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Petraeus agrees to Testify to Congress on Libya Friday

Petraeus agrees to Testify to Congress on Libya Friday

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify willingly before Congress about the Benghazi Libya consul terror attack that took place on September 11, 2012 Petraeus had originally been scheduled to testify this Thursday on the burgeoning controversy over the deadly Sept. 11 attack. That appearance was scuttled, though, after the director abruptly resigned over an extramarital affair. The resignation has since expanded into a sprawling scandal that now [...]

Obama wants Eric Holder to stay for Second Term

Obama wants Eric Holder to stay for Second Term

President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, The Post has learned. The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers. “I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that matters,” [...]

Republicans just didn’t show up at the Polls

Republicans just didn’t show up at the Polls

The latest post-election question is whether Republicans were blind to the defeat headed their way because they chose to live in a cocoon in which they paid attention only to Fox News, conservative talk radio and right-wing websites. Listening to outlets that told them what they wanted to hear, the thinking goes, left them with no idea what was in store for them on Nov. 6. Out in the field, [...]

Obama wants John Kerry for Sec. of Defense, Rice for Sec of State

Obama wants John Kerry for Sec. of Defense, Rice for Sec of State

Elections have consequences.  If you want to get an idea of how Obama will govern in his second term, look at who he is considering for Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State.  This drop to the Washington Post may be just a trial balloon to see how Kerry and Rice will fly.  A lead balloon comes to mind. President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to [...]

President Obama’s Schedule – Nov. 13, 2012 – Meets with Union, Progressive Leaders

President Obama’s Schedule – Nov. 13, 2012 – Meets with Union, Progressive Leaders

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012 In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. Later, the President and the Vice President will attend a meeting with leaders from the labor community and other progressive leaders to discuss the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find [...]