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Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:52pm
The Senate has voted to roll back significant parts of the much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.
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Feds unveil regs to protect streams, critics say coal country jobs at risk

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:07pm
The Obama administration proposed new regulations Thursday meant to protect America's streams from coal-mining debris, but Republicans charged that the measures were yet another attack on coal country that would cost jobs.
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House passes bill to send more water to California farms

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 1:13pm
The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought.



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Don’t eat that frog: Wacky laws pose challenge for states cleaning up the books

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:00pm
With 50 state legislatures and thousands of municipalities year-after-year churning out laws and ordinances, it's no wonder some very strange ones remain on the books. But some fastidious public servants are making it their business to clean up those books and purge unnecessary and wacky laws from the code.
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House Dem leader Pelosi backs Iran nuclear deal

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:21am
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the nuclear deal negotiated by the United States, Iran and Western powers "will have my strong support."


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Higher power: Okla. lawmakers take on courts over Ten Commandments monument

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:43am
Oklahoma lawmakers say they answer to a higher authority than the state Supreme Court when it comes to the Ten Commandments monument the justices ordered must be removed from the State House grounds.
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Cruz finally lands on bestseller list, easing feud with New York Times

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:39am
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’ memoir will finally make it to the New York Times’ bestseller list this week after Cruz accused the paper of wrongfully omitting him last week.
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Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Walker

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:12am
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in winning his 2012 recall election.
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Hillary’s Howard Dean problem

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:11am
Clinton's heavy reliance on big donor dollars shows she a problem with her base, and it seems to be persistent.
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Boehner: 'I'd vomit' discussing 'sickening' Planned Parenthood video

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:46am
House Speaker John Boehner denounced a "sickening" video showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the harvesting of fetal body parts for money, and promised to "get to the bottom this" through congressional investigations.
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Volatile August recess could make or break Iran deal in Congress

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:24am
It's doubtful Congress will vote on President Obama's nuclear accord with Iran until September. But it's quite possible the month of August could be the timeframe which either makes or breaks the deal.
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Obama makes 1st visit by sitting president to federal prison

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:03am
From the White House to the big house, President Obama is making an unprecedented presidential visit to a federal prison Thursday as part of his push for changes to the criminal justice system.
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Hillary Clinton spends $18 million, hires hundreds

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 7:42am
Hillary Rodham Clinton spent more than $18 million and hired hundreds of employees in the first three months of her presidential campaign, creating a national operation that vastly outpaces her rivals in both parties.
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White House reportedly offers to boost military aid to Israel after Iran deal

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:37am
President Obama has offered to increase U.S. military aid to Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear agreement, according to a published report. 
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Former President George H.W. Bush in stable condition after breaking bone in neck

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:15am
Former President George H.W. Bush is in stable condition Wednesday after breaking a bone in his neck in a fall at his Maine home, his spokesman says.
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GOP govs test ObamaCare compromise: Make Medicaid recipients pay

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:15am
Republican officials, after battling for years with Washington over ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, are testing a middle ground that could reshape the program – by making recipients pay for part of their health care.
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Obama announces plan for high-speed Internet in low-income homes

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:13am
Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.
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Krauthammer: International sanctions regime against Iran ‘is now dead’

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 7:33pm
Charles Krauthammer said on “Special Report” Wednesday that the only thing certain regarding the Iran nuclear deal is that the international sanctions regime “is now dead.”
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The media say Scott Walker’s campaign has stalled -- are they right?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 7:30pm
Scott Walker gave a pretty rousing announcement speech without notes or teleprompter about “big, bold ideas from outside of Washington,” but it would be hard to say he has generated a whole lot of excitement.
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House passes bill to keep highway aid flowing to states

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:37pm
The House passed a bill Wednesday to temporarily shore up funding for transportation programs and prevent a shutdown in highway and transit aid to states at the end of this month. But Senate Republicans are trying to cobble together a longer-term bill that could provide money for several years.
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