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Report details missed opportunities by federal agencies to probe Boston bomber before attack

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:31pm

The findings, released in an unclassified summary of the classified report, highlighted instances where information sharing between federal agencies may have been required in Tsarnaev’s case, and where the agencies could have been more vigilant in their investigation of him.

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Senate Dems facing tough re-election campaigns urge Obama to approve Keystone

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:58pm

The Keystone XL pipeline has emerged as an election-year dilemma for Democrats.

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Judge rules Indiana must recognize 1 gay couple's marriage

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:48pm

The decision doesn't affect other lawsuits challenging Indiana's gay marriage ban. 

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Gov. Jindal, La. GOP chair join call for Rep. McAllister to resign over kiss with staffer

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:20pm

Roger Villere issued a blistering statement calling on Rep. Vance McAllister to resign, but so far, the 40-year-old freshman congressman was rejecting the calls for him to immediately give up his seat.

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Ex-official gets nearly 12 years in prison for Bell, Calif. corruption scandal

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:03pm

Former Bell City Manager Angela Spaccia was sentenced Thursday by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy who called Spaccia a con artist.

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Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:47pm

Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency's opportunity to shape the "currents of history" and fulfill America's founding promises of equality.

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Nevada officials blast feds over treatment of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:30pm

Two of Nevada’s top elected leaders are riding to the rescue of a rancher whose decades-long range war with the federal government has reached a boiling point in recent days.

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Feds: 'Excessive force' found in Albuquerque police

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:25pm

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released a scathing report in response to a series of deadly police shootings that pointed to patterns of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department, serious constitutional violations and a lack of training and oversight of its officers.

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$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:37pm

An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report in November said the IRS issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the previous year to criminals who were using other people's personal information. 

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Congress approves bill to bar Iran ambassador from US

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:19pm

The House has approved a bill that would bar Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations from stepping on U.S. soil.

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House passes Ryan budget

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:12pm

The House has passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years through sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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IRS prepares to go after ObamaCare mandate fines

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00pm

With the ObamaCare enrollment deadline in the rearview for most, the IRS is preparing for the next step -- tracking and penalizing those who choose not, or cannot afford, to buy approved health insurance.

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Tsunami alert: New poll shows ObamaCare driving voters

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:15am

ObamaCare defining midterms and the forecast is getting worse for Democrats.

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House panel backs hitting pause on US transfer of Internet oversight

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:14am

A House panel has endorsed a Republican plan to hit the brakes on the administration's move to cede the U.S. government's last bit of oversight over the Internet.

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Dem who vowed 'war' on Fox News, Tea Party to be guest on 'Greta'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:41am

A Virginia Democratic congressional candidate who promised "war" on Fox News and the Tea Party will be a guest on Fox News Thursday evening, as he comes under fire for his inflammatory comments on Twitter.

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Committee approves bill naming 'Mount Reagan' in Nevada

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:30am

A Republican congressman got a step closer to naming a Nevada peak after the late President Ronald Reagan, after a House committee approved the idea on Wednesday.

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Off to the Races: Budget battles all about 2014 midterms

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:59am

If the upcoming spring recess on Capitol Hill is the unofficial kick-off to the midterm races, congressional lawmakers sure are warming up.

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IRS gave House Dems info on targeted conservative group, emails show

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:43am

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent tax documents on a targeted conservative group to Democratic staff on the House Oversight Committee, newly released emails show, despite previous denials by ranking Oversight Democrat Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) that such contact had occurred.

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Court sides with ‘Elephant Man’ barred from Albuquerque board meetings

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:37am

He's been called a gadfly. He may annoy the heck out of the Albuquerque Public School's Board of Education, and he even attended one public meeting wearing an elephant mask.

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House panel votes to hold ex-IRS official Lerner in contempt of Congress

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:24am

A House committee voted Thursday to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, as Republicans escalated their bid to 'get to the bottom' of the former IRS official's role in the political targeting scandal.

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