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Chavez’s death leaves Venezuela presidency in doubt

Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president whose leadership divided his country and rankled the United States, died Tuesday at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. Chavez, who won reelection in…

Petition asks White House to change national anthem to R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition’

The U.S. national anthem is pretty meh-worthy, as evidenced during the Olympics after repeat performances (because of all the winning). It’s perfectly fine, but any reverence for it comes from…

Guest Blog: Eddie Bernice Johnson applauds passage of VAWA

Recently, both the House of Representative and the U.S. Senate passed the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The measure was long overdue and I applaud my colleagues, who…

Romney shifts blame on minority outreach, media relations

Mitt and Ann Romney sat for their first interview since losing the White House over the weekend with Fox News, and honed in on why Mitt lost the election. While…

QOTD: Duncan walks back teacher ‘pink slips’ from sequester

“When I said ‘pink slips’ that was probably the wrong word. Language matters, and I need to be very, very clear.” -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan, during a news conference Monday…

Week in review: Holiday break

So that headline is a bit misleading -- no, we are not on “holiday,” as the Brits would say instead of "vacation." Rather, we're referring to the reprieve from nonstop…

QOTD: Obama fumbles ‘Jedi mind meld,’ White House plays along

"Even though most people agree that I’m being reasonable; that most people agree I’m presenting a fair deal; the fact they don’t take it means I should somehow do a…

White House voices Prop 8 opposition in Supreme Court brief

While the oral arguments won't be popping up on YouTube, the Proposition 8 case in the Supreme Court just got a little more exciting. The Solicitor General filed an amicus brief…

Dennis Rodman exits North Korea, praises Kim Jong Un

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is a bit, well, eccentric. Aside from his numerous facial piercings and colorful hair (and basketball skills, obviously), he’s best known for once donning a…

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