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Pres. Obama talks gun control during a visit to Colorado on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

The Failed Politics of the U.S. Background Check Bill

From one point of view, the defeat of the background check bill in the U.S. Senate looks like a major victory for the NRA. But a closer look shows a very different political story than what we have been hearing.

04/19/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Making Sense Of Obama’s Housing Market

Is the Obama administration failing the housing market? Maybe.

03/06/2013

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), gestures as State of the Union address during a jointhe gives his session of Congress on Capitol Hill on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Facing a divided Congress, Obama focused his speech on new initiatives designed to stimulate the U.S. economy. (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

SOTU: Deserving a Vote

President Obama told Congress on Tuesday that many groups, including the victims of the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting, deserve a vote on gun issues from Congress. But there may be ramifications of his demand that he may not have considered.

02/12/2013

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between US President Barack Obama (L) and Chuck Hagel. Obama will reportedly nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary replacing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. ***LEFT IMAGE*** WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28: U.S. President Barack Obama said he was 'modestly optimistic' while making a statement on fiscal cliff negotiations following a meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House December 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama and members of Congress continue to seek a solution to avert the possibility of large tax increases combined with deep spending cuts also known as the 'fiscal cliff'. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** OMAHA, NE- MARCH 12: U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) speaks at the University of Nebraska-Omaha March 12, 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska. Hagel announced that he will postpone making a decision on whether to seek the Republican nomination for president until later this year. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

The GOP Reaction to the Chuck Nagel Nomination

President Obama’s presumptive nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Nagel, is coming under heavy criticism from his fellow Republicans. But are they critical of him for the right reasons?

01/06/2013

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Fiscal Cliff: Watching the Rules of Negotiating

It may feel that we are watching our elected leaders allow our country to plummet off of the fiscal cliff. But in reality, we are simply watching the art of negotiation.

11/29/2012

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The October Surprise: Her Name is Sandy

Everyone has been waiting for an October Surprise to affect the tight Presidential race. It took all month, but the October Surprise finally arrived, in the form of a major hurricane.

10/28/2012

Both presidential candidates are pushing their VP's on the road as they prepare for the debates. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

Romney, Obama Both Push VP’s On Road During Debate Preparation

The presidential candidates are leaving the heavy lifting of campaigning to their running mates as they spend one more day preparing for their first debate, scheduled for Wednesday night.

10/02/2012

A burnt building inside the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya (Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/GettyImages)

The First Amendment and Foreign Policy Conundrum

A right we have held dear for over two hundred years is the key to the complications the United States faces in Middle East. And niether side seems to be ready to back down any time soon.

09/13/2012

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The Myth of the Power of One Man

With Election Day less than 60 days away, it’s time we hear about what each candidate will do, not by himself, but within the real framework of our government, including the opposing party.

09/06/2012

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