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Obama blames Benghazi deaths on security 'sloppiness'

UPI - President Obama blamed security "sloppiness" in the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Libya as a new bipartisan Senate report faulted the White House. Obama told the NBC News program "Meet the Press" he agreed with Secretary of State Hillary ...

Obama to put 'full weight' behind gun control

UPI - President Barack Obama said Sunday he will work to push new gun control measures in 2013 and called on Congress to reinstate the expired assault weapons ban. "I'm going to be putting forward a package and I'm going to be putting my full weight ...

Blame is bandied about for lack of 'fiscal cliff' deal

[caption id="attachment_20154" align="alignright" width="300"] (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)[/caption]USA Today - Congress is down to the last day -- with no "fiscal cliff" plan to vote on, at least not yet. Senators failed Sunday to come up with a bip ...

Experts: Trained police needed for school safety

WASHINGTON (AP) - The student's attack began with a shotgun blast through the windows of a California high school. Rich Agundez, the El Cajon policeman assigned to the school, felt his mind shift into overdrive. People yelled at him amid the chaos bu ...

Hillary Rodham Clinton in hospital with blood clot

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remained under observation Monday at a New York City hospital after being treated for a blood clot related to the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton's doctors discover ...

In Chicago, killings and questions on the rise

Chicago Tribune - The rising homicide toll, 500 as of Friday, a 17 percent increase in slayings over last year -- has been a looming shadow over Chicago, plaguing residents and the city's leadership for much of the year. Although Chicago had almost t ...

Bullet tax proposal is new twist in gun-control debate

[caption id="attachment_19964" align="alignright" width="300"] General manager Steve Alcairo holds a Winchester 1200 shotgun while being interviewed at High Bridge Arms Inc. in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)[/caption]St ...

Congressmen not pleased with Senate on fiscal cliff avoidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Both U.S. Reps. Lou Barletta (R-11) and Tom Marino (R-10) are not pleased with the Senate's moves to avoid the fiscal cliff by the first of the year. "If the Senate doesn't act, every single American who pays taxes will pay more st ...

Officials quibble as Obama's hometown approaches 500th shooting victim in 2012

Chicago Tribune - Gave Bates smiled through tears as she swiped her hand across her phone, flipping through pictures of her cousin playing around and striking goofy poses. "He was a lot of fun, very good at imitating people," Bates said of Nathaniel ...

Fast and Furious

UPI - The U.S. government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunwalking operation is leaving a deadly legacy in Mexico where weapons related to the operation regularly show up at crime scenes. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said two guns linked to the operatio ...


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