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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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US intel: More indications than ever Russia could invade Ukraine

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:30am

New U.S. intelligence assessments say there are more indications than ever that Russia could invade eastern Ukraine, as congressional lawmakers reacted with alarm to Vladimir Putin's rapidly expanding military buildup along the border.

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Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:10am

Dems roll out fixes for health law, but will Harry Reid and Team Obama let them see the light of day?

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California senator, alleged mobsters netted in American Hustle-style FBI sting

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:35am

Call it “American Hustle” gone West. An elaborate FBI sting culminated this week after two undercover officers -- who posed as East Coast Mafia members -- helped take down 26 Californians, including an influential state senator with alleged ties to an Asian mob.

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Candidate for Mass. governor reportedly passes kidney stone during debate

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:06am

Political debates can be painful for viewers, but a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate was in true agony during an eight-candidate forum Tuesday during which he reportedly passed a kidney stone.

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Capitol Police chief squares off against Hill 'mayors' in tense hearing

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:23am

This year's hearings with Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine granted lawmakers the chance to grill the chief about three areas which the 535 "mayors" find vexing.

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Obama trips to Hawaii, Africa reportedly cost taxpayers nearly $16 million

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:07am

U.S. taxpayers spent nearly $16 million to fly the Obamas to, from and around Hawaii and Africa, Air Force records obtained by Judicial Watch show.

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Illinois Gov. Quinn wants to make ‘temporary’ tax increases permanent

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:03am

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is telling taxpayers he cannot lie -- he plans to keep Illinois' "temporary" income tax increases.

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ObamaCare deadline extension angers Republicans

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:00am

It took two seconds for the sniping to begin online after the Obama administration extended its healthcare sign-up deadline by two weeks. While the stated purpose of the extension is to give people more time to complete applications already in the system, the announcement comes on the heels of other ObamaCare delays.

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Obama holds 52-minute meeting with Pope Francis

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:06am

President Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican for nearly an hour Thursday amid a complex backdrop of conflict over contraception, concern for the plight of the poor, and the pontiff's emergence as a powerful persona on the world stage.

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Is Eric Cantor moderating his image? Washington Post offers a surprising take

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:00am

The Washington Post paints a sympathetic portrait of Eric Cantor that is far different from most mainstream media portrayals.

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Medicare doctor fee 'fix' faces uncertain future in House Thursday

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:13am

Legislation that would prevent a 24 percent cut in payments from the federal government to reimburse doctors who accept Medicare patients faced an uncertain future early Thursday as House GOP leaders struggled to find the votes to support the bill. 

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Chris Christie: Marijuana is a 'gateway drug' that I will never legalize in New Jersey

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:56am
During Gov. Chris Christie's "Ask the Governor" program on New Jersey radio station WKXW-FM 101.5, he was asked by a caller whether the governor would consider legalizing marijuana to bring more tax revenue into the state.
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House Dems push to increase pay for federal workers by 3.3 percent

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:02am

A group of House Democrats have introduced legislation that would boost pay for all federal employees by 3.3 percent next year.

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More than half of top posts in key ObamaCare agency are vacant or held by 'acting' caretakers

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:34am
Eighteen of the 32 top management jobs in the federal agency that is "ground zero" for running Obamacare are either vacant or filled on an acting basis.
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Democrats push for new changes to ObamaCare amid midterm fears

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:41am

Several Democratic senators moved Thursday to "improve" parts of ObamaCare, proposing numerous changes to the law amid concerns that it could cost Democrats House seats and possibly the Senate in November.

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Thousands sign WhiteHouse.gov petition for Alaska to secede -- to Russia

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00am

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

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00am

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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Connecticut lawmakers approve bill raising minimum wage to $10.10

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:50pm

Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country and the same rate that President Obama wants for the federal minimum wage.

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