Politics

NRA exec accuses Obama of gun 'charade' at State of the Union

Addressing the National Wild Turkey Federation in Nashville, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre doubles down on his call for armed police or guards in every American school. By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News The National Rifle Association’s CEO on Thursday accused President Barack Obama of orchestrating a “charade” to dismantle gun rights in his State of the Union address this ...

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Congressman says deleted tweets were to his daughter

By Luke Russert and Frank Thorp, NBC News Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., tells NBC News that the 24-year-old woman he tweeted at during the State of the Union address was not a romantic interest, but in fact his daughter. After “The Hill” reported that Cohen — who is not married — deleted tweets saying “ilu,” short for “I love you,” to ...

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Hagel nomination hits a wall

Senate Republicans have blocked a vote to move forward with former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense. Hagel is still expected to be confirmed, however, during another vote. NBC’s Brian Williams reports. By Domenico Montanaro, Deputy Political Editor, NBC News Chuck Hagel’s nomination just hit a major obstacle. Hagel will not have the 60 votes to overcome ...

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Obama and GOP play hot potato over sequester

By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News Amid a growing sense that the drastic and automatic spending cuts known as the “sequester” are likely to take effect at the beginning of March, House Republicans have spent the last few weeks pinning the blame squarely on President Barack Obama if these cuts take place. “We’re weeks away from the president’s sequester,” ...

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Five lessons learned from the Hagel fight

The five lessons we’ve learned from the Hagel fight… 1) Political betrayal is a worse sin than being a member of the opposing party… 2) Getting 60 votes remains the standard in the Senate… 3) Confirmation hearings DO matter… 4) For Republicans, when in doubt just say “Benghazi”… 5) Hagel has been wounded… Obama travels to GA to press for ...

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Obama State of the Union met with a thud in Congress

By Domenico Montanaro, Deputy Political Editor, NBC News That went nowhere fast. President Obama laid out nearly two dozen proposals, promises, and calls for Congress to act Tuesday night in his fourth State of the Union address. But his speech was met by a brick wall of Republican opposition. “An opportunity to bring the country together instead became another retread ...

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