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Florida lawmakers approve 'warning shot' bill revising self-defense laws

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:45am

The Florida Senate on Thursday approved the so-called warning shot bill, moving to significantly revise the state's self-defense laws for the first time since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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Energy Department revives auto loan program despite Fisker flop

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:53am

The Obama administration announced this week it is reopening a loan program for advanced fuel-efficient vehicles that was derided by Republican lawmakers last year after two of the first five loan beneficiaries halted operations.

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GOP lawmakers push EPA to ax proposed water rule amid outcry from farmers

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:26am

A Republican lawmaker introduced appropriations language this week blocking the Environmental Protection Agency asserting authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands amid intense backlash from farm groups over the agency's proposed water rule.

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Hillary Clinton says excessive partisanship taking America backwards

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:19am

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday night that excessive partisanship flowing through the nation's political system is causing the U.S. to march "backwards instead of forward" and pointed to fall elections as a sign of how the country might tackle problems.

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

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:00am

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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Rep. Stockman: Gun restrictions on military bases a 'failed' experiment

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:01pm

Stockman, R-Texas, noted that the gun restrictions have only existed for a few decades, and the results have been troubling.

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Tucker Carlson: Employer mandate could be 'first domino to fall' in ObamaCare

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:57pm

Carlson's comments come after Robert Gibbs, a former administration official and Obama loyalist, told an audience at the 2014 Benefits Selling Expo that he didn’t think the employer mandate would go into effect.

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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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