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GOP mega-donor admits his company 'likely' bribed foreign officials

Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and billionaire financier of Republican candidates and causes,  admitted in an SEC filing submitted Friday that his company probably broke a federal anti-bribery law through its business dealings in China.

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David Gregory spars with Boehner: 'Mr. Speaker, that's just not true'

Meet the Press host David Gregory repeatedly pressed Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to explain why he believed President Obama was to blame for the automatic budget cuts that went into effect Friday when Congress failed to reach a compromise. He never got an answer that quite satisified him.

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Dennis Rodman: 'My friend' Kim Jung Un just wants Obama to call him

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, whose fame stemmed as much from his on-court talent as it did from his perpetually bizarre antics,  said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jung Un is a good guy, albeit a misunderstood one.

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GOP strategist: We need Rubio because 'he knows who Tupac is'

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been hailed by many Republicans as the savior of the party, what with his youth, charisma and Cuban heritage.

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Cheney: Obama's national security nominees are 'second-rate people'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday disparaged President Obama's flurry of recent national security picks, saying in a speech to the Wyoming GOP that Obama had selected subpar people to important federal positions.

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Pelosi: GOP's insistence on more spending cuts a 'false argument'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed back against the assertion that deep spending cuts are necessary to pare down the federal deficit and avoid the looming sequestration, saying on Fox News Sunday that such a policy would harm job growth and ultimatley expand the deficit.

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GOP caves on spending cuts demand as House passes bill to avert fiscal cliff

After a frantic day of last-ditch debate, the House of Representatives on Tuesday night passed a bill—approved by the Senate less than 24 hours prior— to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, finally putting an end to the deficit wrangling that had gridlocked Congress for much of the past year.

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Pennsylvania Gov. to sue NCAA over sex abuse sanctions

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (R) announced Tuesday that he would file suit against the NCAA over the sanctions the collegiate sports organization levied against Penn State University over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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Wisconsin state Senator: Kwanza is a fake holiday that black people don't even like

A Republican state Senator in Wisconsin is upset with everyone paying so much attention to Kwanza, a made-up holiday he claims, "almost no black people today care about."

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Conservative House GOPers lining up to oppose fiscal cliff deal

Conservative members of the House of Representatives signaled Tuesday that they would oppose the last-ditch fiscal cliff deal the Senate passed in the morning's wee hours by an 89-8 vote.

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S.C. State Rep. introduces bill to exempt state's firearms from all federal regulation

Claiming that the federal government lacks the Constitutional authority to regulate firearms maintained within one state, a South Carolina State Senator has introduced a bill that would exempt the state's guns, ammo and accessories from all federal regulation.

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Dick Armey on $8 million FreedomWorks severance: I 'couldn't leave with empty pockets'

Former House Majority Leader and Tea Party favorite Dick Armey defended the huge payout he received for leaving FreedomWorks in an interview this weekend with ABC News, saying he, "couldn't leave with empty pockets."

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Sen. Graham on fiscal cliff: 'Hats off to the president. He won'

After a year of deadlocked negotiations, at least one prominent Republican senator is willing to concede defeat.

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Obama on Meet the Press: 'Basic fairness' at stake in fiscal cliff talks

In a rare appearance on Meet The Press Sunday, President Obama accused Republicans of refusing to accept the will of the American people as stated on Election Day and to compromise on a "sensible" deal to avert the looming fiscal cliff.

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Turkey Obama pardoned last year dies just before Thanksgiving

One of the two turkeys President Obama pardoned in 2011 did not make it to see his second Thanksgiving, as the bird came down with a mysterious illness and died Monday.

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