. Rangel broke rules, punishment next step A House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules. The full ethics committee will next conduct a hearing on the appropriate punishment for the former chairman of…

Rangel walks out of ethics hearing

Ex-Ways and Means chairman Rangel demands colleagues allow him more time to get legal counsel Rep. Charles Rangel of New York implored a House panel Monday to postpone his ethics trial until he can get a new lawyer, arguing that “50 years of public service is on the line.” The…

Watchdog calls for probe of Google’s ties to Obama

A conservative watchdog group is calling for an investigation into whether the Obama administration helped Google dodge legal penalties after committing a major privacy breach. A fleet of vehicles for Google’s Street View mapping service, which takes photographs of cities in more than 30 countries and prowls for Wi-Fi hot-spots,…

New GOP chairman of Oversight Committee plans hundreds of hearings into executive branch; ’7 a week, 40 weeks a year’

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is planning to massively expand investigations into the executive branch. Issa plans to hold hundreds of hearings, create new subcommittees, and launch investigations into the bank bailout, the stimulus, and health care reform, according to…

Barbour: ‘You won’t recognize’ health reform when GOP is done with it

If Republicans get control of Congress after the midterm elections, the party will make the recent health care reform law unrecognizable, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association said Sunday. Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi told NBC’s David Gregory that there would be significant changes to health care reform even…

Likely GOP chairman plans to tear apart healthcare bill ‘like Jenga game’

Also promises parking space for EPA chief outside Congress Fred Upton, a 12-term congressman from Michigan, may not be a name you know. But if Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives, as they’re projected to do next Tuesday, he could be a name you come to remember. According…

Ex-top soldier: US has never lost a war to openly serving gays

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suggested Sunday that gays shouldn’t be able to openly serve in the US military because no country with openly serving gays has ever defeated the US in a war. Gen. Hugh Shelton told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour that it’s the servicemen in…

GOP candidate rejects offers to quit Colo gov race

GOP candidate rejects Tancredo’s offer from GOP chairman to quit Colorado governor’s race The Republican gubernatorial candidate in Colorado rejected an offer on Wednesday from former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the race and let the party pick a new candidate. State Republican Party…

BP chairman says company cares about ‘the small people’

UPDATE: BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has apologized for referring to the victims of the Gulf oil spill as “small people.” Reuters reports: “I spoke clumsily this afternoon and for that I am very sorry,” Svanberg said in a statement, after remarks he made following a White House meeting with President…

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