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Beyonce performs the National Anthem to conclude the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.      (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Beyonce Lip-Sync ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ At Obama Inauguration?

If you thought Beyonce’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” was flawless, that’s because parts of it were pre-recorded.

01/22/2013

U.S. Capitol - Washington, D.C. (file / credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Local Senate Democrats Confident In Reaching Budget Deal This Year

Congress has failed to pass a budget for the last several years but some senate Democrats, including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, sense a change in the air.

01/22/2013

New York State Assembly debate on gun control - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Nation’s Toughest Gun Control Legislation Into Law

The Assembly voted in favor of the bill 104-43. The bill was passed by the Senate 43-18 late Monday. It was immediately was brought to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law.

01/15/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Schumer: Coming Bipartisan Measure Will Be ‘Very Tough’ On Illegal Immigration

President Obama will push for a meaningful overhaul of immigration policy in his second term in office, according to senior administration officials and lawmakers.

01/13/2013

Schumer Calls For Illegal Gun Crackdown

Sens. Call For Illegal Gun, Background Check Crackdowns In Federal Gun Task Force Report

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have appealed to the Obama administration to prevent illegal guns from being brought to New York and make it far more difficult for the mentally handicapped and criminals to obtain firearms, while protecting law-abiding gun owners.

01/06/2013

A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Signs First Round Of Federal Sandy Aid Into Law

The law give the Federal Emergency Management Agency increased borrowing power. The agency said it was poised to run out of money if Congress had not acted.

01/06/2013

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No Fiscal Cliff Deal In Sight Sunday Night On Capitol Hill

A deal on Capitol Hill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff was proving elusive Sunday, as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.

12/30/2012

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre holds a news conference at the Willard Hotel December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting, NRA Calls For Armed Guards In Every School

One week after the mass shootings that killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby said the solution to preventing further attacks like the one in Newtown is not with gun control.

12/21/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Newtown Shooter Had Enough Ammo To Kill Every Student At The School

Officials said Sunday that with the amount of ammunition Newtown elementary school massacre gunman Adam Lanza was carrying, he could have killed every student at the school.

12/16/2012

Obama In Newtown, Connecticut

Obama: ‘These Tragedies Must End, And To End Them, We Must Change’

For the president, this was the fourth trip of his presidency to a community still grieving from a mass shooting.

12/16/2012

A sign for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is seen on a telephone pole in the business area of Newtown, Connecticut, on December 15, 2012.  (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Renew Call To Restore Federal Assault Weapons Ban Following Newtown School Massacre

While Mayor Bloomberg said it is right for President Obama to console the grieving in Newtown, on the assault weapons ban he says it’s time for the president to stand up and lead.

12/16/2012

President Obama Addresses The Nation On The Connecticut School Shooting

President Obama To Travel To Newtown For Interfaith Vigil On Sunday

The president had planned to travel to Maine on Wednesday for an event promoting his positions in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, but the White House canceled that trip because of the shooting.

12/15/2012

President Barack Obama (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images), Representative Michael Grimm (credit: grimm.house.gov)

President Obama Approves Measure Allowing Natural Gas Pipeline Through Rockaways, Brooklyn

The three-mile pipeline would run from the Atlantic Ocean beneath Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field.

11/28/2012

Vice President Joe Biden greets first responders at Hoboken Terminal (credit: Vice President's Office)

Vice President Biden Tours Devastation Across New Jersey Left Behind By Sandy

Biden is just the latest Obama administration official to visit New Jersey.

11/18/2012

Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States at the Capitol January 20, 2009. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer’s Office Launches Lottery For Free Tickets To Presidential Inauguration

Residents who want a chance to attend must register online by December 13. The drawing will then be held on December 14, so winners of the lottery can have more than a month to make arrangements to travel to Washington, D.C.

11/18/2012

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