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The New York Times
DealBook: Banks’ Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:20:27 GMT
In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence in Washington, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens financial regulations.
The Caucus: Obama and Christie to Reunite on Jersey Shore
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:57:00 GMT
President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie, Republican of New Jersey, will reprise their pre-election tour of the coastal areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, a White House official said Friday morning.
Obama to Address Naval Graduates as Sex Cases Rise
Fri, 24 May 2013 10:24:21 GMT
White House officials said the president is likely to discuss the concerns about the growing number of sexual assault cases in the military.
The Caucus: The Early Word: Redefining the Fight
Fri, 24 May 2013 10:00:07 GMT
Political news from today’s Times, plus a look at what’s happening in Washington.
The Caucus: Obama Defies Critics With State Dept. Choice
Fri, 24 May 2013 03:04:33 GMT
President Obama’s choice for assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs is Victoria Nuland, who was involved in editing controversial talking points about the attack last year in Benghazi, Libya.
The Washington Post
Report: David Young running for Senate in Iowa
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:21:23 GMT
The chief of staff to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will try to join his boss in the Senate. According to The Iowa Republican Web site, David Young plans to quit his job in the Capitol and run for Senate in Iowa. Read full article >>
Ted Cruz vs. John McCain: Welcome to the new normal in the Senate
Fri, 24 May 2013 13:01:54 GMT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) feuded this week. Then they feuded some more. It wasn't the first time tensions between the longtime senator and the freshman tea party favorite flared up. And it's a pretty safe bet that it won't be the last. Read full article >>
'The Daily Show' on Obama's counterterrorism speech (VIDEO)
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:51:12 GMT
The Comedy Central host takes stock of President Obama's Thursday address: Read full article >>
President Obama to speak at Naval Academy graduation
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:34:00 GMT
President Obama is scheduled to address the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class of 2013 Friday morning, his second commencement speech in Annapolis since taking office. Every spring, the president has spoken at the graduation of one of the service academies as well as other colleges or universities. He addressed the Naval Academy in 2009, West Point in 2010, the Coast Guard Academy in 2011 and the Air Force Academy in 2012. Read full article >>
Is Keystone pipeline losing Democratic support?
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:10:42 GMT
The most interesting aspect of this week's House vote in favor of constructing the Keystone XL pipeline was not the fact that it passed—which was widely expected—but the fact that it got 20 fewer votes than a similar proposal received one year ago. Read full article >>