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Ex-State Department intelligence analyst sentenced for leaking documents

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:38pm

In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said Stephen Kim's criminal act was "a very serious one" committed by a national security expert who lost his "moral compass."

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Senators accuse GM of trying to cover up defective switch tied to 13 deaths

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:11pm

The Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation of GM's handling of the recall.

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Fla. GOP House candidate moonlights as a vampire role-playing gamer

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:29pm

Jake Rush says being a little “nerdy” has nothing to do with his ability to serve in Congress.

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Senate bill to restore unemployment benefits advances slowly

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:19pm

The vote was 61-38, one more than the 60 needed for the bill to advance toward likely approval in the next several days.

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ObamaCare is here to stay, and that’s no help to Democrats

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:08am

Devil is in the enrollment details for vulnerable Democrats as midterm battles heat up. 

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Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on political contributions

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:25am

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled Wednesday that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give to candidates, political parties and political action committees are unconstitutional.

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Ex-CIA chief confirms he ignored Benghazi guidance from top officer on ground

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:17am

The former acting director of the CIA, in his first public testimony on Benghazi, confirmed that he ignored guidance from the top CIA officer on the ground in favor of reporting from analysts far removed from the scene, in shaping the flawed "talking points" which said the attack sprung from a protest.

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Did Michigan just trigger 'constitutional convention'? Bid gains steam

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:00am

Momentum is building behind what would be an unprecedented effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, through a little-known provision that gives states rather than Congress the power to initiate changes.

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Iowa scrambles to keep millions from tax that didn’t exist

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:45am

Faced with the possibility of having to refund more than $20 million collected for a nonexistent tax, not to mention losing an estimated $7 million in taxes a year going forward, lawmakers passed a bill Thursday reinstating the tax and making it retroactive to the date of its accidental repeal.

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White House sharply curtails major counterterror exercise in Washington

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:31am

The exercise, code named Eagle Horizon 2014, was cut back instead to small-scale communications checks within federal agencies.

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EPA seeks millions more for global warming initiatives

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:25am
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before Congress Wednesday, requesting millions more for initiatives to combat global warming.
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Sen. Cruz says religious liberties 'under attack' in speech at Liberty University

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:11am

The Texas senator and tea party favorite was to speak Wednesday before the student body of Liberty University, the Virginia school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.

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Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:45am

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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College athletes seeking to unionize to take cause to Capitol Hill

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:06am

Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

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Dems crow about ObamaCare enrollment

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

No, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. The Obama administration scored 7 million enrollees by its March 31 deadline. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified in Congress last year that the health care program would be successful if it hit this mark, and the victory laps are here.

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The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:40am

You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits.

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Ex-CIA boss Morell to face heavy questioning on Benghazi at Wednesday hearing

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:00am

Congressional sources tell Fox News that former acting CIA director Michael Morell can expect aggressive questioning over his alleged conflicting statements to Capitol Hill over Benghazi when he testifies on Wednesday.

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DC Mayor Gray defeated by Muriel Bowser in Democratic primary

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:00am

Embattled District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray was defeated in the Democratic primary Tuesday by Councilmember Muriel Bowser.

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Colorado town rejects proposed drone hunting licenses

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:00am

Voters in Deer Trail overwhelmingly defeated a proposal Tuesday that would have authorized the rural community east of Denver to issue drone-hunting permits.

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EPA accused of stonewalling records requests from conservative groups

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:34am

A conservative legal group filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing the agency of stonewalling records requests from conservative groups and engaging in political bias in granting fee waivers for documents.

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