Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waves as she arrives to address the third session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Aug. 29, 2012.
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Faculty and staff circulated petitions to stop Rice from delivering the address, but the student assembly voted 25-17 to invite her to speak, read more about the controversy here.

Obama also took Republicans to task for their opposition to the law saying, ““You know, in the end, history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security.” Read more here.

The Congressman’s plan isn’t all cuts, it would increase defense spending by $480 billion by 2024. Read more about the budget here.

The Senate report, which was first reported on by The Washington Post, contradicts the Bush Administration’s defense of torture, read more here.

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