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Rep. Giffords Gets A Few More Days With Her Husband

Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., will get a few more days to be near her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, before he blasts off into orbit.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 5:40pm

Targeting Seniors In New York's 26th

It looks like Democrats have a tailor-made issue to use in next month's special election in New York's 26th District -- GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 5:40pm

A Helping Hand

President Obama tours tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:18pm

Wisconsin GOP Gloats Over Massachusetts Collective Bargaining Bill

The Democratically-controlled Massachusetts state House of Representatives passed a bill that would curb public sector unions' ability to collectively bargain over health benefits earlier this week. Does that mean the dark blue state is "the next Wisconsin"--site of weeks of protests and contentious debate over a bill that prohibited government workers from collectively bargaining for anything but a pay raise? Depends on who you ask.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:18pm

Appeals Court Hands Obama a Stem-Cell Victory

A U.S. Appeals Court handed a victory to the Obama administration on Friday over the controversial issue of human embryonic stem cells, ruling that federal funding of such research may go ahead.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:18pm

Obama Orders Targeted Sanctions Against Syrian Officials

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues his violent crackdown on protesters, President Obama signed an executive order on Friday afternoon blocking transfer of the assets of high-level officials in Syria.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:18pm

Obama Visits Storm-Ravaged Alabama

President Obama on Friday visited Alberta, Ala., to survey the damage of the historic storms that ripped through the South this week.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:18pm

Tornadoes Hamper Critical Federal Operations in Alabama

Once again, Mother Nature proves to be the ultimate terrorist. The tornadoes and storms that swept through the South on Wednesday night and Thursday killed more than 200 people and left a million without electricity. While beleaguered residents came to grips with unimaginable devastation, federal leaders grappled with a range of challenges after key agencies in Huntsville, Ala., lost power, creating operational challenges and an information vacuum.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:18pm

Virginia Drops Law Firm that Dropped Republicans in the DOMA Case

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has dropped the law firm that dropped the House of Representatives as a client after being tasks with defending the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents the federal government from recognizing gay marriages. Cuccinelli write to King & Spalding, the Atlanta-based law firm, to admonish it for showing weakness in succumbing to pressure to not defend the law.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:18pm

DHS Probing Sony PlayStation Network Attack

The Homeland Security Department, charged with protecting the nation's critical infrastructure, is helping to mitigate the damage from a breach of customer account data on Sony's online video game and entertainment networks that could have affected 77 million users, DHS officials said.

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 4:18pm