Sarah Palin in Iowa, but Not Campaigning

By MARY BRUCE Dec. 3, 2010 With speculation mounting that Sarah Palin is gearing up for a presidential run, the former Alaska governor visited Iowa for the second time in less than a week on Thursday, continuing her nine-state book tour across the heartland. Though Iowa is home to the caucuses that jumpstart the presidential nominating season, the 2008 vice presidential nominee continues to assert that her book tour is not political

December 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

‘Do Not Track:’ Privacy vs. Commerce

By SHERISSE PHAM Dec. 2, 2010 Lawmakers on Capitol Hill pondered 'Do Not Track' legislation that would allow consumers to choose whether they want their Internet browsing monitored by online businesses and advertisers. The congressional hearing came on the heels of the Federal Trade Commission's proposal on Wednesday to let people decide whether they want their online visits to be private.

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Embattled Rep. Rangel Censured: ‘There’s No Evidence’

By HUMA KHAN Dec.

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DEA to Ban Chemicals in Synthetic Marijuana

By PIERRE THOMAS and LISA A. JONES Dec. 2, 2010 Stacy Huberty of Hastings, Minn., had been on a crusade to get synthetic marijuana off store shelves in her state

December 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Welcome to Gridlock: Pols Find Little Common Ground on Jobless, Tax Bills

By HUMA KHAN, CLAIRE SHIPMAN and ALAN FARNHAM Dec. 2, 2010 Just days after a White House summit where lawmakers expressed hopes for bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats are already squabbling over tax cuts and extension of unemployment benefits, which expired Wednesday for about 2 million Americans.

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White House 2010 Holiday Decor: ‘Simple Gifts’

« Previous | Main | Next » December 01, 2010 2:00 PM ABC News' Sunlen Miller, Ann Compton, and Elisha Beard report: Reflecting the economic mood of the country this holiday season, the White House has unveiled a muted theme and decorations at the White House as “Simple Gifts.” Reflected in the décor the theme celebrates the everyday gifts around – in family, nature, music and food, the White House says. Over 100,000 people will visit the White House in December and today cameras were allowed to see and shoot the newly decked halls around the White House.

December 1st, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Gibbs Signals Extension of All Tax Cuts

« Previous | Main December 01, 2010 8:06 AM Listen closely to Robert Gibbs on "GMA" this morning and it’s pretty clear that the only outstanding question on those tax cuts expiring on December 31st isn’t whether they will all be extended but for how long. President Obama’s only “line in the sand”, according to Gibbs, is opposition to a “permanent” extension of the tax cuts for the wealthy. “The president’s principles are clear, and that is for the middle class their taxes can’t go up at the end of the year when a series of tax cuts expire

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Lame Duck 2010: Finding the Middle Ground

By GREGORY SIMMONS Dec. 1, 2010 Fresh out of his meeting with President Obama, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told ABC News' Jonathan Karl he sees at least two areas where Republicans and Democrats can work together as the 111th Congress expires.

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Is GOP Breaking Silence on Sarah Palin for President?

By MICHAEL FALCONE Dec. 1, 2010 When the television host and former Florida congressman Joe Scarborough published a scathing op-ed piece in Politico against Sarah Palin on Tuesday, he was not only trying to put a dent in her presidential ambitions. He was also encouraging Republicans to break what has largely been a vow of silence among GOP leaders when it comes to criticizing her.

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So Who’s Going to Tackle the Budget Deficit?

By HUMA KHAN Dec. 1, 2010 Though the United States staggers with a $1.3 trillion budget deficit and a $13.8 trillion national debt, there is little political will and public support to tackle the issue. President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform will release a report today that outlines bold and oft controversial steps to reduce the debt that currently amounts to more than $44,300 for each American man, woman or child.

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