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Senate candidate Ed Markey says he will release tax returns in “near future,” but will not commit to dateAfter days of requests from reporters and his GOP opponent, Democrat US Representative Edward J. Markey said he will release his tax returns “in the very near future” to match the financial disclosure provided by his rival in the US Senate campaign, Republican Gabriel E. Gomez.
Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez charges Rep. Ed Markey is absent from campaign, ducking D.C. controversiesAfter days of tough questioning, Republican Gabriel E. Gomez went after his Democratic rival for US Senate, saying US Representative Edward M. Markey has been absent from the campaign trail and “hiding” from the controversies roiling the Democratic administration in Washington, D.C.
President Obama’s EPA nominee Gina McCarthy approved by committee; chief antagonist says he won’t filibusterWASHINGTON -- Republicans on Thursday dropped their efforts to stall President Obama’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, and her chief antagonist in the Senate promised to help her avoid a filibuster as the confirmation battle heads to its final step.
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ATLANTA (AP) -- President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives. ( 05/19/2013 4:27 PM )
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will discuss the legality of his administration's secret drone program and other counterterrorism practices during a speech Thursday, a White House official said. ( 05/19/2013 12:12 PM )
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five months into President Barack Obama's second term, allies and former top aides worry that his overarching goal of economic opportunity has been diminished, partly drowned out by controversies seized upon by Republicans in an effort to weaken him. ( 05/19/2013 10:09 AM )