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Critics cry foul as feds place lesser prairie chicken on threatened species list

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 2:44am

The Obama administration on Thursday announced plans to place the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species, a move that drew the ire of some Republican lawmakers and energy producers who derided the decision as an "overreach."

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Lawyer who led probe says 'not a shred of evidence' Christie knew of bridge scandal

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:37pm

Randy Mastro said on “The Kelly File” his investigation was exhaustive and thorough, and in the end completely exonerated Christie.

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More Braley Blunders: Iowa Senate hopeful misspells terms while touting farm cred

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:59pm

A press release the Democratic congressman issued to apologize for the leaked video misspells the farming terms “detasseling and baling,” when describing Braley’s farming credentials.

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Krauthammer: Should we trust pope or man behind broken ObamaCare promise?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:50pm

While President Obama said he avoided discussing “social schisms” during his meeting with Pope Francis, the Vatican’s official readout said discussion turned to “the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection, as well as the issue of immigration reform.”

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US: Venezuela sanctions may be 'important tool'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:11pm

Venezuela had the full attention of North and South American diplomats Thursday. The U.S. State Department issued its strongest response yet to the ongoing crisis in the socialist country, saying it would consider imposing sanctions if the administration of President Nicolas Maduro doesn't reconcile with opponents who have been protesting for nearly three months.

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US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:02pm

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas' tough abortion restrictions that have led to the closure of nearly 20 clinics around the state, saying the new rules don't jeopardize women's health.

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Fox News Poll: Voters see worsening job situation

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:51pm

More American voters think the nation’s job situation is getting worse rather than better by a 48-39 percent margin according to the latest Fox News poll.

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Administration says more than 6M signed up for health care on ObamaCare exchanges

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:38pm

The Obama administration reported Thursday that more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage on the ObamaCare exchanges, a number that would appear to mark a spike in sign-ups in recent weeks.

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Lawmakers urge Obama to press Saudi king on human, religious rights during visit

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:23pm

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pressing President Obama to raise the issue of human and religious rights during his face-to-face meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.

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Washington lawmaker floats $150G litter fine on paper that criticized him

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:20pm

A Washington state newspaper is crying foul after a state senator proposed making the paper pay a $150,000-a-year fine for being “one of the top polluters in the county.” It just so happens that the lawmaker, state Sen. Don Benton, had been the subject of a series of critical articles in the same newspaper.

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Fox News Poll: Majorities understand, oppose ObamaCare

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:14pm

As President Obama’s signature health care law turns four years old, most people say they understand how the law will affect them -- and a majority continues to oppose it.  At the same time, the number favoring the law sits at its all-time high, according to the latest Fox News poll.

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Nebraska governor vetoes bill that would have ended mountain lion hunts

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:02pm

William “Paul” Hotz may not be the last hunter to shoot a mountain lion in Nebraska after all.

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Nebraska's first mountain lion hunt could also be last

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:02pm

A grammar school teacher who killed a Nebraska mountain lion in the state’s first cougar hunt could also be the state’s last hunter to bag one of the trophy cats.

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Jobless benefits bill clears first Senate hurdle

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:38pm

Long-delayed legislation to restore benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared an initial Senate hurdle.

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Critics warn deportation review could cut ‘what little is left’ of enforcement

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:42pm

Critics of the Obama administration's deportation policies are concerned that an internal review could lead to deeper cuts of "what little is left" of immigration enforcement.

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Senate, House approve bills to aid Ukraine

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:35pm

Congress spoke with one voice against Russia's annexation of Crimea, passing legislation in the House and Senate giving help to cash-strapped Ukraine and imposing sanctions against Russia.

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House approves bill to stop Medicare cuts to doctors

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:33pm

The House has passed a measure to give doctors a reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare.

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Former Vatican Ambassador: ‘Collateral baggage’ impacts US relationship with Pope

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:30pm

President Obama met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday. While both leaders have a lot in common when it comes to issues like the poor, immigration and the environment, the two are divided over abortion, same-sex marriage and the White House’s position on the health care and its mandates for contraception coverage.

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Christie not involved in bridge plot, law firm says

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:56am

An outside law firm brought in by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to examine the bridge closure scandal reported Thursday that their investigation found the governor was not involved in the plot.

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Former defense, energy secretary James Schlesinger dies

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:50am

Former defense secretary and energy secretary James Schlesinger has died, his daughter confirmed to Fox News. He was 85. 

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