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Obama signs directives aimed at gender pay gap -- despite disparities in White House pay

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

President Obama on Tuesday ordered new changes for federal contractor compensation practices, in an election-year bid drawing attention to women's pay -- even as Obama's top spokesman defended pay disparities between men and women on the White House staff.

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Republicans win approval for '.gop,' in potential boon for online organizing

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:44am

Republicans hope they've made a big leap toward closing the digital gap against Democrats, after getting their own ".gop" Internet address ending -- a change they say will improve their brand and provide members with “a street address in the Republican neighborhood.”

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Punching poultry: Louisiana lawmaker claims 'chicken boxing' is a sport

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:41am

While Louisiana state lawmakers sought Tuesday to sharpen language in the state's 2008 ban on cockfighting, an unexpected debate arose over a little-known "sport" known as chicken boxing.

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Survey says ObamaCare rate shocks accelerating

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:07am

If grim forecast holds true, no spin or strategy that can save a Democratic Senate majority come November.

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Concerns raised over gun 'confiscation' provisions in Vermont bill

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:09am

A bill that passed the Vermont House without controversy is now in doubt after gun-rights advocates exposed provisions allowing police to take guns during domestic disputes.

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States target meth labs with name-and-shame strategy

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:00am

As states struggle to clamp down on a growing meth epidemic, they're turning to a tactic commonly used to target sex offenders: name and shame.

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Holder: We want to explore gun tracking bracelets

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:52am

Attorney General Eric Holder said gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to "explore" as part of its gun control efforts.

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Boehner: Lawmakers to weigh criminal case against Lerner for 'misleading the Congress'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:45am

House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Monday that lawmakers plan to press the Justice Department to consider a criminal case against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for “misleading the Congress.”

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Agency accused of putting workers at risk with ‘cockamamie’ secret programs

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:25am

The federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid came under fire Tuesday, accused of endangering its own employees by pursuing risky programs abroad -- including a controversial "Cuban Twitter" project that one lawmaker called a "cockamamie idea."

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Government pulls back on forecasted Medicare Advantage cuts

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:41am

The government has raised its payment estimate for Medicare Advantage plans months ahead of a busy election season during which cuts to the program promise to be a key focus for politicians and voters.

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Jeb shows ‘love’ to illegal immigrants, but will GOP love him back?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:00am

Jeb Bush may or may not run for president. In fact, he said over the weekend that his undecided stance has “generated more interest” than if he were running — a nod to all the media coverage that seems part of an effort to lure him into the race.

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Union dispute slows work at vital western port to a crawl

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:00am

At first glance, operations at the Port of Portland might look normal. Trucks come and go. Containers are loaded and unloaded. But upon closer inspection, it's clear the normally efficient system is moving like molasses.

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Lawmakers investigate second EPA official's role in 'CIA' spy scam

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:28am
Former Environmental Protection Agency official John Beale is in prison for defrauding the government of almost $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy, and now congressional investigators are turning their attention to a colleague suspected of helping him.
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Hagel squares off with Chinese defense minister over dispute with Japan over islands

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:16am

The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, wagging his finger, said China doesn't have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation.

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GOP lawmakers believe over $1 billion spent to promote ObamaCare

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:03am
Republicans are demanding greater transparency on how much the administration spent to promote and implement Obamacare -- and hitting back at President Obama's claim that he “didn't make a hard sell.”
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Krauthammer: Jeb Bush’s immigration comments ‘kind of bizarre’

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:55pm

Charles Krauthammer said on "Special Report with Bret Baier" Monday that Jeb Bush's comments on immigration policy were “kind of bizarre.”

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Boehner: Lawmakers to weigh criminal case against Lerner for 'misleading the Congress'

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:21pm

House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Monday that lawmakers plan to press the Justice Department to consider a criminal case against ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for “misleading the Congress.”

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Chicago preacher James Meeks dumps Dems, backs GOP gubernatorial candidate

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:25pm

Chicago's Rev. James Meeks is careful not to preach politics from the pulpit but that doesn’t mean he does not have a political side. This former state senator, active as a leader in Chicago’s African-American community, is not throwing his support in the upcoming gubernatorial election  behind the Democrat, incumbent Governor Pat Quinn, but instead is lining up behind Bruce Rauner, a wealthy Republican businessman.






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Jobless bill passes Senate; faces uncertain prospects in House

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:37pm

The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.

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Rep says he's 'fallen short' after video surfaces reportedly showing him kissing aide

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:08pm

A married Louisiana congressman acknowledged Monday that he's "fallen short," after a local newspaper posted video purportedly showing him kissing a staffer.

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