Schumer: Debt limit deal must include revenues

WASHINGTON – One day after the debt limit negotiations fell into disarray, Sen. Chuck Schumer made it clear that Democrats won't accept any deal that doesn't include revenue increases along with spending cuts.

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2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States.

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Olbermann plays clips from pot movies to discuss legalization

Discussing a new measure by Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) to lift the federal ban on marijuana, Current TV's Keith Olbermann played clips from pot movies and cracked a few jokes.

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Romney ad quotes Obama's 'one-term proposition' if economy falters

WASHINGTON – A devastating new ad from 2012 Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney quotes President Barack Obama's early promise that he "will be held accountable" for the economy and face a "one-term proposition" if it fails to improve.

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GOP leader Cantor pulls out of debt limit talks

WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) abruptly pulled out of debt limit negotiations Thursday, citing an impasse on taxes, with the deadline to raise the ceiling or begin defaulting just six weeks away.

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Senate GOP leader: Republicans more willing to be anti-war when a Dem is president

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admitted Wednesday that the growing anti-war streak within the Republican Party was made possible by the presence of a Democrat in the White House.

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Pawlenty, Huntsman attack Romney on health care

WASHINGTON – Two rivals for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are attacking former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney where it hurts the most: health care. The moves mark the start of the race to challenge Romney, the clear frontrunner, by highlighting his key vulnerability with the conservative base.

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Report: Sarah Palin quits bus tour halfway through, retreats to Alaska

WASHINGTON – Amid diminishing media interest, Sarah Palin has quit her high-profile bus tour halfway through and returned to Alaska with her family, according to RealClearPolitics.

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Sanders: '5 million seniors face the threat of hunger'

WASHINGTON – A 12-page report released Tuesday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) found that about 5 million senior citizens are threatened by hunger in the United States.

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McCain knocks Republicans for challenging Obama on Libya

WASHINGTON – As the House GOP prepares to throw a wrench into President Barack Obama's military operation in Libya, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) accused Republicans of attacking his former 2008 rival for partisan gain.

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White House meeting with Cantor on Medicare cuts

WASHINGTON – Medicare will be on the table when Vice President Joe Biden meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and other congressional leaders this week to continue the ongoing debt limit negotiations.

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White House spokesman: Obama is 'the most progressive president ever' on gay rights

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told a liberal crowd Friday that Barack Obama has been "the most progressive president" America has ever had on the issue of gay rights.

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O'Reilly: David Vitter should 'absolutely' leave Congress

In the wake of Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-NY) resignation brought on by an online sexting scandal, Bill O'Reilly said that Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) -- who years ago confessed to hiring prostitutes -- should leave Congress.

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Pawlenty concedes he failed to call out Obama's 'co-conspirator' Mitt Romney

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty conceded Thursday that he squandered an opportunity to get tough on 2012 GOP rival Mitt Romney during this Monday's Republican debate.

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Entertainment industry rolls out support for Protect IP Act

WASHINGTON – Screenwriters who have shaped television programs such as The Late Show With David Letterman, CBS Radio News, How I Met Your Mother and Law & Order told a roomful of Capitol Hill staffers on Tuesday that a clampdown on Internet piracy would be consistent with the principles of net neutrality.

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