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US officials: Moscow behind Ukraine unrest

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:45am

The Obama administration and a top Senate Republican agreed Sunday that the Russian government appears behind the recent uprising in eastern Ukraine but remain split on the level of U.S. response.

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Eric Holder and the Race Card: The issue the media can't resist

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:15am

In recent days, conservative critics have accused Holder of playing the race card to deflect criticism—while his liberal allies believe some of that criticism is racially motivated. It reflects a classic cultural divide in this country and in the media establishment.

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Hillary Clinton's State Department reportedly let Boeing skirt ethics guidelines

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:07am

During Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State, the State Department allowed aircraft manufacturer Boeing to skirt ethics guidelines that first prohibited solicitations of the company by the department and later capped gifts at $1 million, according to a published report. 

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Paul defends Bush on immigration but says US 'can't invite the whole world'

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:32pm

Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."

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McCain agrees Moscow is behind Ukraine unrest but wants tougher US response

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:53pm

The Obama administration and a top Senate Republican agreed Sunday that the Russian government appears behind the recent uprising in eastern Ukraine but remain split on the level of U.S. response.

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New push on to overturn California 'open carry' ban

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:50pm

The open carry crowd in California is taking aim at the state’s ban on carrying unloaded holstered weapons in public places.

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Background check backlog to blame for gun sales to Maryland fugitives, felons, report says

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:46pm

More than 360 guns were bought in Maryland last year by people barred from owning them because of a massive backlog in conducting gun transaction background checks, the Baltimore Sun reported.

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Sebelius says timeline for ObamaCare rollout 'flat out wrong'

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:35pm

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong" and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online.

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Another Democrat suggests racism within GOP, drawing another sharp response

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:13pm

New York Rep. Steve Israel said Sunday a significant part of the Republican Party is “animated by racism,” marking the third time in recent days that a leading Democrat has appeared to make race an issue and draw a sharp response from Republicans.

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Republicans: Burwell confirmation hearings will be fair, but focused on ObamaCare

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:00am

A Senate Republican said Sunday that party members will use the upcoming confirmation hearing for a new Health and Human Services secretary to get more information about ObamaCare, but dismissing the notion GOP lawmakers intend to turn the proceeding into a political witch hunt.

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Safety concerns led to Nevada cow release, federal land managers say

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:02am

Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

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Family, friends of US contractor held in Cuba plead for US to do more to secure release

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:15am

For Alan Gross, the American contractor locked up in a Cuban prison on spying charges, the road to freedom seems increasingly out of reach.

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Asian American group tries to reconnect with GOP, citing shared core values

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:15am

A group of Asian Americans is started a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core value including family, education and entrepreneurship.

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Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:00am

When the weather warms and the South Carolina humidity hangs like a soggy blanket along the coast, you can often find an entrepreneur selling shrimp out of the back of a pickup truck by the road with a hand-scrawled sign promoting it as both fresh and local. There's a chance it's neither.

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Federal agency vows to continue legal action after ending Nevada ranch standoff

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:00am

The Bureau of Land Management announced Saturday that it has concluded its mission to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after a tense week-long standoff with a rancher.

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Vice President Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 6:14pm

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Ukraine later this month for meetings with government leaders and members of civil society, the White House announced Saturday.

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Asian American group tries to reconnect with GOP, citing shared core values

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:10pm

A group of Asian Americans is started a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core value including family, education and entrepreneurship.

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Federal agency pulls back in Nevada ranch standoff, but legal fight remains

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 1:53pm

The Bureau of Land Management announced Saturday that it has concluded its mission to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after a tense week-long standoff with a rancher.

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Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:13pm

When the weather warms and the South Carolina humidity hangs like a soggy blanket along the coast, you can often find an entrepreneur selling shrimp out of the back of a pickup truck by the road with a hand-scrawled sign promoting it as both fresh and local. There's a chance it's neither.

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Conservatives, White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire, attack ObamaCare

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 11:39am

The country’s leading conservative voices -- and potential 2016 presidential candidates -- gathered Saturday in New Hampshire to drive more stakes into ObamaCare and urge voters to end Democrats’ control of the White House and Senate.

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