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Judge says Supreme Court should ‘STFU’ on Hobby Lobby

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:13am

A Nebraska federal judge is making headlines again, this time for writing on his blog that the U.S. Supreme Court should have “STFU” rather than weigh in on the Hobby Lobby case.

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Obama holds off on deportation changes, seeks $3.7B to address border crisis

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:00am

President Obama is holding off on seeking legal changes to speed up the deportation process for illegal immigrant children, but is seeking more money than initially expected from Congress to deal with the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Thousands still reportedly face coverage delays months after ObamaCare enrollment deadline

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:10am

Months after the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan through ObamaCare has come and gone, thousands of Americans have found themselves without coverage due to backlogs or glitches in various enrollment systems, according to a published report. 

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House Benghazi select committee could cost up to $3.3M

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:00am

The select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya could cost taxpayers as much as $3.3 million this year, according to a committee document released by the House Democratic leader's office Monday.

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Obama praises Abbas, but not Netanyahu in opinion piece published by Israeli newspaper

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 1:21am

President Barack Obama offered strong praise for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an opinion piece published Tuesday in an Israeli newspaper, but had little to say about the other key player in the crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

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McDaniel campaign vows challenge as Mississippi GOP certifies Cochran victory

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:48pm

The party sent results to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline.

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Hayes: Obama seems 'incapable' of making a decision on border crisis

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:02pm

Hayes acknowledged there are no good answers to solving the problem on the southern border, but said the president has to make a definitive call. 

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White House disputes report that Obama backing off border policy changes

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:41pm

More than 50,000 immigrant children have arrived illegally in the U.S. since October, in many cases fleeing violence at home but also drawn by rumors that they can stay.

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GOP senator launches effort to sue administration over ObamaCare for congressional staffers

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:13pm

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Monday launched an effort to sue the Obama administration because it gave many staffers in Congress something no other American has: tax-free money to cover their costs under ObamaCare.

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California governor signs bill replacing words 'husband' and 'wife' in state law

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:51pm

The terms will be replaced with “spouse” in order to accommodate for same-sex marriage, which became legal in the state last year after the Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved ban on it.

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Obama signs intelligence bill into law

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:12pm

President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelligence community and expands protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers against retaliation.

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For US taxpayers, Guantanamo Bay was real estate deal of the century

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:22pm

As the debate flares anew over whether to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, supporters of the prison camp are pointing to an often forgotten factoid: Gitmo is one of the best real estate deals the U.S. taxpayers have ever seen.

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US starts destruction of Syria chemical weapons

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:06pm

The Pentagon says the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray began Monday.

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NY becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:57pm

New York has become the 23rd state in the U.S. to authorize medical marijuana -- though the state's program is one of the nation's most restrictive.

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Boeing fears regulatory wave amid battle over fish, water pollution

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Aerospace giant Boeing finds itself in a fishy fight against Native Americans and environmentalists over pollution in the waterways -- a disagreement that could affect where Washington state's largest employer builds the next generation of planes.

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National teachers' union wants Education secretary's resignation over tenure flap

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:38pm

The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.

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Seattle business group clears hurdle in push to repeal $15 minimum wage

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:14pm

A coalition of Seattle businesses has cleared a major hurdle in its effort to repeal the city’s newly enacted $15-an-hour minimum wage, gathering enough petition signatures to put the issue to voters on the November ballot if the signatures hold up.

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Border Patrol union claims scabies ‘outbreak’ threatens agents, public

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:12pm

A Border Patrol union claims that illegal immigrant minors are coming into the U.S. with "active scabies and other illnesses," claiming one of its agents already has contracted the mite-borne skin infection and warning it could spread into surrounding communities if precautions are not taken.

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Fins in the water: New ObamaCare warning signs emerge

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:44am

Fewer doctors, longer wait times, higher premiums around the corner.

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Parade float targeting Obama's future presidential library draws criticism

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:44am

A float comparing President Barack Obama's future presidential library to an outhouse has drawn criticism from some after it appeared in the Fourth of July parade in Norfolk.

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