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Obama In No Appeasing Mood As He Goes After Republicans

President Obama has been accused of appeasement by both political supporters and foes. Liberals says he's been too willing to compromise. Republicans say he's not doing enough to constrain U.S. enemies in the Middle East, specifically Iran. At a news conference Thursday, Obama said, "Ask Osama bin Laden ... whether I engage in appeasement."
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D.C. Voting Rights Object Of Hunger Strike

Three Occupy DC protesters have promised to drink only water until Congress grants D.C. legislative and budget autonomy.

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Why Some Evangelicals Back Thrice-Wed Gingrich

The former House speaker, who cheated on his first two wives and was fined by Congress for ethical violations, is outperforming family man Mitt Romney among evangelical Republicans in key states. Says one influential Iowa conservative: "The centerpiece of our faith is forgiveness."
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Romney Fires Back At Gingrich

The gloves are off in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Newt Gingrich's surge to the front of the pack appears to have more staying power than any of the other challengers to Mitt Romney's standing as party favorite. And so, team Romney is firing back, for the first time, at a candidate other than President Obama.
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Fast And Furious Questions For U.S. Attorney General

Eric Holder faced scrutiny from the Republican-dominated House Judiciary Committee on Thursday regarding the "Fast and Furious" initiative meant to keep guns from reaching Mexican cartels. Holder denied misleading Congress when hundreds of weapons were found at border town crime scenes.
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Corzine Dodges Blame For MF Global's Collapse

Jon Corzine, the former CEO of MF Global, has mostly kept silent since the firm imploded and filed for bankruptcy. Thursday, he had a chance to open up. In a rare act of bipartisanship, the House Agriculture Committee voted unanimously to subpoena Corzine, a former New Jersey senator and governor. Speaking before the panel Thursday, Corzine tried to dodge blame for the company's collapse.
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Obama Slams GOP For Blocking Consumer Nominee

President Obama held a brief but wide-ranging news conference Thursday. He began with a brief statement criticizing Senate Republicans for blocking his nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He also responded to questions talked about Iran, Plan B, a proposed extension of unemployment insurance benefits and Osama bin Laden.

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