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Menendez pleads not guilty to federal corruption, bribery charges

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:29am
New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to charges of corruption and bribery.

 

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Timing is everything: Charges for Menendez but not Lerner

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:56am
Decisions further stamp the Obama Justice Department as a political operation.
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Indiana lawmakers approve changes to religious freedom law

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:21am
Indiana lawmakers on Thursday announced changes they plan to make to the state's new religious-objections law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and others who have called the proposal anti-gay.
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Dem retirements touch off head-spinning leadership shuffle

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:28am
The retirement of several senior Democrats is touching off a rare leadership shuffle on Capitol Hill.
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While Christie chases new job, his son scores one with Mets

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:26am
While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepares for a possible run for the White House, his son already has found a new gig.
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Study: End crude oil export ban or say goodbye to U.S. shale revolution

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:37am
The explosive growth in the production of U.S. shale oil in recent years has been credited for giving the economy a much-needed boost.
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Watchdog sues DHS for terrorist 'hands off' list

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:15am
The Department of Homeland Security was slapped with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in February, D.C. watchdog organization Judicial Watch (JW) announced Tuesday, for refusing to comply with a July 2014 FOIA request for material relating to a “terrorist hands off” list.
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Union spent $23 million last year on higher minimum wage push

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:12am
The Service Employees International Union poured more than $23 million into its campaign to raise the federal minimum wage last year.
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'Daily Show' disaster: How Trevor Noah picks on the powerless

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 5:00am
Is the new host of the “Daily Show” mortally wounded even before he starts the gig?

The debate over Trevor Noah has now morphed from complaints about insensitive jokes from the past to a more fundamental argument about whether he is picking the wrong targets and is a lousy cultural fit for an American audience.

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One foot out the door? Iran talks enter double overtime, White House repeats ‘walk away’ threat

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:00am
Negotiators from the U.S. and five other world powers resumed talks with Iran over the future of its nuclear program in Switzerland Thursday after an all-night session. 
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California governor orders mandatory water restrictions amid drought

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:00pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.
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Ingraham on religious freedom law: Americans made to feel like the KKK

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:57pm
Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham discussed the Religious Freedom Restoration act, Wednesday, on "Special Report with Bret Baier," asking viewers "Are we going to be really happy to be in a country, where tens of millions of Americans, may be a hundred, fifty million Americans, are made to feel that they're, you know, just  like the,  KKK?"
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Feds won't pursue contempt charges against Lerner for not testifying before House

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 5:31pm
The Justice Department has declined to pursue contempt of Congress charges against Lois Lerner for her refusing to testify about her role as an IRS official involved in the agency targeting conservative groups.
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Feds won't purse contempt charges against Lerner for not testifying before House

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 5:31pm
The Justice Department has declined to pursue contempt of Congress charges against Lois Lerner for her refusing to testify about her role as an IRS official involved in the agency targeting conservative groups.
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Union spent $23 million last year on higher minimum wage push

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 5:03pm
The Service Employees International Union poured more than $23 million into its campaign to raise the federal minimum wage last year.
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Fox News Poll: US can’t trust Iran, Obama should get Hill approval of deal

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:25pm
While American voters split over the nuke deal being negotiated with Iran, they agree on one thing: Iran can’t be trusted. 
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Fox News Poll: US did wrong thing trading prisoners for Bergdahl

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 4:17pm
The United States did the wrong thing when it swapped five Taliban prisoners for a U.S. soldier named Bowe Bergdahl, say 47 percent of voters in a new Fox News poll. Some 36 percent think the U.S. did the right thing. Another nine percent think the U.S. should “never” negotiate with terrorists. 
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Indicted NJ Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:55pm
A defiant N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez vowed Wednesday to fight corruption charges against him, hours after a federal grand jury handed up an indictment that accused the two-term Democrat of using his office to help a party donor.
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One foot out the door? Iran talks enter double overtime, White House repeats ‘walk away’ threat

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:51pm
Secretary of State John Kerry is sticking around for at least another day of tense talks over Iran's nuclear program, pushing negotiations into double overtime -- even as other foreign ministers were sitting it out and the White House repeated a threat that all sides are "prepared to walk away."
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Watchdog sues DHS for terrorist 'hands off' list

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:36pm
The Department of Homeland Security was slapped with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in February, D.C. watchdog organization Judicial Watch (JW) announced Tuesday, for refusing to comply with a July 2014 FOIA request for material relating to a “terrorist hands off” list.
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