Sen. Ted Cruz, worked a rare Senate overnight shift as he kept up a lengthy diatribe against Obamacare (with many digressions.)
September 25, 2013 Some of the morning's most interesting political items included Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-Obamacare Senate talkathon... another Republican calling him a "fraud"... and congressional Democrats viewing the GOP shutdown threat as an opportunity for Democratic political gains.
Nov. 6: Some of the damage from Superstorm Sandy on New York's Staten Island.
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January 2, 2013 Lawmakers from states hit hard by the October storm thought the House would vote on an aid package before adjourning on Thursday. They found out late Tuesday that a vote has been put off. "This is why the American people hate Congress," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said.
April 23, 2012 Twelve agents were accused of cavorting with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia. Six have already lost their jobs. One has been partially exonerated. Another 11 members of the U.S. military were also allegedly involved.
April 5, 2011 "There's always going to be extremes that react" when a lawmaker is involved in controversy, the New York congressman says. He held a hearing last month on "Muslim radicalization."
March 10, 2011 A California imam has offered his own response to Thursday's House Committee on Homeland Security's hearing on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community." The hearings drew many emotional reactions Thursday.
March 10, 2011 "There is nothing radical or un-American in holding these hearings," says the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
March 10, 2011 Melvin Bledsoe says his son was programmed by Islamic extremists to kill. The once joyful young man is accused of killing one U.S. soldier and wounding another in an attack on an Arkansas military recruiting center.
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As Rep. Keith Ellison grew more emotional this morning, a tear fell on his glasses.
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March 10, 2011 The lawmaker, one of two Muslims in Congress, broke into tears as he spoke of the sacrifice made on Sept. 11, 2001, by a Muslim paramedic in New York — and the smears afterward about that man. Hear his remarks.
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March 10, 2011 The controversial session begins at 9:30 a.m. ET. It can be watched on the Web.
Rep. Peter King.
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March 8, 2011 Rep. Peter King's planned Muslim radicals hearing is either depicted as a witchhunt or a much needed examination. And it has gotten an impressive amount of pre-hearing publicity.
March 8, 2011 The difference is that the Irish Republican Army never attacked America, says the congressman, who holds a hearing Thursday on "Muslim radicalization."
March 8, 2011 M. Zuhdi Jasser says "the vast majority of Muslims are not radicalized, but we do have a problem." If the hearing helps show that American Muslims are trying to fix it, that could "melt away any bigotry that may exist out there."
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March 7, 2011 Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), one of two Muslim members of Congress, says there are "Islamic bozos" who want to harm Americans. But racial supremacists and others are responsible for more attacks, he says.
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January 11, 2011 Rep. Peter King said his proposal wouldn't just protect officials but the public as well.
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