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Thousands sign 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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House Dems attempt to force vote on bipartisan immigration reform bill

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm

The GOP is reluctant to vote on the divisive issue in an election year, especially with all signs pointing to major gains for Republicans in the November midterms.

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Gov. Snyder: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:39pm

Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

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House, Senate leaders agree on Medicare fee 'fix'

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:19pm

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that he and top Senate Democrat Harry Reid have reached agreement on legislation to forestall a looming 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors.

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High court bolsters domestic violence gun ban law

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:39am

People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The case involved James Castleman, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault against the mother of his child in 2001 in Tennessee. He was then charged in 2009 with illegal possession of a firearm after he and his wife were accused of buying guns and selling them on the black market.

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Issa threatens IRS chief with contempt over Lerner emails

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:01am

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee threatened to hold the IRS commissioner in contempt of Congress if he does not turn over emails from embattled ex-IRS official Lois Lerner and others.

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Obama says Russia's energy sector could be target of new sanctions

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:54am

President Obama threatened a new round of sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, this time aimed at the country’s energy sector.

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Ex-VA. Gov. McDonnell wife request separate trials in public corruption case

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:41am

The defendants also filed motions seeking dismissal of all but two of the 14 charges against them.

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For ObamaCare it's delay, delay, delay

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:17am

Latest ObamaCare delay won't be enough for vulnerable Dems, insurers worried about costs in votes and premiums.

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

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:53am

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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China waging ‘Three Warfares’ against United States in Asia, Pentagon says

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:47am

A defense contractor report produced for the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon’s think tank on future warfare, describes in detail China’s “Three Warfares” as psychological, media, and legal operations.

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Oil-rich North Dakota sees personal incomes nearly double in past decade

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

According to the most recent personal income report from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, the oil-rich plains state is once again leading the nation in personal income growth.

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Solar industry may face disaster as lawmakers introduce bills to end tax credits

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:16am

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camphas proposed an end to the federal giveaways and Rep. Pompeo of Kansas has introduced a similar bill.

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Dems push for minimum wage increase for tipped workers -- but will it backfire?

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:00am

Hourly workers who rely on tips for a living are turning to the states in a bid to boost their base pay, as the minimum wage debate stalls in Congress -- though business groups warn the move could backfire.

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Politicians trying to recruit friends on Facebook and Twitter: It’s complicated

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:00am

Every political campaign these days needs a full-blown strategy on how to reach voters through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets.

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Judge awards 'permanent' custody of Justina Pelletier to Massachusetts

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:27am

A Massachusetts juvenile court judge awarded "permanent" custody of a Connecticut teenager at the center of an interstate custody battle to the state of Massachusetts on Tuesday in a major setback for her family fighting for her return.


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ObamaCare Twitter pitches intensify even as deadline extended

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:00am

The administration has blown through another ObamaCare deadline, extending the federal exchange sign-up for some to mid-April from March 31.

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Appeals court upholds strict San Francisco gun laws

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:11am

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld two San Francisco gun laws challenged by the National Rifle Association and gun owners who live in the city.

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