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DEA acknowledges massive phone call database

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:30pm
The Drug Enforcement Administration has formally acknowledged that it maintained a sweeping database of phone calls made from the United States to multiple foreign countries. The program has since been discontinued, the Justice Department said Friday.
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Republican National Committee re-elects Chairman Priebus

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 3:37pm
Republicans meeting in California have re-elected party chairman Reince Priebus, a once little-known Wisconsin lawyer who supporters say has turned the GOP organization around.
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Fox News to host first GOP presidential primary debate in August

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:32pm
The Republican National Committee announced Friday that Fox News will host the first 2016 GOP presidential primary debate from Ohio in August.


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Obama threatens to veto Iran sanctions bill

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:46pm
President Obama, joined by British Prime Minister David Cameron, sharply warned Congress Friday not to pursue new sanctions on Iran -- saying they could derail the effort to strike a deal barring the country from getting a nuclear weapon.
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More of the same: Obama promises to stay on offense against GOP

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:18pm
Despite midterm defeat of his party and a Republican Congress, President tells Dem lawmakers he'll push his agenda.
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Lawmakers fear US visa program could be exploited by foreign fighters

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:58am
On the heels of the Paris terror attacks, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are worried a long-running program allowing travelers from dozens of countries to enter the U.S. without a visa could be exploited by foreign fighters looking to attack America next.
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New steps to boost private investment on infrastructure

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:31am
The Obama administration on Friday announced new steps federal agencies are taking to attract private money for projects upgrading roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
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Marilyn Tavenner, official who oversaw, to step down

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:11am
Marilyn Tavenner, the head of the federal agency that oversaw the rocky rollout, announced Friday she was stepping down from her post.
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New York’s anti-manspreading campaign cost $76,707

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:11am
The advertising campaign in New York telling men to stop “manspreading” has cost the city’s taxpayers more than $76,000.
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Obama vows to ‘play offense’ against GOP-led Congress

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:04am
President Obama told Senate Democrats in a private meeting that he plans to "play offense" against the new GOP-controlled Congress, showing little hesitation about clashing with Republicans for the next two years.
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Hawaii ObamaCare exchange projected to be financially viable — in 2022

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:54am
Hawaii’s ObamaCare exchange, Hawaii Health Connector, has been under fire for being the most costly in the nation, and a new report from the Hawaii Commerce and Consumer Affairs Department shows the Connector won’t be fiscally sustainable until 2022.
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Obama, Cameron meet amid specter of terrorism in Europe, US

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:40am
Amid fresh concerns about terrorism in the West, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to press President Barack Obama Friday on getting American technology companies like Google and Facebook to allow governments to snoop on encrypted communications.
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US sending 400 troops to train Syria rebels this spring

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 5:19am
The U.S. will send 400 troops to the Middle East to train moderate Syrian rebels this spring, at sites hosted by Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
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Kerry offers 'big hug' to Paris after terror attacks

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:09am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting top officials in France to express America's solidarity with the French people after last week's deadly terrorist attacks.
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Christie discusses possible run for president, tells would-be backers to 'relax'

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:00am
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's been delivering a message to potential donors and staffers urging him to jump head-first into a campaign for president: Relax.
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‘Green Tea Coalition’: Strange bedfellows fight for solar power in Sunshine State

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:00am
In the science fiction series "Star Trek," if matter and anti-matter ever came together, there would be a huge explosion and the universe would cease to exist. In Florida, a diverse coalition of groups will put that theory to the test, all in the name of expanding the use of solar power.
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North Korea reportedly billed US for dinner during hostage mission

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 3:21am
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was presented with a bill by North Korean officials for his share of a sumptuous dinner during a secret mission to retrieve two American prisoners from captivity last November, according to a published report. 
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Fox News Poll: Voters say White House has mostly failed on priorities

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 3:00am
A new Fox News national poll finds that majorities of American voters think the Obama administration has mostly failed at handling illegal immigration, improving the country’s image around the world, handling race relations, improving health care and growing the economy. 
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Presidential prospect Ben Carson makes questionable comparison

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:00am
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson compared the Islamic State terrorist group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.
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Obama takes heat for terror approach, Gitmo releases as threat spreads

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:00am
Amid clear evidence that Islamic terrorism is spreading around the world, the Obama administration is drawing fire from lawmakers for its refusal to publicly call out radical Islam and the release of more Guantanamo detainees.
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