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February 3, 2010, 3:31 PM EST
( - In the history of the United States, Congress has never forced individual Americans to buy any good or service. That would change if the health care bills approved by either the House or Senate ever became law. Each would require individuals to buy a health insurance plan approved by the government.
February 3, 2010, 11:02 AM EST
( - The U.S. Coast Guard has infuriated city leaders by allowing liquefied natural gas tankers from Yemin into Boston Harbor, the Boston Globe reported on Wednesday. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino accused the Coast Guard of putting profits over people. Opponents of the plan worry that terrorists from Yemen could board the ships as stowaways and potentially ignite the flammable gas, though the company importing the LNG, Distrigas of Massachusetts, disputes the risk.  
January 5, 2010, 7:17 PM EST
( - While Nancy Pelosi is now dodging a request from C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb to open up House-Senate negotiations over the final version of the health-care bill so C-SPAN’s cameras can show them to the public, back in July she pledged she would give the public an “ample amount of time” to read the final bill before brining it to a vote.  
December 21, 2009, 11:15 AM EST
November 3, 2009, 5:26 AM EST
GOVERNORS:   Voters in two states, New Jersey and Virginia, are electing governors.   --The New Jersey race has centered on the economy and the state's highest-in-the-nation taxes. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, the billionaire former Wall Street executive, is fighting to earn a second term. His opponents are Republican former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie and an independent candidate, former state environmental official Chris Daggett.  
July 24, 2009, 5:31 PM EDT
President Barack Obama talks to the media in the briefing room at The White House in Washington, Friday, July 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 4, 2009, 11:51 AM EDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announces that she is stepping down from her position as Governor in Wasilla, Alaska on Friday July 3, 2009. The former Republican vice presidential candidate made the surprise announcement, saying she would step down July 26 but didn't announce her plans. (AP Photo/The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Robert DeBerry)
June 22, 2009, 12:20 AM EDT
( - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that “there’s an American commitment to make sure” that Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon. Netanyahu was speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”  
June 10, 2009, 11:10 AM EDT
( – Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wisc.), who believes that the 2nd Amendment is an individual right, on Wednesday was meeting with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who apparently holds a different view of the 2nd Amendment.  
June 8, 2009, 11:26 PM EDT
( - An employee of the Federal Aviation Administration charged a $3,700 eye surgery on his government credit card, according to a report on government credit card usage completed last month by the Congressional Research Service. This FAA official may have been outdone, however, by a Defense Department official who sought and received reimbursement for thirteen airline tickets worth almost $10,000 that he never purchased, or the State Department official who bought an unauthorized first-class ticket to Hawaii on his government charge card.
May 26, 2009, 8:42 AM EDT
( - In a May 8, 2009 report, explained how Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge, dismissed a racial discrimination claim in a one-paragraph statement that, in the opinion of one dissenting judge, ignored the evidence and did not even address the constitutional issues raised by the case. Read earlier story
May 25, 2009, 9:21 AM EDT
In this photo provided by CBS News, former Secretary of State General Colin Powell appears on the CBS talk show "Face the Nation," Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Washington. (AP Photo/CBS News, Karin Cooper)
April 28, 2009, 11:50 PM EDT
( - Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who announced yesterday he was switching from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party to seek reelection in 2010, said in a statement released by his campaign last month that he was a committed Republican.   “To eliminate any doubt, I am a Republican, and I am running for reelection in 2010 as a Republican on the Republican ticket," Specter said in a statement released March 19.  
April 28, 2009, 11:45 PM EDT
( - In the course of a short press conference yesterday, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania told reporters first that he was changing his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat because of his principles, and then because of his polls. Early in the press conference, a reporter asked Specter: “Senator, are you putting your personal ambition ahead of principle?”
April 27, 2009, 12:12 AM EDT
President Obama is greeted by Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia as he arrives to deliver remarks on the economy, April 14, 2009, at Georgetown University. Georgetown had covered the symbol "IHS" on the pediment above and behind the two men. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 26, 2009, 11:10 PM EDT
King Abdullah of Jordan and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, April 21, 2009 (State Department photo)
April 9, 2009, 5:31 PM EDT
Statue in the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at the University of Notre Dame.
April 9, 2009, 7:36 AM EDT
( – President Barack Obama will announce his immigration reform plan in May – a plan that includes legal status for long-time resident aliens who pay fines and learn English, a White House officials told the New York Times.   Cecilia Muñoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House, told the newspaper that over the summer, Obama will convene “working groups” to begin discussing possible legislation that would be introduced as early as this fall.
March 31, 2009, 11:51 PM EDT
( - Cardinal Francis George, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Chicago, said on Saturday that the University of Notre Dame had “brought extreme embarrassment” to Catholics by inviting pro-abortion President Barack Obama to speak at the university’s commencement and that the school “didn’t understand what it means to be Catholic when they issued this invitation." His remarks were reported by
March 29, 2009, 9:21 PM EDT
( -Two more Catholic bishops have spoken out against the University of Notre Dame’s decision to give an honorary law degree to pro-abortion President Barack Obama and have him speak at the university’s commencement exercise.   Bishop Gregory Aymond of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin, Texas, issued a statement on Friday, and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston expressed his views in a column published Sunday in his archdiocese’s newspaper.