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  • US/World

    Obama to nominate former Procter & Gamble head as VA secretary

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Jun 29, 16:10

    President Obama will nominate Bob McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as the next secretary of veterans affairs on Monday, a senior White House official tells CBS News. The selection of McDonald, a longtime businessman rather than a decorated general, doctor, […]

  • US/World

    Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Jun 28, 17:37

    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a suspect in the September 2012 attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, made his first appearance in a federal courtroom in Washington D.C. on Saturday, where he was charged with providing material support to terrorists. He pleaded not guilty. Khatallah, with a long, dark gray beard and clad in a dark hooded […]

  • National

    Rand Paul: Blame Dick Cheney for Iraq violence, not Obama

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Jun 22, 16:30

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered some bipartisan backup to President Obama on the subject of Iraq Sunday, saying many critics who blame the president for theferocious Islamist insurgency there, like former Vice President Dick Cheney, should take a look in the mirror. “I don’t blame President Obama,” Paul told NBC News. “Has he really got the solution? Maybe […]

  • US/World

    VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on May 30, 8:20

    Facing a growing outcry over the scandal at Veterans Affairs medical facilities, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki offered his resignation to President Obama on Friday, and the president accepted the offer. “A few minutes ago, Secretary Shinseki offered me his own resignation,” the president said in a statement in the White House briefing room. “With considerable […]

  • National

    Sarah Palin on Russian action in Ukraine: Told you so

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Mar 01, 13:26

    With Russian forces moving into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and preparing for a possible deeper incursion into the former Soviet republic, former Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, took to Facebook Friday to boast that she saw it coming. “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska,” quipped Palin, who was her party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, in a reference to […]

  • National

    Obama: Marijuana not “more dangerous” than alcohol

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Jan 19, 14:40

    President Obama waded into the controversial politics of marijuana in an interview published Sunday, saying he’s not convinced pot is “more dangerous than alcohol” and arguing it’s “important” to allow recent legalization efforts in Colorado and Washington State to proceed. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a […]

  • National

    Boehner: Not enough votes for ‘clean’ spending bill to end shutdown

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Oct 07, 22:35

    President Obama and congressional Democrats have repeatedly called for the House of Representatives to end the government shutdown by passing a “clean” spending bill without any adjustments to Obamacare, but House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that solution does not have the votes to clear his chamber in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s […]

  • National

    GOP: Obama ‘choking’ America’s economic growth

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Aug 31, 18:38

    Five years of the Obama presidency have produced nothing but economic “roadblocks” that inhibit growth and job creation, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., charged in the weekly Republican address on Saturday. He accused the Obama administration of “choking the engines of our economy,” singling out the health-care reform law, the administration’s energy policy and the government’s […]