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Secretary of State John Kerry gets to work

Confirmed this past week by the Senate, Kerry had a busy first weekend on the job

NRA CEO: "I don't think you can trust" the White House

Wayne LaPierre says controversial NRA ad was "not picking on president's kids"; Mark Kelly argues for universal background check

Panetta: Enhanced interrogation did not lead to bin Laden

Outgoing defense secretary downplays the role enhanced interrogation techniques may have played in finding and capturing Osama bin Laden

NRA scoffs at Obama skeet shooting photo

Recent photo showing the president firing a gun at Camp David does not earn many plaudits from gun-rights supporters

Perry: Boy Scouts shouldn't reverse ban on gay members

Texas governor and longtime Eagle Scout addressed the Texas Scouts' Report to State on Saturday

WH releases photo of Obama skeet shooting

After a week of questions, the White House posted a picture of the president firing a rifle

GOP: "Pass a budget or you don't get paid"

Spending fight takes center stage in weekly addresses with Obama calling for "balanced approach," GOP hitting Dems on budget

Former first dog Barney dies, Bush honors with oil painting

Former president George W. Bush announces his beloved pet has died; releases portrait of the dog

Hillary Clinton tells State Dept. she leaves confident in the direction it's headed

Outgoing secretary of state tells the State Department she's leaving confident in the direction it's headed

Obama honors recipients of science, innovation and technology medals

In White House medal ceremony, Obama applauds "the greatest collection of brainpower we've had under this roof in a long time"

Biden meets with German Chancellor Merkel

Vice president hails Germany as "critical partner," argues that the "fiscal crisis" is "less of a crisis than people think"

Energy Secretary Chu stepping down

Steven Chu's the latest member of Obama's cabinet to move on; his departure was not unexpected

WH: Jobs report shows healing economy

With the report showing continued job growth, the White House touts ongoing recovery, despite an uptick in the unemployment rate

Senate Ethics Committee investigating Menendez

Ethics committee is reviewing whether the New Jersey Democratic senator inappropriately accepted gifts from political donor who is now under investigation

Poll: Government viewed as a threat to freedom

New Pew poll finds Americans view government with suspicion and frustration; Congress still dramatically unpopular

WH: Hagel less than perfect but confirmation on track

Chuck Hagel's performance at his confirmation hearing was not up to par but the White House isn't worried about his prospects

Poll: Most support women in combat

Americans overwhelmingly support a new Pentagon policy change regarding women in combat, according to a new CBS News poll

Senate passes bill to suspend debt limit

Bill now goes to White House for Obama's signature, staving off threat of default for a few months

Geraldo Rivera considers a Senate bid

The TV and radio personality says he may run for the Senate in New Jersey in 2014

Lynch forces Dem primary in race to replace Kerry

Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch's candidacy dashes hopes of party leaders who hoped to avoid a messy primary

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