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Top Lawmakers declare war on intelligence leaks

June 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

After a closed-door meeting with National Intelligence Director James Clapper, the four leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees hold a news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, to discuss the recent spate of classified national security information leaks. From left are Rep. C.A. “Dutch”...

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DC Council chair resigns after bank fraud charge

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 12, 2011 file photo, Washington D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame Brown testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brown was charged Wednesday with lying about his income on loan applications, becoming the second person on the panel in...

What $40,000 gets you in presidential fundraising

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 15, 2012 file photo, actor George Clooney leaves the White House in Washington. If you have $40,000 to spend, President Barack Obama’s campaign has a deal for you. Write a big check, and you’ll get you a picture with the...

Penn State-heavy jury picked in sexual-abuse case

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, gets into his attorney Joe Amendola’ s car after completing jury selection for his trial at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Wednesday, June 6, 2012. A jury...

Actress Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty in DUI case

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, Amanda Bynes arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Bynes on Tuesday June 5, 2012 with driving under the influence in April, when she was arrested after grazing a...

California pension cuts may have ripple effect

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Campaign worker Nate Neuenschwander, left, watches election returns at a campaign party for No on Measure B in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2012. As state and local governments across the country struggle with ballooning pension obligations, voters in...

Space shuttle Enterprise arrives at Manhattan home

June 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

The space shuttle Enterprise is hoisted by crane onto the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in New York. The Enterprise comes to New York as part of NASA’s decision to end the shuttle program after 30...

Voters wait out lines to cast Wis. recall ballots

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Voters cast their ballots Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is taking on Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in a recall election. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The passions that fueled a long fight...

Bill Clinton: Extend all tax cuts temporarily

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Former President Bill Clinton greets President Barack Obama to speak at a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria, Monday, June 4, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that broad tax cuts...

Jockey Gutierrez hits the heights in New York

June 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Mario Gutierrez, from Mexico, jockey for Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another, looks over Manhattan from the observation deck of New York’s Empire State Building, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. I’ll Have Another could become horse...