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DC Mayor Gray seeks second term amid federal probe into 2010 campaign

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:04am

Mayor Gray faces seven challengers in the Democratic mayoral primary, and polls have shown him neck-and-neck with D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser. 

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Caterpillar avoided paying over 2 billion in taxes, Sen. Levin says

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:38am

Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a wholly-controlled affiliate in Switzerland, according to a report released by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

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USDA tells grandparents to read gov't bedtime stories to encourage healthy eating

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:23am

The Monday blog post encourages grandparents to serve healthy snacks and read their grandchildren government bedtime stories.

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New Va. transportation commission can rack up ‘unlimited’ debt, critics say

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:12am

If Gov. Terry McAuliffe approves, a 21-member board will decide how $200 million in regional sales and gas taxes will be spent on transit projects in the Tidewater area. 

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Rep. Camp, chairman of powerful tax-writing committee, will not seek re-election

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:45am

Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, will not seek re-election in the fall. 

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Why GM’s safety calamity, an utter Washington failure, isn’t a hot TV topic

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:00am

Apparently, at least 13 people dying from a car defect that was covered up by a giant American automaker and has led to a recall of 1.6 million vehicles doesn’t hold a candle compared to, say, a missing Malaysian airliner.

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State Department to spend $400,000 for camel statue in Pakistan

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:14am

The State Department plans to spend $400,000 in taxpayer dollars to purchase a camel statue for the new American embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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GM CEO apologizes for defect linked to deaths

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:00am

The CEO of General Motors apologized for an ignition switch defect that was linked to more than a dozen deaths -- and which triggered a massive vehicle recall -- in prepared testimony for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Senate report claims CIA misled on interrogation program, report says

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:03am

A Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's post-9/11 interrogation program concludes the agency misrepresented the program to both the Justice Department and Congress, The Wall Street Journal reported late Monday, citing U.S. officials.

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US ambassador to India resigns amid strained ties between nations

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:55am

The American ambassador to India said she has resigned and will retire before the end of May, ending a two-year tenure after the strip-search of an Indian diplomat in New York City badly damaged U.S.-India ties.

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ObamaCare sign-ups reportedly on track to hit 7 million – but will they pay?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:00am

On the last day to sign up for ObamaCare, the program reportedly was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for insurance coverage, though the number of enrollees who have paid for their insurance premiums is still unclear.

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Krauthammer: Was ObamaCare worth the price?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 9:23pm

Krauthammer quoted reports saying ObamaCare will still leave about 40 million uninsured, while having already canceled six million policies.

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Congress passes bill to stop cut in payments to Medicare doctors

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:51pm

The Senate's 64-35 vote sends a measure to delay the cuts for a year to President Barack Obama, who's expected to quickly sign it. 

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Christie rips Obama’s ‘dangerous’ foreign policy, defends post-Sandy praise

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:43pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in an extensive interview with Fox News, defended his public praise of President Obama in the wake of Superstorm Sandy but made clear he’s no ally of the president – ripping ObamaCare, and saying his foreign policy style has created a “dangerous” vacuum in the world.

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One-time hostage of Iranian militants urges denial of visa to new Iran envoy involved in siege

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:17pm

Former American hostage Barry Rosen, held by student extremists at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for more than a year, said Monday it would be an “outrage” and “disgrace” if Washington gave a visa to one of the militants recently named by Iran as its new U.N. ambassador.

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Rep. Camp, chairman of powerful tax-writing committee, will not seek re-election

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:04pm

Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, will not seek re-election in the fall. 

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Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, man who shot at White House, gets 25 years

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:44pm

An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Pick 3: Christie names top potential 2016 GOP candidates

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:47pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie still is weighing whether to run for president, but has some ideas about who -- other than himself -- might make a good candidate in 2016.

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National Science Foundation funded climate change musical to tune of $700,000

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:30pm

The National Science Foundation has spent nearly $700,000 on a climate change-themed musical, leaving some in Congress questioning if the organization's grant funds could be put to better use.

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Graham: Putin must ‘pay a heavy price’ for annexing disputed Crimea

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:22pm

Sen.  Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News' KT McFarland that Russian President Vladimir Putin must "pay a heavy price for annexing Crimea in violation of every international norm."

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