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Tea Party-backed candidates look for Cantor-style upsets in Senate races this week

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:40pm

Tea Party-backed candidates this week are hoping to follow in the footsteps of the little-known economics professor who beat Eric Cantor in the GOP primary, as they target incumbent senators in Kansas and Tennessee.

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GOP rep says Pelosi ‘visibly shaken’ during dust-up on House floor, defends remarks

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:37am

A Republican congressman who was confronted on the floor Friday night by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over his immigration comments told Fox News that the former speaker was "visibly shaken" during the encounter -- but said he's "not going to put up with this."

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ISIS terrorists turn to social media crowdsourcing to target Saudi intel officials

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:31am

The ultra-violent Al Qaeda offshoot group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has targeted Saudi Arabian intelligence officers for a campaign of assassination as part of plans by the group to expand activities inside the oil-rich kingdom.

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Pressure builds on Walsh to resign over plagiarism

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:09am

Major Montana newspaper calls for embattled Senator Walsh to step down or drop out of Senate race.

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Park Service moves plan for gov’t to shoot deer at Civil War sites

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:49am

The National Park Service has tentatively approved a plan that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years to curb damage to plants and trees.

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Congress passes visa extension for Afghan translators

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:41am

The Senate unanimously passed an extension to the U.S. visa program for at-risk Afghan translators who worked alongside U.S. troops on Friday, shortly after the number of available visas ran out and hours before Congress was set to leave for summer break.

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In Miami, prove voter fraud, get a $10,000 reward

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:25am

The Miami-Dade Police Benevolence Association hopes a plan to offer $10,000 rewards for tips leading to voter-fraud convictions will put the kibosh on phony absentee ballot schemes that have plagued Miami-Dade’s political races for years.

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USS Cole attack suspect presses US for secret records

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:04am

A Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole is pressing his demand for documents detailing his treatment while he was held for several years in secret CIA prisons.

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Africa summit begins in Washington despite Ebola fears, visitors face screening

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:40am

The White House was forging ahead Monday with a three-day Washington summit inviting delegations from nearly 50 African countries, despite growing fears about the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Firm running California federal charity drive misspent millions in donations, including buying a house

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:00am
At least half of the $4 million in expenses claimed by the California arm of the federal government’s workplace charity campaign was spent on inappropriate or unknown items, according to a government watchdog report.
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Lawyer says American contractor held by Cuba bid farewell to wife, daughter

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:24am

A lawyer for an American who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuba said Monday that his client cannot take life in prison much longer and has said his goodbyes to his wife and a daughter.

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US reportedly dispatched Latin Americans to foment Cuba political change

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:14am

An Obama administration program secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger even after a U.S. contractor was hauled away to a Cuban jail.

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US calls Israeli missile strike on UN school 'disgraceful'

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 5:24pm

The State Department said Sunday that the United States is "appalled" by the "disgraceful" Israeli missile attack on a United Nations school in Gaza that was sheltering roughly 3,000 people displaced by the recent fighting.

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Israel spied on Kerry’s calls during 2013 peace talks, magazine reports

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 4:12pm

Israel’s intelligence service intercepted Secretary of State John Kerry’s phone calls during 2013 Middle East peace negotiations, according to the German publication Spiegel.

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On heels of big lawsuits, teacher tenure looms as a likely 2016 presidential issue

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 3:21pm

Teacher tenure looms as a likely hot-button issue in the 2016 presidential races, with several potential GOP candidates in clear opposition to the policy and Democrats largely silent as they try to balance calls for reform and much-needed teachers union support.

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Rep. King reignites impeachment debate, White House unconvinced House has dropped the issue

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 1:08pm

Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King reignited the debate Sunday about the Republican-led House considering impeachment proceedings for President Obama, just days after party leaders furiously tried to extinguish such talk.

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US: Spy plane flew over Swedish airspace to avoid Russian military

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:53am

The U.S. military acknowledged Sunday that an Air Force spy plane slipped into Swedish air space without permission several days ago to avoid a possible encounter with a Russian aircraft.

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Rubio defends his immigration plan, calls Obama's policy a 'lure' in Central America

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:51am

Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, press ahead Sunday with his multi-step immigration-reform plan, amid criticism that conservative voters have forced him to backtrack on comprehensive reform.

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Marion Barry involved in wrong-way crash in DC

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:00am

Councilman Marion Barry, the former mayor of D.C., was spotted driving the wrong way down Pennsylvania Avenue before colliding with another car, MyFoxDC reported.

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McConnell, Grimes trade jabs at Kentucky political picnic

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 6:24am

For a church picnic, the congregation at Fancy Farm is anything but reverent.

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