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Money from trial lawyers groups flowing to Democrats

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:04pm

Iowa Democrat's remark sparks debate about growing influence of trial lawyers in current political climate.

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Ukraine aid bill passes Congress

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:47pm

Congress sent President Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

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Khalid Sheik Mohammad won't be tried in NY, Holder says

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:01pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on trial but he won't revisit the decision to have his fate decided by a military tribunal instead.

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US confirms warrantless searches of Americans

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:58pm

The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the National Security Agency's surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration's top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress disclosed Tuesday.

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Obama signs temporary Medicare fix bill for doctors into law

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:43pm

The bill staves off the Medicare reimbursement cuts for doctors for a year and extends dozens of other expiring health care provisions, such as higher payment rates for rural hospitals. 

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Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:00pm

If you’re a member of the military, easy access to cigarettes could soon go up in smoke. The Department of Defense is considering banning the sale of cigarettes on ships and bases in an effort to get service members to stop smoking.

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President of Russian news channel RTTV America facing prison for tax fraud

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:17pm

RTTV America president Alexei Iazlovsky pleaded guilty to submitting false tax returns, a felony, last July. 

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USO opens new center for wounded warriors, families at Walter Reed

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:12pm

The United Service Organizations opened the doors Tuesday to a new state-of-the-art center for wounded servicemembers and their families at the Walter Reed complex -- a center designed as a place where troops can heal physically but also relax and, for moments at a time, escape.

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Manchin says he was misled into participating in 'propaganda' film on mine safety

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:27pm

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he was misled about the focus of a documentary in which he appeared and is warning the production company to either stop distributing of the “propaganda” piece or face legal action.

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SC bill to make mammoth official state fossil on ice over 'God' amendment

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:06pm

A bill fulfilling an 8-year-old girl’s wish to designate a type of woolly mammoth as South Carolina’s official state fossil has been put on ice after a state senator proposed an amendment declaring God created the animal.

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Calif. ObamaCare website sends deaf callers to 'America's hottest talk line'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:13pm

The number listed actually connects to a service that bills itself as “America’s hottest talk line.”

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Thousands sign petition for Congress to permanently ban Internet access taxes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:24pm

As of early Monday afternoon, 43,646 had signed the online petition on Change.org, sponsored by MyWireless.org, a nonpartisan nonprofit wireless advocacy organization.

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Obama praises World Series champion Red Sox for helping Boston heal

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:05pm

Obama said Tuesday he's grateful for the role the team played in helping heal the city after the terror attack.

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Victims' relatives demand answers from GM over 'death trap' cars

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:17pm

Family members whose loved ones were killed in auto accidents linked to a defect in GM cars demanded answers -- and accountability -- ahead of the CEO's scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

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Colorado town considering measure to issue licenses to drone hunters

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:56am

The measure in the rural Adams County town of Deer Trail is a tongue-in-cheek challenge to federal surveillance programs.

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ObamaCare a success or failure? Depends where you live

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:06am

As the administration looks to declare ObamaCare's first enrollment period a success, whether the health law is a winner or loser really depends on where you live.

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Lawmakers hearing from top CIA official on Benghazi, amid questions about ex-director’s role

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:01am

The CIA's top officer on the ground in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terror attack will appear before a House panel for the first time Tuesday afternoon -- to deliver what could be critical closed-door testimony, ahead of ex-CIA Director Michael Morell's scheduled appearance on Wednesday.

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Rep. Ryan unveils House GOP plan to balance budget, cut $5T in spending

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:36am

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan renewed a fight with Democrats over spending cuts and deficit reduction, unveiling an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that aims to cut spending by more than $5 trillion over a decade and balance the budget in that time.

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Prime time to dump Sebelius?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:13am

Perhaps the administration's contrived ObamaCare victory celebration, is the moment to let the Health Secretary get some rest.

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Sebelius has awkward exchange with Okla. news anchor over ObamaCare

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:04am

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had an uncomfortable exchange with a local news anchor in Oklahoma on Monday when he informed her ObamaCare is not very popular in the state.

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