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A firing offense: Boston Globe mocks Boehner assassination plot

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:25pm
It’s hard to think of a more dead-serious story than a plot to assassinate John Boehner.
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Krauthammer: Obama 'negotiating out of weakness and desperation' with Iran

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:16pm
Charles Krauthammer said Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama is "negotiating out of weakness and desperation" when he says that Congress must hold off on imposing new sanctions on Iran while the administration continues to negotiate a nuclear deal with that country.
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State Department moves toward Keystone decision, sets deadline for agencies’ input

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:31pm
The State Department took a big step Friday toward making a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, setting a Feb. 2 deadline for federal agencies to give their views on the controversial project.
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Republicans start small on ObamaCare, cross fingers for court intervention

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 6:18pm
Republican leaders have yet to spell out their strategy for tackling ObamaCare now that they control Congress, and so far have pursued a piecemeal approach -- but are crossing their fingers that a looming Supreme Court case will give them an opening to unravel the law.
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EPA faces internal review over scrubbed text messages

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 6:02pm
The Environmental Protection Agency, on the heels of the controversy at the IRS over missing emails, is facing a probe of its own over whether it improperly scrubbed text messages.
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Syria training program could involve 1,000-plus US troops

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:45pm
The program to train moderate Syrian rebels could involve as many as 1,000 U.S. trainers and support personnel, the Pentagon said Friday.
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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:37pm
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The justices will take up gay-rights cases that ask them to overturn bans in four states and declare for the entire nation that people can marry the partners of their choice, regardless of gender. The cases will be argued in April, and a decision is expected by late June.
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Holder announces changes to asset forfeiture program

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:35pm
Attorney General Eric Holder is curbing the federal government's role in a civil asset forfeiture program involving local and state law enforcement agencies.
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Obama vs. Cameron: British PM takes hard line on ‘Islamist’ extremists, Obama avoids I-word

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:30pm
British Prime Minister David Cameron was unsparing in his condemnation of Islamist terrorists on Friday, as he stood beside President Obama in the White House. Obama? The U.S. president stayed the rhetorical course.
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DEA acknowledges massive phone call database

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:30pm
The Drug Enforcement Administration has formally acknowledged that it maintained a sweeping database of phone calls made from the United States to multiple foreign countries. The program has since been discontinued, the Justice Department said Friday.
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Republican National Committee re-elects Chairman Priebus

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 3:37pm
Republicans meeting in California have re-elected party chairman Reince Priebus, a once little-known Wisconsin lawyer who supporters say has turned the GOP organization around.
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Fox News to host first GOP presidential primary debate in August

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:32pm
The Republican National Committee announced Friday that Fox News will host the first 2016 GOP presidential primary debate from Ohio in August.


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Obama threatens to veto Iran sanctions bill

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:46pm
President Obama, joined by British Prime Minister David Cameron, sharply warned Congress Friday not to pursue new sanctions on Iran -- saying they could derail the effort to strike a deal barring the country from getting a nuclear weapon.
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More of the same: Obama promises to stay on offense against GOP

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:18pm
Despite midterm defeat of his party and a Republican Congress, President tells Dem lawmakers he'll push his agenda.
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Lawmakers fear US visa program could be exploited by foreign fighters

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:58am
On the heels of the Paris terror attacks, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are worried a long-running program allowing travelers from dozens of countries to enter the U.S. without a visa could be exploited by foreign fighters looking to attack America next.
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New steps to boost private investment on infrastructure

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:31am
The Obama administration on Friday announced new steps federal agencies are taking to attract private money for projects upgrading roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
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Marilyn Tavenner, official who oversaw, to step down

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:11am
Marilyn Tavenner, the head of the federal agency that oversaw the rocky rollout, announced Friday she was stepping down from her post.
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New York’s anti-manspreading campaign cost $76,707

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:11am
The advertising campaign in New York telling men to stop “manspreading” has cost the city’s taxpayers more than $76,000.
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Obama vows to ‘play offense’ against GOP-led Congress

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:04am
President Obama told Senate Democrats in a private meeting that he plans to "play offense" against the new GOP-controlled Congress, showing little hesitation about clashing with Republicans for the next two years.
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Hawaii ObamaCare exchange projected to be financially viable — in 2022

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:54am
Hawaii’s ObamaCare exchange, Hawaii Health Connector, has been under fire for being the most costly in the nation, and a new report from the Hawaii Commerce and Consumer Affairs Department shows the Connector won’t be fiscally sustainable until 2022.
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