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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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Holder confirms Petraeus probe still open, amid questions over whether case used as leverage

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:45pm

Two years after the FBI first began investigating former CIA director David Petraeus, Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed to lawmakers that the case remains open -- amid allegations it is being used as leverage to keep the former general quiet.

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Holder confirms Petraeus probe still open, amid questions over whether case used as leverage

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:45pm

Two years after the FBI first began investigating former CIA director David Petraeus, Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed to lawmakers that the case remains open -- amid allegations it is being used as leverage to keep the former general quiet.

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

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:56pm

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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Child welfare official accused of exposing himself to teens

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:29pm

A director of a national child welfare center in Washington, D.C., was arrested and jailed Monday night for allegedly exposing himself to four teenage girls in a Lincoln hotel.

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'This is our heaven': Colorado couple fights to save land from eminent domain

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:04pm

A Colorado couple is enduring a test of private property rights as they battle the local government, which is trying to seize their land because it wants the open space.

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Contempt vote set for Lerner, new House report lays out allegations

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:22pm

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee formally laid out its allegations against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, in a report Tuesday -- ahead of a scheduled committee vote on whether to hold her in contempt of Congress.

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Contempt vote set for Lerner, new House report lays out allegations

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:22pm

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee formally laid out its allegations against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal, in a report Tuesday -- ahead of a scheduled committee vote on whether to hold her in contempt of Congress.

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'You don't want to go there': Holder tangles with GOP rep at hearing

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:04pm

Attorney General Eric Holder got into a heated argument with a Republican congressman Tuesday over the still-pending contempt case against him.

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Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:04pm

The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran.

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US will cut Air Force nuke missile force by 50

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:56pm

The Obama administration says the number of launch-ready Air Force land-based nuclear missiles will shrink to 400 -- the lowest total since the early 1960s -- as part of a plan for complying with a U.S.-Russia arms treaty.

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