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EPA coal rules leaving US vulnerable to power blackouts?

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:00am

Facing the Obama administration's so-called "war on coal," some utility officials are warning that fewer coal-fired power plants could leave the U.S. power system vulnerable to blackouts in the near future.

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Union warns House Democrats of retaliation for opposing Keystone XL

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:21am

One of the nation's leading building trades unions is stepping up pressure on House Democrats who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, calling on union members in 27 congressional districts to punish their representative in the midterm election.

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NSA denies report that agency knew about, exploited 'Heartbleed' flaw

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:31pm

Sources told Bloomberg News that by using “Heartbleed,” the NSA had a new weapon in its arsenal to conduct sophisticated hacking operations

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Federal dietary guidelines bring new nanny-state concerns

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:59pm

Critics also fear the guidelines, which are subject to revision every five years, may go well beyond nutrition to address the planet’s health, too. 

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GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:13pm

Documents from a House subcommittee show that General Motors CEO Mary Barra received an email about a steering problem in the Saturn Ion in October 2011 -- more than two years before the car was recalled.

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EPA coal rules leaving US vulnerable to power blackouts?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:56pm

Facing the Obama administration's so-called "war on coal," some utility officials are warning that fewer coal-fired power plants could leave the U.S. power system vulnerable to blackouts in the near future.

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Sound familiar? Top Nevada Dem official vows to pursue conservative group

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:49pm

Miller, who as secretary of state is Nevada’s chief elections official, last month threatened to pursue “every legal option” to force SGLF to disclose its donors.

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Wis. Republican Rep. Tom Petri to retire after over 30 years in Congress

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:43pm

In a statement on Friday, the congressman says he will make a formal announcement in his district on Monday on his plans not to seek re-election.

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Deputy Secretary of State Burns to retire in the fall, White House says

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:28pm

The officials said Friday that Deputy Secretary of State William Burns plans to step down in October, following a 32-year career in the foreign service that included stints as U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, top Middle East hand and leader of a team that held secret talks with Iran.

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Source: Senate report claims CIA misled Congress on interrogation program

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:43pm

A controversial report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program alleges that the spy agency misled Congress over the scope of the operation and techniques involved, a source familiar with the Senate review told Fox News.

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‘Double Standard’: US blasts Russia for blocking Voice of America

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:43pm

U.S. officials are assailing the Russian government for shutting down Voice of America's radio broadcasts in Moscow, in a move that marked a dramatic escalation of the message war between the two governments amid the Ukraine conflict.

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Tax Return: Obamas paid $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:33pm

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, according to tax returns the White House released Friday. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent.

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White House: No visa for Iran's UN ambassador pick

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:56pm

The White House announced Friday that the U.S. will not issue a visa to Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador, over concerns about his involvement in the 1979 U.S. Embassy hostage crisis in Tehran.

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Sebelius botches farewell speech

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:12pm

Though no stranger to the occasional glitch, outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius flubbed part of her farewell speech when she realized one of her pages was missing.

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Obama tries for reset with Sebelius gone

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:55am

Just 10 days after declaring she would “absolutely” be on the job in November, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down.

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ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:58am

Candy, chips and a helping of ObamaCare. It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace. Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines. 

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Obama taps budget director for health post, Sebelius resigns

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:40am

President Obama tapped a new lieutenant on Friday to lead the vast array of federal health programs, saying goodbye to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who is resigning after a long and rocky tenure with the administration.

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Rupert Murdoch, Hillary Clinton and the politics of 2016

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:30am

Some folks may be surprised by an interview in which Rupert Murdoch declares: "I could live with Hillary as president."

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Medical marijuana companies flood Florida ahead of ballot measure

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:50am

The medical marijuana industrial-complex is in full swing in Florida.

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Louisiana bill would name Bible as official state book

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:28am

Lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court.

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