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GOP, Democrats spar over Obama's foreign policy, amid new fears of Putin takeovers

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:24pm

Top Democrats and Republicans squared off Sunday over President Obama’s foreign policy, in the aftermath of Russia taking over part of Ukraine and amid new fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin is just getting started.

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Carter criticizes drone use, domestic spying under Obama

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 3:04pm

Former President Jimmy Carter on Sunday criticized the Obama administration’s surveillance efforts, saying the country’s use of drones has been “abused” and that he communicates by mail with foreign leaders for fear his electronic correspondences are being watched.

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Romney: Obama 'naive,' lacked judgment regarding Ukraine, Putin

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 1:12pm

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday accused President Obama of being “naïve” about Russian President Vladimir Putin's agenda and said he lacked the foresight to have prevented Putin from taking over a Ukraine peninsula.

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Rogers: Putin unpredictable, but US should help his neighbors 'protect and defend' themselves

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:07pm

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers said Sunday that U.S. officials cannot predict what Russian President Vladimir Putin will do next, but Ukrainians “passionately think he’ll be one the move again.”

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Clinton: 'Thinking about all kinds of decisions,' but still undecided about White House run

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:00am

Hillary Clinton has no doubt given strong indications about running for president in 2016. But this weekend she stuck to the standard political playbook by saying she’ still undecided, with Election Day still more than two years away.

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Homeland Security panel's McCaul: 'Never rule out terrorism' for Flight 370

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 9:54am

The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Sunday no theory completely “connects the dots” on how the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared so terrorism remain a possibility.

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US first lady Michelle Obama hosts education roundtable in China

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 8:31am

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where she was if her parents hadn't pushed for her to get a good education.

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Louisiana bans use of welfare benefits for tattoos, lingerie, jewelry

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 6:00am

Louisiana welfare recipients will be prohibited from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under new limits enacted by state social services officials.

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Republicans now see opportunity in more than a dozen 2014 Senate races

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:00am

Washington Republicans say they are now competitive in more than a dozen states this year in their quest to take control of the Senate, as they and outside supporters continue to highlight problems with ObamaCare and the Democratic incumbents who backed the law.  

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Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 6:23pm

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.

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Appeals court halts gay marriages in Mich.

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 5:45pm

A federal appeals court issued an order Saturday preventing more same-sex couples from getting married in Michigan for at least several more days.

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Republicans now see opportunity in more than a dozen 2014 Senate races

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:43pm

Washington Republicans say they are now competitive in more than a dozen states this year in their quest to take control of the Senate, as they and outside supporters continue to highlight problems with ObamaCare and the Democratic incumbents who backed the law.  

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US senator wants decision on Afghan troop levels

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:31pm

A U.S. senator leading a bipartisan delegation to Afghanistan called on President Barack Obama Saturday to announce a decision on his plans for future troop levels in the country on the assumption a much-delayed security pact eventually will be signed with Kabul.

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As taxes on cigarettes go up, so does smuggling, study finds

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 3:58pm

More than half of the cigarettes for sale in New York are smuggled into the state illegally – the highest percentage in the country, according to a recent report from the Tax Foundation. According to the non-partisan research group, increased excise taxes on cigarettes to discourage smoking have, in fact, created lucrative incentives for black market trafficking between states.

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Senate Dems join House in pressing Obama again about final Iran nuclear deal

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:52pm

Senate Democrats are joining House lawmakers in pressing President Obama again on nuclear negotiations with Iran, insisting the president hold Tehran to iron-clad international agreements and keep them apprised of developments including the need for new sanctions.

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Facing tough Senate races, Reid, fellow Dems turn their attack on Koch brothers

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:40am

Political attacks on the Koch brothers have emerged as a key, practically everyday part of Senate Majority Harry Reid and his Democratic Party’s 2014 election strategy -- accusing the wealthy conservative donors of trying to buy elections and block aid to Ukraine.

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Michigan's first gay marriage license issued

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:51am

A county clerk in central Michigan has issued the state's first marriage license for a same-sex-couple.

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Putin stokes, taps Russians' resentment of America and the West

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 4:30am

Among ethnic Russians, and in the heart of the former Soviet Union, a palpable anti-American sentiment is discernible -- and it is, to some extent, the product of determined efforts by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin apparatus he controls.

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Lawmakers spar over extending tax breaks for wind energy producers

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 3:28am

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Senate Finance Committee to renew clean energy tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013, renewing a familiar fight over a 22-year-old subsidy that critics say is too costly and distorts the market.

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Louisiana bans use of welfare benefits for tattoos, lingerie, jewelry

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 12:59am

Louisiana welfare recipients will be prohibited from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under new limits enacted by state social services officials.

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