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Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing legislation with other lawmakers Thursday that would change the way the military prosecutes sexual assault cases. It's the latest high-publicity move for a senator who was almost unknown four years ago when she was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's seat.

Obama Acts To Control 2 Big Controversies

The White House on Wednesday tried to turn the fire hose on two big flare-ups. The administration released 100 pages of emails related to the Benghazi terrorist attacks in Libya, and President Obama announced that the acting IRS commissioner is stepping down.

South Dakota Officials Miss Historic Meeting With Tribes

Federal officials met with South Dakota's nine Sioux tribes on Wednesday for a historic summit in Rapid City. A year in the making, it was an effort to address long standing concerns over the high number of Native American children the state places in white foster homes. State officials, however, didn't show up for the meeting.

Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

The news that scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the creation of Dolly the sheep. It's a fight that has, over the past decade and a half, produced a lot of heat and light and not a lot of policy.

The Obamas Release 2012 Financial Disclosure

The 2012 accounting of the president and first lady's finances shows they had between $1.8 million and $7 million in assets.

Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

The president says the resignation of Steve Miller is part of a larger effort to make sure the IRS never again engages in partisan targeting of certain groups.