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Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:45am

If you’re a member of the military, easy access to cigarettes could soon go up in smoke. The Department of Defense is considering banning the sale of cigarettes on ships and bases in an effort to get service members to stop smoking.

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College athletes seeking to unionize to take cause to Capitol Hill

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:06am

Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

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Dems crow about ObamaCare enrollment

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

No, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. The Obama administration scored 7 million enrollees by its March 31 deadline. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified in Congress last year that the health care program would be successful if it hit this mark, and the victory laps are here.

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The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:40am

You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits.

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Ex-CIA boss Morell to face heavy questioning on Benghazi at Wednesday hearing

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:00am

Congressional sources tell Fox News that former acting CIA director Michael Morell can expect aggressive questioning over his alleged conflicting statements to Capitol Hill over Benghazi when he testifies on Wednesday.

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DC Mayor Gray defeated by Muriel Bowser in Democratic primary

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:00am

Embattled District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray was defeated in the Democratic primary Tuesday by Councilmember Muriel Bowser.

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Colorado town rejects proposed drone hunting licenses

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:00am

Voters in Deer Trail overwhelmingly defeated a proposal Tuesday that would have authorized the rural community east of Denver to issue drone-hunting permits.

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EPA accused of stonewalling records requests from conservative groups

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:34am

A conservative legal group filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing the agency of stonewalling records requests from conservative groups and engaging in political bias in granting fee waivers for documents.

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Mississippi governor to sign bill banning abortion at 20 weeks

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:53am

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he looks forward to quickly signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.

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Maryland to revamp glitch-ridden ObamaCare health exchange

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:00am

A Maryland board voted Tuesday to replace technology in the state's badly flawed health-exchange website instead of fixing its current system or partnering with the federal health care exchange.

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DC mayoral primary: Vincent Gray trails Muriel Bowser in early results

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:37pm

The embattled mayor of the nation's capital is trailing his top challenger in early voting results.

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Obama signs bill to temporarily fix Medicare fees

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:33pm

President Obama Tuesday signed into law legislation to give doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.

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Krauthammer on ObamaCare enrollment: ‘This is a phony number’

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:02pm

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that while the administration is celebrating hitting 7.1 million enrollees in the Affordable Care Act, that figure just isn’t accurate.

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Ex-CIA boss Morell to face heavy questioning on Benghazi at Wednesday hearing

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:32pm

Congressional sources tell Fox News that former acting CIA director Michael Morell can expect aggressive questioning over his alleged conflicting statements to Capitol Hill over Benghazi when he testifies on Wednesday.

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Money from trial lawyers groups flowing to Democrats

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:04pm

Iowa Democrat's remark sparks debate about growing influence of trial lawyers in current political climate.

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Ukraine aid bill passes Congress

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:47pm

Congress sent President Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

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Khalid Sheik Mohammad won't be tried in NY, Holder says

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:01pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on trial but he won't revisit the decision to have his fate decided by a military tribunal instead.

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US confirms warrantless searches of Americans

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:58pm

The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the National Security Agency's surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration's top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress disclosed Tuesday.

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Obama signs temporary Medicare fix bill for doctors into law

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:43pm

The bill staves off the Medicare reimbursement cuts for doctors for a year and extends dozens of other expiring health care provisions, such as higher payment rates for rural hospitals. 

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Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:00pm

If you’re a member of the military, easy access to cigarettes could soon go up in smoke. The Department of Defense is considering banning the sale of cigarettes on ships and bases in an effort to get service members to stop smoking.

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