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Google hangout with Vice President Biden addresses gun control

Vice President Joe Biden discussed gun control issues in a live discussion on Google Hangout Thursday afternoon.

Debt ceiling plan passed by House, supported by Senate

The US House of Representatives passed Wednesday a measure to postpone the so-called debt ceiling deal by three months.

Ron Kirk, top US trade representative, stepping down from post

Top US trade representative Ron Kirk said Tuesday that he was stepping down from his position in February.

Obama executive action on guns raises questions

The White House has moved swiftly after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting to push through gun control measures.

Bin Laden photos: Conservative group pushes for their release in US court

A conservative group is pushing for the release of pictures of Bin Laden's corpse in a US appeals court.

Gabrielle Giffords, shooting victims, launches campaign against gun lobby

Former Democratic representative Gabrielle Giffords launched a campaign today against gun crime on the second anniversary of her attempted murder.

Israel group slams Chuck Hagel over Israel lobby comments

Pro-Israel groups and politicians in Washington have begun criticizing past comments by Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel.

Retail's holiday hiring up 10%

Holiday hiring was up 10.3 percent over last year and the highest year-end bump in the retail sector since 2006, according to an analysis of government job data by Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
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