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Should Christie Lighten Up Over Doctor's Concern?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn't laughing about his weight anymore. After poking fun at himself earlier this week, he ended up telling a former White House doctor to "shut up," when she commented on his size. Did he overreact? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Analysis: Effort For Virginia's Restricting Weakens, Gray Mentions Affordable Housing In District Address

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the highlights of Mayor Vincent Gray's District Address.


Even Without Earmarks, Tax Breaks And Special Deals Fill Bills

Congress likes to say it doesn't do earmarks anymore. And while that may be true, it's also a fact that targeted provisions are still useful in moving legislation — even critical legislation like the bill that pulled Washington back from the fiscal cliff last month.

Republicans Criticize Pentagon's Response To Attack On U.S. Consulate In Benghazi

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified before a Senate committee Thursday about the September attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. Panetta was questioned about whether the U.S. response was fast enough and about why the U.S. military had not been better prepared for the possibility of an attack.

Obama Tries To Rally House Democrats At Annual Retreat

President Obama addressed the House Democrats' retreat in Leesburg, Va., on Thursday to rally his troops ahead of a number of contentious issues. Audie Cornish talks to Tamara Keith.

Catholic Bishops Reject Obama's Birth Control Coverage Compromise

U.S. Catholic bishops responded on Thursday to a compromise offered by the Obama administration on insurance coverage for birth control. The policy was announced Monday and many saw it as a middle ground that the bishops would accept. But they say they've considered it and are not very satisfied.

Rubio's Job: Play Second Fiddle To The President, And Don't Mess Up

The State of the Union address has always been a tough act to follow, no matter who delivers the opposing party's response. Since the first response was televised in 1966, it has often seemed doomed to be ignored and forgotten.