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Obama On Government Shutdown: ‘It Does Not Have To Happen’

On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.

09/30/2013

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

City Comptroller Liu Calls For Legalizing Pot In NYC

The sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.

08/14/2013

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died on June 3, 2013 of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Christie’s Choice To Fill Sen. Lautenberg’s Seat Could Create Backlash

Democratic State Senate President Steve Sweeney said the seat should go to a fellow Democrat.

06/03/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

iPhone (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images for Big W)

Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)

Rangel Races Against Clock To Settle Ethics Probe

Longtime New York Congressman Charlie Rangel is racing against the clock Thursday morning in an attempt to strike a deal before the day’s public hearing on his alleged ethics violations gets underway.

CBS 2–07/29/2010

Charlie Rangel

Sources: Rangel Close To Settling Ethics Probe

NEW YORK — The pressure on Harlem congressman Charlie Rangel to settle his ethics probe has been intense, and sources told CBS 2 on Wednesday that the embattled politician is close to striking a deal.

CBS 2–07/28/2010