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Arab League Approves Tough Economic Sanctions Against Syria

The Arab League approved far-reaching economic sanctions against Syria on Sunday, according to news reports. 

The sanctions were believed to include, The New York Times reported, "the suspension of commercial flights to Syria from Arab countries, a travel ban on officials and politicians, a halt to all dealings with the Syrian central bank and the cessation of all Arab projects in Syria."

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Toomey: Reconfiguring Automatic Cuts Important

11:11. Toomey: Reconfiguring of Automatic Cuts Important

President Obama's warning that he would veto attempts to undo $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts were vaguer than they seemed, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said on Sunday, implying that Congress might reconfigure the cuts before they take effect. 

Toomey, speaking on ABC's This Week, said that the cuts, half of which would affect the Pentagon, would hurt the country's ability to defend itself. 

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Union-Leader Endorses Newt Gingrich in Republican Primary

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the endorsement of New Hampshire's influential Union-Leader on Sunday. 

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

U.S. Vows Full Investigation into Attack on Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Gingrich Outlines ‘Path to Legality’ for Some Illegal Immigrants

NAPLES, Fla. – Speaking to an overflow crowd here this weekend, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich did not back down from his call for a “path to legality” for illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for 25 years or more and who have established family and community ties.  The former speaker of the House also scolded his GOP rivals for calling his proposal amnesty.

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Obama Gives Thumbs Up to NBA Deal

President Obama called the agreement reached to end the NBA lockout a "good deal" and gave it a thumbs up on Saturday.

Obama is a big basketball fan, and was asked the question by a reporter after playing a basketball game with personal assistant Reggie Love. Later Saturday, the First Family will travel to Towson, Md., to watch a game between Oregon State and Towson.

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Mars Science Laboratory Lifts Off

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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

NASA Launches Mission to Mars

NASA and its commercial space partner, the United Launch Alliance, launched a new rover to Mars on Saturday morning – a mission the agency hopes will answer two questions: whether life ever survived on Mars, and what the future of U.S. space exploration will look like.

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Washington Week Round Table: The Super Committee's Failure

The super committee failed to reach a budget deal this week, affecting national politics and the economy. Also, the GOP presidential candidates debated foreign policy, with Newt Gingrich facing new scrutiny on his immigration stance. John Dickerson guest-hosts with: Susan Davis, National Journal; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal; Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Gloria Borger, CNN.

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Charlie Gonzales Won't Seek Reelection

Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, D-Texas, the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced on Friday that he will not seek reelection.

"I've been in Congress for 14 years and I want to do something else -- what that is I really don't know, but financially I would like to be productive and have the resources to make a better life," Gonzalez told the San Antonio Express-News.

 

Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:40pm