Federal Government

White House Endorses Internet Sales Tax Legislation

April 22, 2013

“”The Administration strongly supports S. 743, which will level the playing field for local small business retailers that are in competition every day with large out-of-state online companies,” reads the Obama administration’s statement on the policy.”

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Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Federally Charged With Using A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

April 22, 2013

“The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and wound more than 200 in what FBI investigators said evidence shows was a coldly calculated attack.”

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White House: Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Won’t Be Treated As An Enemy Combatant

April 22, 2013

“The surviving suspect in last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, “will not be treated as an enemy combatant,” but rather will be prosecuted “through our civilian system of justice,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday afternoon.”

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FBI: Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Awake, Answering Questions

April 21, 2013

“Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions, authorities said. Investigators are asking about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, law enforcement sources told ABC News.”

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President Obama Meets With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal To Discuss Syria

April 18, 2013

“The spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, said the president joined a meeting between the Saudi official and Obama’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon.”

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U.S. Senate Votes Down Compromised Proposal to Expand Gun Background Checks

April 17, 2013

“The bipartisan compromise was championed by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and backed by President Barack Obama in his push for a package of gun laws in the aftermath of the Newtown school massacre.”

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Security Officials Order Staff, Media, and Attorneys to Evacuate Boston’s Federal Courthouse

April 17, 2013

“Security officials on Wednesday ordered staff, media and attorneys to evacuate Boston’s federal courthouse, according to a Reuters reporter on the scene.”

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FBI: Letter Sent to President Obama Tests Positive For Ricin

April 17, 2013

“Federal officials told NBC News that they believe they know who sent the letters, but no arrest was made because authorities were waiting for further test results.”

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Envelope Addressed to Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) Tests Positive For Ricin at U.S. Capitol’s Off-Site Mail Facility

April 16, 2013

“After the envelope tested positive in a first routine test, it was retested two more times, each time coming up positive…The envelope was addressed to a U.S. senator, though the sources would not say which one.”

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President Obama Signs STOCK Act Modification, Repealing Financial Disclosure By Federal Officials

April 16, 2013

“The STOCK Act was signed by the president a little over one year ago in a highly visible signing ceremony, where he said the legislation would tackle the “deficit of trust” that exists between Washington and the rest of the nation.”

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Alcohol, Tobacoo, and Firearms (ATF) and the FBI Assisting in Investigation of Boston Marathon Explosion

April 15, 2013

““The Attorney General has spoken with FBI Director Mueller and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz,” the representative also said. “Attorney General Holder has directed the full resources of the Justice Department to be deployed to ensure this matter is fully investigated.”

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Report: State Department Official Secretly Met With “Top Representative” of North Korean Government in March

April 9, 2013

“No real progress was made during the meeting and no new offers were made by the U.S. officials present, the sources said.”

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Calls For FBI Investigation Into Secret Recording of Campaign Strategy Session

April 9, 2013

“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign asked the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office on Tuesday to investigate how Mother Jones magazine obtained a recording of a February strategy session.”

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Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Pledges to Join Republican Filibuster of Sen. Harry Reid’s Gun Control Bill

April 8, 2013

“”While nobody knows yet what Sen. Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid bill, Sen. McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill.””

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President Obama Campaigns For Gun Control Reform in West Hartford, Connecticut

April 8, 2013

“With the families of children killed in last year’s Newtown school shooting looking on, President Barack Obama on Monday made an emotional plea for Americans to urge Congress to pass new gun control measures.”

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