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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the Empty Chair

-Donna Trussell
The congresswoman's husband says his wife will recover from her wounds stronger that ever. But as all survivors of trauma learn, the only certainty is that she'll emerge as a different person, changed forever by what she's been through.
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Obama: Allies Will Soon Take Control of Libyan Campaign

-Politics Daily Staff

'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday.

Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's Planned Parenthood Cut 'Goes Too Far'

-Politics Daily Staff

The Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization.

Obama Getting Heat From Left and Right for U.S. Role in Libyan Attacks

-Politics Daily Staff

Republicans such as Richard Lugar and Roscoe Bartlett are questioning the U.S. intervention, but so are Democrats Jim Webb and Dennis Kucinich.

Obama Signs New Stopgap Spending Bill As Budget Talks Continue

-Politics Daily Staff

The bill cuts $6 billion from the current federal budget and keeps the government operating through April 8.

House Votes to Cut Federal Funding for National Public Radio

-Politics Daily Staff

The measure bans federal money for NPR and prevents member stations from using taxpayer dollars to pay dues to NPR or acquire programming from it. The White House said it opposes the bill.

Stopgap Spending Bill Approved by Senate

-Politics Daily Staff

The Senate on Thursday approved another stopgap spending bill that cuts $6 billion more from the federal budget and keeps the government running until at least April 8.

New Irish PM in Washington for St. Paddy's, but Facing Money Crunch on Auld Sod

-Politics Daily Staff

Prime Minister Enda Kenny will celebrate the saint's day at the White House, but he also came to Washington to rebuild his nation's tarnished economic reputation.

Sen. Rand Paul Heading to Key Presidential Contest States

-Politics Daily Staff

Rand Paul isn't talking about White House ambitions at this point, but his father, Rep. Ron Paul, says there's a 50-50 chance that he will run for president again in 2012.

Houses Passes Another Stopgap Spending Bill

-Politics Daily Staff

The House approved another short-term spending bill Tuesday afternoon, a step in keeping the government open beyond Friday but drawing complaints from some members who want a permanent fix.

Poll Shows Faith in Government Plummets; Warning Signs for Republicans Emerge

-Bruce Drake

In a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, only 26 percent of Americans say they’re optimistic about 'our system of government and how well it works.'

The Gridiron Club's 2011 Political/Media Roast and Toast Lyrics

-Annie Groer

Here are the lyrics from every parody performed this weekend at the Gridiron dinner by nearly 100 journalists and a handful of vocally-blessed ringers with truly great voices.

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