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Committee approves bill naming 'Mount Reagan' in Nevada

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:53pm

A Republican congressman got a step closer to naming a Nevada peak after the late President Ronald Reagan, after a House committee approved the idea on Wednesday.

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Dem Rep. Moran loses bid to help Congress members with living expenses

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:26pm

Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia offered the plan as a replacement for the cost of living increase that would be denied lawmakers under legislation heading to the House floor later this spring.

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Democrat-backed gender pay gap bill fails on test vote

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:15pm

A Democrat-backed bill aimed at curbing paycheck discrimination against women failed to clear a key Senate hurdle on Wednesday, as Republicans blocked the measure amid concerns from business groups.

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IRS employees accused of donning pro-Obama gear, urging callers to vote for him

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:59am

These examples of IRS employees violating the Hatch Act, which forbids executive branch workers from engaging in partisan political activity, were revealed in a report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. 

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Iran nuclear talks hit hurdles, face deep skepticism on Hill

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:34am

The Obama administration is facing mounting skepticism in Congress about the course of nuclear talks with Iran, as even America's top diplomat says he's "agnostic" on whether the highly touted talks can yield an agreement.

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker planning to finish degree amid 2016 buzz

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:13am

Walker, who dropped out of Marquette University his senior year, is reportedly looking into finishing his degree through University of Wisconsin-System's online course offerings.

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House hangs IRS hopes on Holder's help

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:04am

Pursuit of former IRS official Lois Lerner charges up to attorney general the House has found in contempt of Congress.

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House panel asks DOJ to consider criminal prosecution for Lerner

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:59am

A House committee voted Wednesday to formally ask the Justice Department to consider criminal prosecution against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, the figure at the center of the political targeting scandal.

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Committee to elect Dems to Senate outraises GOP counterpart in March

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:20am

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Wednesday said it raised $8.1 million in March, bringing its total for the year to $21.4 million.

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Federal judge denies prosecutors’ move to dismiss civil rights suit in Wis. John Doe case

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:46am

The John Doe investigation was a multi-county secret probe into dozens of conservative groups, including conservative political activist O’Keefe and his Wisconsin Club for Growth. 

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Soviet-born congressional candidate looks to make history

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:33am

During the darkest days of the Cold War, some in Washington feared a Communist infiltration inside the highest reaches of the government. It would have been unimaginable then that a man born and raised in Soviet-era Moscow would mount a strong challenge for a seat in Congress, with a rallying cry of freedom against government.

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NLRB complains Walmart Black Friday protesters broke rules, went too far

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:21am

The Black Friday protests have become a common sight at Walmarts and other large retailers, but the labor unions behind the protests stepped up their efforts in 2013 to coincide with a national push from progressives seeking to hike the minimum wage.

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'Their passing shakes our soul': Obama, military leaders honor Fort Hood shooting victims

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:10am

President Obama, once again consoling a nation after a deadly shooting at a military post, joined with the families of those killed last week at Fort Hood in mourning their loss -- and vowed to do more to secure America's military facilities.

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Secret Service agents reassigned, rules changed after incidents

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:01am

The Secret Service says that in addition to transferring agents from special operations division, anyone assigned to the unit is barred from drinking within 12 hours of starting a shift.

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Former House stenographer who went on religious rant speaks out

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:56am

Dianne Reidy's rant made her the most-famous stenographer in the world. It also got her fired.

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White House hypocrisy on equal pay?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:30am

Democrats have made equal pay for women a huge priority. As President Obama took pen to paper on “Equal Pay Day” Tuesday to sign two orders that would make it easier for federal contract workers to find out if they are compensated fairly, a recent report shined a light on White House practices.

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Latest ObamaCare surprise: Most won't be able to buy health insurance until end of year

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:00am

There is yet another ObamaCare surprise waiting for consumers: from now until the next open enrollment at the end of this year, most people will simply not be able to buy any health insurance at all, even outside the exchanges.

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White House releases data listing Medicare's top-paid doctors

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:36am

Topping a list of doctors paid the most by Medicare was Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, whose relationship with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., made headlines last year after news broke that the lawmaker used the doctor's personal jet for trips to the Dominican Republic. Medicare paid Melgen $20.8 million.

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Zeituni Onyango, Obama aunt who lived in US illegally, dies at 61

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:36am

President Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61.

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Krauthammer on IRS scandal: ‘The administration wants to stonewall’

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:38pm

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that despite measures in the House to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to testify, the investigation into the IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups is likely going nowhere.

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