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Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:23pm

A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows.

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Alleged mastermind of Bell, Calif. corruption scandal gets prison for tax evasion

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:06pm

City News Service says former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Monday by a federal judge.

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Nobody wants $760 million? IRS poised to keep unclaimed tax refunds

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:04pm

Taxpayers are about to give the federal government a big, fat Easter egg -- more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in tax revenue that the government technically doesn't deserve.

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Russian jet passes at close range over US warship in Black Sea

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:06pm

A Russian warplane made several close-range passes by an American warship in the Black Sea over the weekend, in what the Pentagon is calling a "provocative" move amid escalating tensions in the region.

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Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:47am

President Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.

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Can Obama scare supporters to the polls?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:07am

President Obama uses scare tactics on race, gender pay issues to frighten the Democratic base into action.

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'Violence and incitement': US, allies scramble to ease new Ukraine standoff

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:04am

The Obama administration and western allies were scrambling to ease another crisis in Ukraine as pro-Russian protesters seized or blocked government buildings in what U.S. officials said was clearly Moscow's doing.

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'Slush fund'? USAID under fire for paying Afghan, other governments to pass laws

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:30am

A U.S. agency whose mission is to foster democracy by providing financial aid to foreign governments is under fire for what some lawmakers charge is blatant political bribery to get foreign officials to pass policies favored by the Obama administration.

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Sebelius says timeline for ObamaCare rollout 'flat out wrong'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:30am

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong" and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online.

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Proposed law would give Hawaii gov’t unprecedented emergency powers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:52am

Hawaii's governor and four county mayors may be granted unprecedented emergency powers during a crisis, such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

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US officials: Moscow behind Ukraine unrest

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:45am

The Obama administration and a top Senate Republican agreed Sunday that the Russian government appears behind the recent uprising in eastern Ukraine but remain split on the level of U.S. response.

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Eric Holder and the Race Card: The issue the media can't resist

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:15am

In recent days, conservative critics have accused Holder of playing the race card to deflect criticism—while his liberal allies believe some of that criticism is racially motivated. It reflects a classic cultural divide in this country and in the media establishment.

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Hillary Clinton's State Department reportedly let Boeing skirt ethics guidelines

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:07am

During Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State, the State Department allowed aircraft manufacturer Boeing to skirt ethics guidelines that first prohibited solicitations of the company by the department and later capped gifts at $1 million, according to a published report. 

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Paul defends Bush on immigration but says US 'can't invite the whole world'

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:32pm

Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."

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McCain agrees Moscow is behind Ukraine unrest but wants tougher US response

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:53pm

The Obama administration and a top Senate Republican agreed Sunday that the Russian government appears behind the recent uprising in eastern Ukraine but remain split on the level of U.S. response.

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New push on to overturn California 'open carry' ban

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:50pm

The open carry crowd in California is taking aim at the state’s ban on carrying unloaded holstered weapons in public places.

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Background check backlog to blame for gun sales to Maryland fugitives, felons, report says

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:46pm

More than 360 guns were bought in Maryland last year by people barred from owning them because of a massive backlog in conducting gun transaction background checks, the Baltimore Sun reported.

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Sebelius says timeline for ObamaCare rollout 'flat out wrong'

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:35pm

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the timeline for the ObamaCare rollout was "flat-out wrong" and that the federal exchange could have used “more time and testing” before going online.

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Another Democrat suggests racism within GOP, drawing another sharp response

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:13pm

New York Rep. Steve Israel said Sunday a significant part of the Republican Party is “animated by racism,” marking the third time in recent days that a leading Democrat has appeared to make race an issue and draw a sharp response from Republicans.

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Republicans: Burwell confirmation hearings will be fair, but focused on ObamaCare

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:00am

A Senate Republican said Sunday that party members will use the upcoming confirmation hearing for a new Health and Human Services secretary to get more information about ObamaCare, but dismissing the notion GOP lawmakers intend to turn the proceeding into a political witch hunt.

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