Government Oversight

Rove's Warning: GOP Will 'Get Blamed for any Government Shutdown'
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Political strategist Karl Rove warned Republicans Thursday in strong terms that it would be a big mistake to shut down the government over budget disagreements with President Barack Obama.

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In Sentencing, U.S. Tries to Prove Harm by Manning
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The government sought a 136-year prison term for Pfc. Bradley Manning, saying his leaks eroded trust among nations and between American soldiers and Afghans.     

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Sen. Paul offers to bury the hatchet with Gov. Christie over a beer
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The Kentucky senator tells Fox News that he wants to put an end to his growing feud with the New Jersey governor over their conflicting views on the NSA’s surveillance programs and government spending.

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Dem questions snooping claim
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A top Senator said Wednesday that classified details of the recently revealed government collection of phone records showed little evidence that the program helped prevent dozens of terrorist attacks, as claimed by the head of the National Security Agency.

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Boehner's juggling act: Killing Obamacare and avoiding shutdown
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While House Speaker John Boehner isn’t overtly ruling out picking a fight with President Obama over a spending bill, he is laying out an alternative strategy to avoid a government shutdown.

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Video: Pelosi: American people would be "losers" in government shutdown
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If Republicans shut down the government over budgetary disagreements, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday, the American people are “going to be losers” when the stock market tanks as a result.

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NSA Vows To Hold People Accountable For Snowden Leak
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A top U.S. official acknowledged today that the National Security Agency “obviously failed” to protect some of the nation’s most important secrets, vowing that within months anyone found responsible for allowing former government contractor Edward Snowden to steal hundreds of thousands of classified documents will…     

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