Political Headlines March 5, 2013: Senate Committee Approves John Brennan for CIA Director

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Senate Committee Approves Brennan for C.I.A. Director

Source: NYT, 3-5-13

The White House’s decision to provide more information on targeted killings and the attack in Benghazi eased the confirmation process for John O. Brennan….READ MORE

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Political Headlines March 5, 2013: Henry Kissinger Hospitalized After Fall

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Henry Kissinger Hospitalized After Fall

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-5-13

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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was admitted to the hospital after a fall in his home, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center announced Tuesday….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 5, 2013: President Barack Obama Shares Data on Drones & Libya as John Brennan Senate Vote Nears

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Obama Shares Data on Drones and Libya as Brennan Vote Nears

Source: NYT, 3-5-13

The White House’s decision to provide more information on targeted killings and the attack in Benghazi was expected to ease the confirmation of John O. Brennan as the new director of the C.I.A….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 5, 2013: Speaker John Boehner GOP Hunts for Cuts not Government Shutdown: ‘Spending is the Problem’

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GOP Hunts for Cuts: ‘Spending is the Problem’ — Is Medicare Solution?

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-5-13

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After a weekend absorbing the reality that sequestration has begun to slash spending, House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team emerged from a conference meeting Tuesday emboldened and ardent for more spending cuts.

“Spending is the problem here in Washington,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said as a banner covering the back wall mirrored the speaker’s latest axiom. “Our goal is to cut spending, not to shut the government down.”…READ MORE

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