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New email release shows Clinton chose not to use secure phone line, acknowledged Blackberry risk

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:48pm
A new set of State Department documents released Thursday by the watchdog group Judicial Watch reveal then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the choice not to use a secure phone line amid a technical problem and acknowledged the risk of using a private Blackberry phone.
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Lawyer: Ex-Speaker Hastert won't appeal conviction, sentence

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:37pm
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will not appeal his conviction or 15-month prison sentence in a hush-money case that centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a high school wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago, his lead attorney said Thursday.
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New Senate bill requires VA kitchen health inspections after roach problems

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:21pm
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs could soon be required to undergo consistent regulatory health inspections of its hospital kitchens and report the findings to Congress, according to a Senate bill introduced today.
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Senate deal reached on reduced Zika funding measure

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:01pm
Top Senate negotiators announced agreement Thursday on a $1.1 billion emergency funding measure to battle the Zika virus. That's less than President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request but is expected to get sweeping support in a vote next week.
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Congressman pens 'deeply disturbing' confessions in scandalous tell-all

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:52pm
A steamy new novel about to hit bookstores is - if true - threatening to blow the lid off Congress and the dirty deeds some D.C. lawmakers allegedly engage in to stay in power.
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Former House Speaker Boehner backs Trump

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:12pm
Former House Speaker John Boehner is getting behind Donald Trump, despite disagreeing with Trump's stands on banning Muslims from entering the United States, tearing up trade deals and other issues.
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Congress OKs bill to allow female pilots' ashes at Arlington

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:15pm
Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill that would allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Is Cleveland ready? Police union boss warns city not prepared for GOP convention

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 1:42pm
Rowdy protests already are following presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump wherever he goes – but will Cleveland, the site of this year’s convention and a city already reeling from racially charged police-shooting cases, be ready?
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Judge rules for House Republicans in ObamaCare lawsuit

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:51pm
A federal judge ruled Thursday for House Republicans in a challenge brought against the Obama administration over the legality of payments to insurers under ObamaCare.
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Washington Post pundit makes good on pledge to eat column dismissing Trump

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:48pm
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank on Thursday made good on his promise to literally eat his words if Donald Trump won the Republican nomination for president.
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Republican brass in fantasyland

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:16am
Trump's path is left not right.
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West Virginia unions will sue to keep taking mandatory dues

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:14am
West Virginia AFL-CIO officials, furious about a new law stopping unions from collecting mandatory fees, announced last week their plan to fight back with a lawsuit.
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EPA seeks to cut methane from oil, gas by 40 percent

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:01am
The Obama administration is finalizing a rule to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade
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Hillary Clinton says she supports statehood for DC

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:30am
Hillary Clinton says she'll fight to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state if she's elected president.
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A Case of the Thursdays: Trump meeting poses challenge for Ryan

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:55am
Getting the hang of Thursday poses questions today at the Capitol. Is the day’s focus the House’s scheduled debate on the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016? Or is the essence of Thursday the triumvirate of conclaves presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other senior congressional Republicans?
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Wonk around the clock: Why Hillary's bureaucratic approach isn't exciting Democrats

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:00am
Hillary Clinton’s grip on the nomination is hardly threatened by Bernie Sanders winning West Virginia. But she sure is having trouble generating excitement.
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'We could have been there': Squadron member speaks out on stalled Benghazi response

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 1:00am
His squadron got the alert: a “real world mission was going down.”
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Ryan meets Trump, says ‘very encouraged’ but unity will take time

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:58am
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan might not have built the bridge but they at least may have established the framework toward presenting a unified front against Democrats in November, after their sit-down Thursday morning on Capitol Hill.
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House Republicans ask top White House adviser to testify after Iran deal comments

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 9:01pm
House Republicans have invited a top White House adviser to testify on Capitol Hill after comments he made in a magazine interview about the Obama administration's efforts to promote the Iran nuclear deal sparked a firestorm in Washington.
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Ingraham says Trump Tax returns only matter to Hillary and maybe Mitt Romney

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 8:33pm
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham told viewers on Wednesday's “Special Report with Bret Baier” that Donald Trump's tax returns aren't going to matter much in this election.
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