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VIDEO: House Oversight Republicans Take Aim at Obama Transparency Proposal

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday released a web video criticizing the White House over a draft proposal calling for more transparency from federal contractors. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

USDA May Work with Shirley Sherrod's Nonprofit

Though Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was unsuccessful in his bid last year to lure back wrongly dismissed employee Shirley Sherrod, his Agriculture Department is in contract talks with her Georgia-based nonprofit to have her do more federal work on justice and civil rights issues for farmers.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Take One For Some On Medicare Town Halls

They avoided the heat last time, but may not this time around.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Rockefeller Pushes Hard for D-Block Bill

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Tuesday recruited senators from New York to help pass legislation aimed at building a national broadband network for emergency first responders.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama Pledges Economic Assistance for Jordan

After a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, President Obama praised his counterpart for attempting to make reforms and pledged economic assistance to one of America's staunchest allies in the Middle East.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Feingold Takes On McCaskill

If you're gauging whether former-Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) is thinking about trying to return to the Senate, consider this: he sent out an email to supporters Tuesday that bashes Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who faces a tough re-election bid in 2012, among other Democrats in Congress.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama Meets With Abdullah

President Obama speaks following a bilateral meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah on Tuesday in the Oval Office.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 1:40pm

A New Conservative Test: Standing by Ryan's Defunct Medicare Plan?

Nikki Haley defended Paul Ryan and his Medicare overhaul plan today like a tough older sister sticking up for her little brother against big, bad Newt Gingrich. "Here you've got Representative Ryan trying to bring common sense to this world of insanity, and Newt absolutely cut him off at the knees," Haley told CNN's Peter Hamby.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 1:40pm

Akin Announces Senate Campaign In Missouri

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) announced Tuesday that he will challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), joining former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in a growing GOP field

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 1:40pm

Daniels 'Not Going To Take Much Longer' To Decide On WH Bid

Republicans eager to find out if Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) is running for president could get their answer soon -- Daniels told reporters Tuesday he's "not going to take much longer" to decide whether to launch a bid for the White House, according to the AP.

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 12:40pm