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Fox News Poll: 65% believe NSA program prevented terrorist attacks in U.S.

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 6:00pm
Two-thirds of American voters believe the National Security Agency’s surveillance program has prevented terrorist attacks.  At the same time, most lack trust in both the federal government -- and phone companies -- to protect their private information.
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Former RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee, one-time Republican, declares 2016 Democratic candidacy

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:49pm
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee entered the 2016 presidential race Wednesday as a Democrat, casting himself as an anti-war candidate who opposed the invasion of Iraq back when challenger Hillary Clinton supported it.
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'Sad Day': Conn. businesses, residents brace for $2B tax hike

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:31pm
He once promised to balance Connecticut’s books through spending cuts alone. Now Gov. Dannel Malloy says he’s ready to OK a nearly $2 billion tax increase.
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Fox News Poll: Bush, Walker, Carson top GOP pack, support for Clinton down

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:13pm
National security is a much bigger issue for Republicans this time than during the last primary.  And more GOP hopefuls make it official -- yet they barely move the needle.  Bernie Sanders nearly doubles his numbers and support for Hillary Clinton dips -- even as Democrats say they’re not concerned about allegations of her dishonesty.  
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GOP-controlled House backs state medical marijuana laws

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:51pm
The GOP-controlled House voted Wednesday to prevent the federal government from blocking state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana.
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Senate plowing ahead on $612 billion defense policy bill

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:43pm
The GOP-led Senate plowed ahead Wednesday on a $612 billion annual defense policy bill despite a White House veto threat and the Democratic leader's claim that it is an exercise in futility.
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Pentagon: Number of anthrax shipments accidentally shipped, doubles

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:30pm
The number of shipments of potentially live anthrax spores sent by mistake over the past decade now stands at 51 – double the number estimated by officials last week. What’s worse is that it may go even higher, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
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Analysis: NSA bill barely touches the agency's vast powers

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 3:28pm
The surveillance law enacted this week stands as the most significant curb on the government's investigative authorities since the 1970s. But it's practically inconsequential in the universe of the National Security Agency's vast digital spying operations, a technical overhaul of a marginal counterterrorism program that some NSA officials wanted to jettison anyway.
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FOIA backlog soars despite Obama pledge of transparency

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:40pm
Federal agencies are struggling to keep up with the growing number of requests for public information, raising questions in Congress about the Obama administration's dedication to transparency.
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'Deceptive assault': Obama NLRB seeks to gut right-to-work laws, say critics

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 2:05pm
Opponents of Big Labor complained to lawmakers Wednesday that the Obama administration's National Labor Relations Board is poised to gut right-to-work laws with a seemingly simple tweak they claim could leave independent workers at the mercy of the unions they rejected.
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Texas gov poised to roll back 140-year-old open carry gun ban

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:45pm
The near-certain signing into law of an open-carry gun measure will send Texas back to the days of the Wild West – at least legislatively.
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US officials warn of encrypted communications by extremists

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:40am
U.S. intelligence officials are warning about the growing use of encrypted communication and private messaging by supporters of the Islamic State.
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The media’s missing Linc

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:42am
Chafee will hit Clinton's foreign policy record hard, but he's not getting much attention.
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Christie blasts overhaul of NSA phone records program

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:27am
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says sweeping changes to surveillance laws that will eliminate the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program will make the country less safe.
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Feds pour $32 million more into beleaguered solar industry

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:40am
The Department of Energy has doled out another $32 million to support the solar industry, a sector fraught with technology challenges and scandal – and nevertheless propped up with billions of taxpayer dollars during the Obama Administration.
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