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Christmas Miracle: Ralph Hall Becomes Oldest Congressman Ever

On Christmas Day, the North Texas congressman will become the oldest person ever to serve in the U.S. House, surpassing the record of North Carolina Rep. Charles Manly Stedman, who died in office in 1930 at age 89 years, seven months and 25 days.
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Obama Attends Sen. Inouye's Memorial Service in HI

The ceremony included a 19-gun cannon salute and an F-22 Flyover. Senator Inouye passed away on December 17, 2012 due to respiratory complications. He was a Medal of Honor recipient for his service in the U.S. Army during WWII as part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
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Mark Sanford is Back in the Political Game Following Argentine Affair

The two-term governor was seen as a possible ultraconservative contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. That was before he vanished from the state for five days in 2009. Reporters were told he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, but he later tearfully acknowledged he was visiting Maria Belen Chapur, which he told everyone at news conference announcing his affair. He later called her his soul mate in an interview with AP.
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Season's Greetings from the White House

In this week's address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They also thank our troops and their families for their service.
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Obama Nominates Kerry for US Secretary of State

Kerry's nomination could bring to a close what has become for the White House a contentious and distracting effort to name a new secretary of state. Rice withdrew her name from consideration last week, making Kerry all but certain to become the nominee. People familiar with the White House's decision-making said support within the administration was moving toward Kerry even before Rice pulled out.
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Obama: January Deadline for Gun Violence Proposals

Obama delivered a statement from the Brady Press Briefing Room about the policy process the Administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy to reduce and prevent gun violence. Obama also answered questions from the press about the fiscal cliff negotiations.
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Rick Perry: Handguns Should Be Allowed Anywhere in TX

Texas Governor Rick Perry told members of the Northeast Tarrant County Tea Party that he supports allowing teachers and administrations to carry concealed handguns.
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Failed Supreme Court Nominee Robert H. Bork Dies at 85

Bork was accused of being a partisan hatchet man for Nixon when he fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox in the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973.
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VA Gov. McDonnell: More Shootings? Must Need More Guns

In an interview Tuesday, Governor Bob McDonnell suggested Virginia arm teachers, principals and other school staff.
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Leahy Becomes Third in Line As President Pro Tempore of Senate

As the longest serving Democrat now in the Senate, Leahy moved to third place in the line of presidential succession, behind Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner.
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