Democrats sidestep a showdown over the rights of gay spouses, heeding appeals from the White House that it might kill the legislation.
Underscores the contradiction of president waging a political fight to shutter the facility while the military assumes it will remain open.
Concerns about efforts to unearth reporters' confidential sources have put Obama in a difficult position
First time U.S. lawmakers have endorsed the aggressive step of arming the opposition in the 2-year-old civil war.
Prosecuting a State Department expert on North Korea by declaring that an American journalist disclosed leaked information illegally.
But comparisons of the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal to Watergate are still driving some corners of the Republican Party.
But President Obama's spokesman insists he was not told, leaving him to learn about the problem from the media 3 weeks later.
Federal red ink would be down by $1.1 trillion over the next decade if his plan were implemented, according to nonpartisan analysts.
John Brennan's trip comes amid concerns about arms transfers from Syria to Lebanon's Hezbollah.
Insists lawmakers ought to be active on pocketbook issues, as opposed to the trio of controversies consuming the capitol.
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