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Critics say 'transparent' administration anything but open about federal regulations

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:33pm

President Obama has often promised his administration would be the most "transparent" in history. But two new studies are taking aim at that pledge, with critics saying when it comes to federal regulations, the administration is being anything but open.

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Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox reasons for omitting key Benghazi details

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:50pm

In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. But his own testimony would appear to undercut that.


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Mozilla CEO out for opposing gay marriage

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:14pm

Mozilla -- most famous for its Firefox browser -- patted itself on the back for standing up for equal rights when it forced out CEO Brendan Eich Thursday after only a week on the job.

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White House sets new April 15 deadline for ObamaCare sign ups

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:57pm

The White House announced Thursday that April 15 will be the new deadline to sign up for ObamaCare. The two-week extension came after a series of technical glitches earlier in the week prevented people from filing new online applications.

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Obama warns US may place sanctions on South Sudan

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:53pm

Obama signed an executive order Thursday clearing the way for possible visa bans and asset freezes. 

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Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of girl

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:29pm

A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Obama. Obama on Thursday signed the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. It directs $126 million in federal money to be spent over the next decade to research pediatric cancer and other childhood disorders. Her parents and brother watched Obama sign the bill.

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House votes to change definition of full-time work, in bid to undercut ObamaCare

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:23pm

House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law.

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With ambassador out, Obama administration trying to fix rift with India?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:53pm

The Obama administration may be moving to mend fences with India -- as well as with the front-runner in the country's looming elections -- on the heels of last year's diplomatic flare-up that resulted in a bizarre tit-for-tat between the two supposed allies.

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Unemployment benefits bill clears final Senate hurdle, set for Monday vote

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:37pm

The vote was 61-35 Thursday to advance the bill, one more than the 60 needed.

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Senate panel votes to release parts of CIA interrogation report

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:56pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully. 

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Obama signs Ukraine aid bill

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:50pm

President Obama has signed into law a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine.

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Utah governor signs bill giving fathers new rights in adoption cases

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:40pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed off on a partial fix to the state's controversial adoption law, in a bid to close a loophole allowing women from other states to give birth and put their babies up for adoption in Utah -- without the knowledge or consent of the biological father.

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Issa calls meeting next week to weigh contempt against ex-IRS official Lerner

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:08pm

A House committee will meet next week to consider whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa announced Thursday.

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Florida transit authority on hot seat for using taxes to campaign for tax increase

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:56am

A Pinellas County public transit board is on the hot seat over its use of taxpayer money to promote a $1.7 billion light rail plan that requires a significant local tax increase to fund it.

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Iowa city prepares to give mystery company millions

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:56am

West Des Moines city officials have cued up $36 million in local and state tax incentives for a company, but won’t tell its citizens who that company is.

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Self-defense debate roiled by Ft. Hood shooting

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:38am

As tragedy unfolds key focal point is military policy requiring troops to be unarmed on base. 

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Fort Hood shooting repeat renews calls for ending gun restrictions on base

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:26am

The fatal shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood, the second in less than five years, has renewed calls for Congress and the Defense Department to end restrictions on servicemembers carrying weapons on post.

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Clinton says aliens could exist during Kimmel interview

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:43am

Former President Bill Clinton says he wouldn’t be surprised if aliens existed and came to Earth.

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Democrats try to make Supreme Court campaign finance ruling all about Koch

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:32am

The Supreme Court ruling overturning total campaign finance limits isn't about the Koch brothers, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from trying to tie the billionaire conservatives to the decision.

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Gov’t spent $700M promoting ObamaCare, despite Obama claim

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:17am

President Obama contended that the government did not "make a hard sell" for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law.

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