Politics

4:26pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Politics

Advocate's Comments On ACA Now A Liability For Law's Supporters

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:47 pm

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4:26pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Politics

Congress Pushes Up Against Deadline To Keep Government Funded

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:47 pm

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4:26pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Law

Senate Panel Looks At Taking Sexual Assault Investigations Off Campus

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:47 pm

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1:05pm

Tue December 9, 2014
It's All Politics

Obama Meets Colbert: 6 Unbuttoned Moments

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:40 pm

President Obama, appearing on The Colbert Report, said, "Look, the election didn't go as it, uh — as I would have liked. You notice, I made a little correction there, I had a little thought bubble."
Susan Walsh AP

When President Obama sat down with comedian Stephen Colbert Monday, he didn't actually loosen his necktie. But we saw a relaxed president with just two years left on the clock, playing to a receptive audience of nearly 1,500.

Here are some of the more memorable moments from the president's appearance on The Colbert Report:

Booting the host from his desk

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12:44pm

Tue December 9, 2014
National Security

Senate Panel's Report On CIA Calls Harsh Tactics Ineffective

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:16 pm

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11:34am

Tue December 9, 2014
The Two-Way

Obama: CIA's 'Harsh Methods' Inconsistent With Values, National Security

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 12:34 pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee's summary of its report on the CIA's interrogation practices found that the agency "provided inaccurate information to the White House, Congress, the Justice Department, the CIA inspector general, the media and the American public." [The report is here.]

Reaction to the summary's release was swift.

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11:13am

Tue December 9, 2014
The Two-Way

'Obamacare' Expert Apologizes For Remarks On Law's Creation

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 11:46 am

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber testifies Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee. He apologized for his comments on how the Affordable Care Act was created.
Molly Riley AP

The man described as an architect of the Affordable Care Act who said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law to pass apologized during a congressional hearing today for his remarks.

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5:11am

Tue December 9, 2014
National Security

As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

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5:00am

Tue December 9, 2014
Politics

Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

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4:08am

Tue December 9, 2014
Governing

Sources: FAA May Require Licenses To Fly Commercial Drones

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

Amazon is developing an unmaned aircraft project that it hopes will deliver purchases in 30 minutes or less. The FAA has been struggling to write regulations for such aircraft, but is expected to release rules this month.
AP

Drones, drones, drones.

Everybody wants one. Amazon, to deliver packages, Hollywood to shoot movie scenes, agriculture interests to monitor crops.

And everyone is waiting for the FAA to issue regulations as to how commercial drones might be allowed to operate in the U.S. Those regulations are supposed to come out by the end of the month.

The FAA has been struggling to write the rules for unmanned aircraft for several years. In 2012, Congress told the agency to get on with it and set a deadline for final regulations by September 2015.

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