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House, Senate talks over VA fix in chaos as recess looms

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:12pm

A massive and costly package meant to address the litany of problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs was getting caught in the congressional grinder Thursday, as House and Senate lawmakers clashed over how to iron out differences in their competing bills.

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House committee backs Obama lawsuit bill

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:46pm

Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.

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Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:21pm

The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.

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Fight heats up over EPA sabotage of Alaska gold mine

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:15am

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

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Rubio regains 2016 momentum

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:31am

Poll shows Florida Senator Marco Rubio surging among potential 2016 Republican contenders.

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Watchdog: $34M taxpayer-backed soybean program not sprouting in Afghanistan

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:10am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forking over millions of dollars for a soybean program in Afghanistan that's running into major problems, with Afghan farmers slow to embrace a product that few Afghans ate before.

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Utah legislative candidate charged with assault after allegedly pistol-whipping man

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:59am

A Utah legislative candidate was charged with assault and kidnapping this week after police said he forced a man into his home at gunpoint and pistol-whipped him over a prescription drug debt.

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Massachusetts police chiefs rally for right to control long-gun permits

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:30am

Top law enforcement officials and gun control advocates in Massachusetts are imploring state lawmakers to give police chiefs more discretion in the issuance of firearms identification cards needed to buy long guns, while gun rights activists say the measure may violate the U.S. Constitution.

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Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:25am

Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.

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Feds spending $10 million to build robot companions for children

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:11am

The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits.

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Nevada education system ranked last in nation, report says

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:05am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s state ranks last in the nation in education for third year in a row, according to a children's well-being report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Malfunctioning websites still delaying Hawaii ObamaCare signups

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:01am

The Hawaii Health Connector, has been unable to produce a fully functional website since it launched in October.

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ObamaCare getaway: 5 US territories released from health care law

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:00am

The Obama administration is coming under fire for once again making a unilateral change to ObamaCare -- this time, quietly exempting the five U.S. territories and their more than 4 million residents from virtually all major provisions of the health care law.

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Obama motorcade reportedly prevents woman in labor from crossing street

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:28am

A woman in labor reportedly was blocked from crossing the street to get to a Los Angeles hospital Wednesday because of President Obama's motorcade.

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Liberal donors lead in super PAC contributions since ’13

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:23am

Big-spending Democratic donors take the gold, silver and bronze when it comes to contributions to super PACs so far this election cycle.

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Spending bill in limbo, Congress at odds over who owns border crisis

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:59am

The congressional strife over trying to approve President Obama's supplemental spending request to combat the border crisis boils down to one thing: ownership of the issue.

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