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ObamaCare deadline extension angers Republicans

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:00am

It took two seconds for the sniping to begin online after the Obama administration extended its healthcare sign-up deadline by two weeks. While the stated purpose of the extension is to give people more time to complete applications already in the system, the announcement comes on the heels of other ObamaCare delays.

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Obama holds 52-minute meeting with Pope Francis

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:06am

President Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican for nearly an hour Thursday amid a complex backdrop of conflict over contraception, concern for the plight of the poor, and the pontiff's emergence as a powerful persona on the world stage.

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Is Eric Cantor moderating his image? Washington Post offers a surprising take

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:00am

The Washington Post paints a sympathetic portrait of Eric Cantor that is far different from most mainstream media portrayals.

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Medicare doctor fee 'fix' faces uncertain future in House Thursday

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:13am

Legislation that would prevent a 24 percent cut in payments from the federal government to reimburse doctors who accept Medicare patients faced an uncertain future early Thursday as House GOP leaders struggled to find the votes to support the bill. 

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Chris Christie: Marijuana is a 'gateway drug' that I will never legalize in New Jersey

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:56am
During Gov. Chris Christie's "Ask the Governor" program on New Jersey radio station WKXW-FM 101.5, he was asked by a caller whether the governor would consider legalizing marijuana to bring more tax revenue into the state.
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House Dems push to increase pay for federal workers by 3.3 percent

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:02am

A group of House Democrats have introduced legislation that would boost pay for all federal employees by 3.3 percent next year.

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More than half of top posts in key ObamaCare agency are vacant or held by 'acting' caretakers

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:34am
Eighteen of the 32 top management jobs in the federal agency that is "ground zero" for running Obamacare are either vacant or filled on an acting basis.
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Democrats push for new changes to ObamaCare amid midterm fears

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:41am

Several Democratic senators moved Thursday to "improve" parts of ObamaCare, proposing numerous changes to the law amid concerns that it could cost Democrats House seats and possibly the Senate in November.

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Thousands sign WhiteHouse.gov petition for Alaska to secede -- to Russia

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00am

Moscow’s annexation of Crimea was condemned worldwide, but some people in Alaska apparently are yearning for the days when they, too, were part of Mother Russia.

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GOP candidate for Calif. governor is sex offender, served decade in jail for manslaughter

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Champ, who is listed as an “engineer and businessman” on the California election website, has a lengthy rap sheet.

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Connecticut lawmakers approve bill raising minimum wage to $10.10

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:50pm

Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country and the same rate that President Obama wants for the federal minimum wage.

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NSA director defends spying on other countries

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:05pm

The outgoing director of the National Security Agency says other nations "fully comprehend" the agency's methods and mission in acquiring data.

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Critical part of ObamaCare website still not fixed

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:27pm

Even as the Obama administration struggles to deal with the approaching end of open enrollment for health care exchanges, one critical part of the website has yet to be fixed.

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Congressional report on Boston bombing raises questions over Tsarnaev travel to Russia, possible links to militants

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 7:58pm

A congressional report on the Boston Marathon bombing raises fresh questions about alleged bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's travels to Russia and whether he used the trip to meet up with militants.

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Reid on need for ObamaCare extension: People 'not educated' about Internet

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:47pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to explain the Obama administration's latest decision to extend a key ObamaCare deadline by saying people just "are not educated on how to use the Internet."

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Fast food protest group denies its own workers the right to protest

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:23pm

Workers and organized labor groups took to protesting fast food companies last week in a multi-state effort to build public support for a $15 an hour minimum wage hike. But a peek into one group’s own labor contract reveals a delicious irony.

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Fox News Poll: Country weaker under Obama, not tough enough on Russia

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:41pm

By a widening margin, more voters think the United States is weaker since Barack Obama became president.  And the highest number in a decade feels the country is less safe than it was before 9/11, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. 

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Thousands sign WhiteHouse.gov petition for Alaska to secede -- to Russia

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:43pm

Moscow’s annexation of Crimea was condemned worldwide, but some people in Alaska apparently are yearning for the days when they, too, were part of Mother Russia.

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Mayor of Charlotte resigns after public corruption, bribe charges

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:14pm

The mayor of Charlotte, N.C. -- the state's largest city and the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention -- resigned Wednesday hours after he was charged with federal public corruption and accused of taking bribes in an FBI sting.

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California state senator Leland Yee arrested in FBI sweep

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:11pm

A longtime California politician who was praised for his efforts to make government more transparent and authored gun control legislation was arrested Wednesday, accused of conspiracy to deal firearms and wire fraud.

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