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U.S. seeks to exchange ambassadors with Myanmar

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that the United States is moving toward exchanging ambassadors with Myanmar, as a reward for reforms by the military-backed government. Echoing President Barack Obama in hailing the release of political prisoners, Clinton said she is also instructing State Department officials…

Which presidential candidates have earned the defense industry’s support?

Though Americans far and away identify economic problems as the biggest issue facing the nation, according to Gallup, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has been gaining support by talking about the need to restrict the military industrial complex and end what he terms “war profiteering” — most recently in his victory…

GOP Rep. claims Congress not in recess, vows post-recess action

A Republican Congresswoman from Tennessee really stepped in it this week. Leading the charge for Republicans against President Barack Obama’s recent recess appointments, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) issued a press release on Tuesday castigating the allegedly unconstitutional picks and insisting that “Congress was not in fact in recess.” But three…

Huntsman to Romney: While you were campaigning, I was serving my country

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Sunday lashed out at Mitt Romney for having the nerve to criticize him for serving his country as the ambassador to China while the former Massachusetts governor was busy raising money to run for the Republican nomination for president. “Governor, you were, the last…

Jimmy Kimmel reveals Grand Warlock of Mexico is actually Gingrich

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel revealed on his show why the Grand Warlock of Mexico predicted that President Obama would not be re-elected in 2012. By removing the Grand Warlock’s long beard and bushy eyebrows, Kimmel revealed that the sorcery was actually Newt Gingrich. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube,…

The top reasons Wall Street and Republicans are scared of Richard Cordray

By Linette Lopez After months of pushback from Republicans in Congress, President Obama has finally decided to go over their heads and appoint former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without them. So who is he? We’ve written a lot about him at Business Insider. Partly because, no matter…

Senate’s top partisans trade positions on recess appointments

Two of the top partisans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday found themselves diametrically opposed to their former positions on presidential recess appointments, with each man virtually swapping their closely held views for their opponents’ with regards to the always-controversial tactic. Issuing his rebuke of President Barack Obama’s decision on…

Obama to make recess appointment for consumer bureau

President Barack Obama is expected to make a recess appointment Wednesday, announcing that former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will be named director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray was among those boarding Air Force One to Ohio for Obama’s speech in the afternoon. According to prepared remarks obtained…

New Hampshire Republicans again challenge Obama’s citizenship

The made-up scandal that just won’t quit is back, with a vengeance. A group of Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire asked the state’s attorney general on Tuesday to launch an investigation into President Barack Obama’s citizenship, The Associated Press reported. The effort was being staged in hopes that they may…

Romney compares Obama to Kim Kardashian

At a campaign stop in Iowa, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama of failing to fulfill the promises he made as a candidate four years ago. “I’ve been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama, then candidate Obama going through Iowa making promises,” he said.…

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