Government Oversight

Former Bush Adviser Continues Crusade Against Palin, Conservatives
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Former George W. Bush chief political strategist Matt Dowd continued to try to diminish Sarah Palin and conservatives by once again making false claims about the former Alaska governor. On Sunday’s “ABC’s This Week,” Dowd assailed CPAC for, in his mind, lessening its credibility by inviting conservatives like Palin and not liberal Republicans favored by […]

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Rasmussen: Americans Feel Most Connected to Religious Groups
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The approaching election of a new pope and the coming celebrations of special Holy Days in the Christian and Jewish faiths raise curiosity about the level of importance Americans place upon their faith at a time when the pull to secularization is stronger than ever. Results of a new Rasmussen poll find that most Americans […]

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U.S. House Backs Stopgap Budget Deal
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The House moved to put aside the threat of a partial government shutdown this spring, sending to the Senate a bill that funds government operations through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

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U.S. open to 'more constructive relationship' with Venezuela
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The United States is open to a “more constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government” following the death of Hugo Chavez on Tuesday and the expulsion of two military attaches.

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House passes GOP funding bill
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A Republican measure to keep the government funded through September while softening the impact of forced spending cuts on the military and veteran’s affairs programs won approval from the GOP-led House Wednesday.

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House Dems set to oppose GOP-led stopgap bill
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With the sequester deadline in the rear-view mirror, House Democrats are staking out their positions in the next budget battle over keeping the government’s lights on after a March deadline.

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Video: Christie: No "damn idea" what D.C. lawmakers are doing
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Lambasting the federal government for its failure to avert the blind, across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester, Gov. Chris Christie told reporters he doesn’t have “the first damn idea” of what lawmakers in Washington are doing.

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