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Obama urges middle-class help, but calls for ending vital college tax break

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:56pm
President Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to tout “middle-class economics” – including tax breaks for child care and free community college.
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Senate panel backs bill to lower suicide rate among vets

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:45pm
A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans cleared a Senate committee on Wednesday, as lawmakers vowed quick action on a measure that was blocked in the last session of Congress.
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Protests over campaign finance during Supreme Court session

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:55am
Protesters briefly interrupted proceedings at the Supreme Court Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the court's Citizens United ruling on campaign finance.
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Obama invites veto override on Iran deal

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:05am
The President's Iran sanctions veto threat faces increasing opposition on both sides of the aisle in Congress.
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Boehner invites Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran, after Obama veto threat

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:39am
House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday he is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month to discuss the threat from Iran, in a sharp rebuke to President Obama.
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What Obama didn’t say: Address skips over debt, entitlement crisis

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:27am
If there were any doubts that President Obama has moved beyond trying to tackle the $18 trillion national debt, his State of the Union address should put them to rest: He’s over it.
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US to award Iran $11.9 billion through end of nuke talks

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:01am
The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department.
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EPA document says government knew about contamination at Louisiana’s Camp Minden decades ago

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:47am
Government officials knew as far back as 1989 that explosive material stored at Camp Minden had already contaminated soil, surface water and groundwater around the plant, according to a memo written last summer.
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Senate opens showdown with Obama over Iran sanctions

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:33am
Senators in both parties squared off with the Obama administration Wednesday about whether new sanctions would scuttle nuclear talks with Iran as House Speaker John Boehner, without consulting the White House, invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.
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Obama warns of vetoes as he hits road to push new programs, taxes

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 8:26am
President Obama hits the road Wednesday to promote a grab bag of new government programs, tax credits and worker protections -- paid for with higher taxes on top earners -- while holding the threat of vetoes over the heads of the new Republican leadership in Congress.
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Police chase ends outside Capitol during State of the Union address

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:00am
A police chase stemming from an armed robbery came to an end in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol building as President Obama was concluding his State of the Union address Tuesday evening.
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House GOP launches secure-borders bill

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:30am
House Republicans are officially launching their immigration reform effort Wednesday, with a border security bill aimed at keeping unlawful immigrants from entering the United States.
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Security system at Biden home reportedly plagued by unreliability, false alarms

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:26am
Authorities investigating a shooting incident near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden over the weekend say they have no leads or suspects because the property's surveillance cameras don't overlook the road where the shooting took place, according to a published report. 
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Obama to meet with family of pastor imprisoned in Iran

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:00am
President Obama will meet Wednesday with the family of an American pastor who has been languishing in an Iranian prison for more than two years.
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Obama pushes tax plan, wields veto pen in defiant State of the Union address

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:00am
A defiant President Obama staked out a populist agenda Tuesday night for his final two years in office built on what he called “middle-class economics,” while using his sixth State of the Union address to deliver a slew of veto threats challenging the new, Republican-led Congress.
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Dems praise Obama's economic proposals while Republicans call him 'out of touch'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:38am
Democrats praised President Obama for the aggressive economic proposals in his State of the Union address to help the middle class, while Republicans dismissed the president as continuously "out of touch" and suggested his agenda is doomed in Congress.
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Dem rep waves pencil to show solidarity with Hebdo victims

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:06am
A Democratic congresswoman showed solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris earlier this month after President Obama referenced the deadly terror attacks during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
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Media debate Obama’s cry against cynical politics -- and coverage

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:02am
When President Obama was done with his “turn the page” speech, what seemed to resonate most with the pundits was his denunciation of cynicism—and his critique of the media.
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Republican response: GOP Congress ready to champion middle class

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:32pm
Sen. Joni Ernst hammered home the idea of a new Republican Congress that is ready to champion the cause of the middle class in America as well as go after terrorists abroad in the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. 
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Text of GOP response to State of the Union address

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:30pm
Good evening. I'm Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier and a newly elected senator from the great state of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight.
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