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Mayor ordering raid on Twitter troublemaker riles free speech defenders

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:20pm

A police raid to learn who was behind a Twitter account that mocked an Illinois mayor has so far resulted in one arrest, but officials said Monday the investigation continues as free speech advocates express concern.

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Obama administration sides with US steel industry in trade dispute

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:05pm

President Obama's administration has sided with American steel producers in an international trade dispute, ruling imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.

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Obama picks former Clinton lawyer Eggleston as new White House counsel

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:29pm

Veteran Washington attorney W. Neil Eggleston, who served in the Clinton administration, was named Monday as the White House’s top lawyer.

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State Department cites photo 'evidence' purportedly showing Russian troops in Ukraine

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:37pm

The State Department is vouching for photographic "evidence" that purports to show Russian special forces in eastern Ukraine, despite Vladimir Putin's claims that his operatives are not behind the unrest.

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Biden to push for peace agreement during Ukraine visit as tensions rise

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:23pm

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues.

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Obama administration: 'Indications' chemical weapons used, again, in Syria

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:29pm

The Obama administration said Monday it has 'indications' chemical weapons were used in Syria earlier this month, and is investigating whether the Assad regime might have been responsible.

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Federal court: Administration must release memos allowing drone strikes on Americans

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:51pm

A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the Obama administration to release a redacted version of secret memos justifying the use of drones to kill American citizens abroad.

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DOJ broadening criteria for clemency, expects thousands of new applications

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:05pm

The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

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Small western towns to lose Amtrak service if states can't pay up

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:57am

Amtrak says customers along a 600-mile stretch of the famous line will lose service in 2016 unless the states they live in cough up enough cash to upgrade aging track.

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Iowa to give Microsoft millions in exchange for 86 jobs

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:09am

The Iowa Economic Development Authority has unmasked Project Alluvion, awarding $18 million in sales tax rebates for Microsoft to build a data center in West Des Moines.

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Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:09am

First Lady Michelle Obama is applying a healthy-eating theme to this year's Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Obama lead the annual festivities on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Oklahoma may charge customers who install their own solar panels, wind turbines

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:22am

Oklahoma residents trying to go green by producing energy through solar panels or small turbines may soon be forced to pay an additional monthly fee to energy companies.

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Jeb gets frontrunner scrutiny from NYT

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:56am

Activities of the firms that have paid the former Fla. Gov. to use his name since since leaving Tallahassee could impact potential 2016 run.

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Proposed initiative in Montana seeks to ban all marijuana

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:48am

A Billings car-dealership owner is proposing a ballot measure to completely ban marijuana in Montana.

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White House involved in soliciting money for pro-ObamaCare group, watchdog says

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:46am

The White House allegedly was involved in seeking financial support for a pro-ObamaCare group, according to a new report issued in response to Republican concerns about the administration's fundraising efforts.

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Experts warn civilian world not ready for massive EMP-caused blackout

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:01am

The catastrophic effects of an electromagnetic pulse-caused blackout could be preventable, but experts warn the civilian world is still not ready.

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Chelsea’s baby: Why the political pundits are thrilled for Hillary

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:00am

Chelsea Clinton is having a baby—a nice, non-controversial story, right?—but the media are treating this development with a studied seriousness that borders on parody.

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Congressmen make bipartisan call for more Russia sanctions amid deadly Ukraine violence

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:45pm

A Democrat and Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ignored U.S. and European pleas to withdraw military troops from Ukraine and called for tougher economic sanctions, following a deadly shootout this weekend.

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Republican campaign committee has $31M to hold House

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:33pm

The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.

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Ex-justice says politics can be factor on retiring

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:29pm

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire.

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