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Biden: James Brady turned tragedy into action

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:05pm
Vice President Joe Biden is praising the late James Brady, a onetime White House press secretary, as a rare example of turning tragedy into action.
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Two years after Benghazi, are US missions unsafe?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:02am
A new State Department unit tasked with protecting high-risk  U.S.  diplomatic missions suffers from “significant staffing gaps,”  and many in the State Department don’t even know it exists, according to a newly released report by State’s Inspector General.
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$500M worth of US-bought planes destroyed by Afghans, sold as scrap for 6 cents a pound

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:52am
Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of nearly $500 million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a government inquiry to determine why millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on the ill-fated program.
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Report: Syria response stalled under micromanaging White House

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:34am
America’s foreign policy increasingly has been micromanaged by the Obama White House, effectively slowing the U.S. response to crises including jihadists’ rise in Syria, according to a detailed report by Reuters.
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Grimes jumps shark, won't say she voted for Obama

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:30am
Kentucky Senate candidate's refusal shows how bad things are between the president and vulnerable Democrats.
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Oregon ‘first lady’ cops to green-card ‘marriage of convenience’ in exchange for $5G

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:52am
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber got one hell of an October surprise, as his fiancée tearfully admitted Thursday to having a green-card marriage to an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant.
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‘Pressure tactics’: Unions publishing names of nonunion workers

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:47am
The Kansas chapter of the United Auto Workers union is using its website to draw attention to GM workers who choose not to pay union dues.
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Roberts strikes back in red-hot Kansas Senate race, likens rival to ‘Jell-O’

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:24am
Pat Roberts is coming back swinging after the Republican Kansas senator was thrown several weeks ago into a competitive contest thanks to a surprise change-up in the race. Now, dusting himself off, he's hammering his rival as an "amorphous" and "Jell-O"-like politician whose time in the spotlight won't last.
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Grimes refuses to answer whether she voted for Obama -- four times

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:17am
Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to answer whether she voted for Barack Obama not one, not two, but four times during an interview Thursday.
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Once-sleepy South Dakota Senate race could pose problem for GOP

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:33am
Just as a late shake-up turned the Kansas Senate race competitive and prompted Republicans to rush to the incumbent’s aid, South Dakota could soon represent another Republican headache.
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Prostitutes? Coverup? Why the latest Secret Service allegations could wound the White House

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:00am
This story, depending on how it plays out, could spell big trouble.
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Clinton White House records to be released

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:45am
The National Archives is releasing a batch of documents that might shed light on painful chapters in Hillary Rodham Clinton's life as first lady, just as she ponders a bid for the White House in 2016.
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Palins involved in an Alaska brawl, report says

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:29am
A police report details a fight involving members of Sarah Palin's family at an Anchorage house party, including claims that daughter Bristol punched the host in the face.
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Courts block voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:30am
A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin.
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Federal judge blocks Texas voter ID law

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:02pm
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi is a defeat for Republican-backed photo ID measures that have swept across the U.S. in recent years and mostly been upheld in court.
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Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin from implementing voter ID law

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 9:44pm
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared the law constitutional on Monday.
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Fournier: 'White House lied to the American public' about prostitution scandal

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:02pm
Fournier said the report directly contradicts what then-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters about White House involvement in the scandal. 
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Once-sleepy South Dakota Senate race could pose problem for GOP

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:33pm
Just as a late shake-up turned the Kansas Senate race competitive and prompted Republicans to rush to the incumbent’s aid, South Dakota could soon represent another Republican headache.
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FEC opens door to more convention cash

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:19pm
The Federal Election Commission is giving political parties new flexibility to pay for their presidential nominating conventions.
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‘Woefully inadequate’: Lawmakers question White House review of prostitution case

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:02pm
While government investigators interviewed hundreds of personnel to get to the bottom of the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia in 2012, congressional Republicans suggest the White House barely lifted a finger to investigate similar allegations involving one of their own.
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