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  • 6/11/2015
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GOP governors hide economic problems at home

Various Republican governors with an eye on the White House can point to tax cuts and other business-friendly policies they spearheaded as they enter the crowded 2016 presidential contest. But many of them can’t highlight robust economic growth. Among the handful of governors and former govern ......

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Congress loco over war spending account

Congress has gone loco over OCO, America’s war-fighting spending account. Formally known as the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, OCO has become a political pressure point that is threatening to stall passage of a more than $610 billion bill that funds the military and other national secur ......

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DOA for Iowa GOP Straw Poll?

As a rising number of 2016 GOP hopefuls distance themselves from Iowa’s Republican Straw Poll, state party officials are set to discuss the future of the event during a Friday conference call. Iowa GOP spokesman Charlie Szold confirmed Wednesday that a call had been set up, but he declined to ......

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  • 6/10/2015
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House Republicans cut Amtrak by $242 million

The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday to cut Amtrak’s budget by $242 million, though lawmakers added new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record engineers and help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month’s deadly derailment in Philad ......

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Judge to Arkansas: Obey the law on gay marriage

A judge ordered Arkansas officials on Tuesday to recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy a host of benefits such as filing taxes jointly and enrolling together in state health insurance plans. Pulaski County Circuit Judge We ......

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What’s next for disgraced Denny Hastert?

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s brief appearance in federal court Tuesday did little to answer a long list of legal questions about the case against him, and even created some new ones. The 73-year-old was in court in Chicago for the first time since a May 28 indictment said he agre ......

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Bomb threat empties White House press briefing

Secret Service agents interrupted a live, televised White House press briefing Tuesday to evacuate journalists after a bomb threat was called in to police. No bomb was found, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was in the Oval Office and remained there during the evacuation, which only a ......

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  • 6/9/2015
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Obama: No back up if court rules against Obamacare

President Barack Obama says he has no alternate plan if the Supreme Court invalidates a key benefit of his health care law and he places the burden on the Republican-controlled Congress to fix the law if the high court wipes out insurance for millions of Americans. Voicing confidence he will prevail ......

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Police share common ground with biker gangs

Police officers and outlaw biker gangs often stand on common ground. Both attract the young and adventurous who value order, discipline and brotherhood. And on weekends tens of thousands of cops routinely trade their cruisers and badges for choppers and club colors. The bond doesn’t mean a fre ......

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Hastert set for court appearance

Dennis Hastert is set to appear in court Tuesday for the first time since an indictment nearly two weeks ago alleged the former U.S. House speaker agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct by the Illinois Republican. Leadi ......

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  • 6/7/2015
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GOP candidates seek votes by riding Harleys

The attack ads and debates will come later. On Saturday, several Republican presidential contenders fought for an edge among motorcycles, puppies, war heroes and roasted pork, having swapped dark suits for blue jeans to meet Iowans eight months before they cast the first votes of the 2016 presidenti ......

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Marco Rubio’s tangled financial morass

During Marco Rubio’s first year in the Florida Legislature in 2000, the 29-year-old lawmaker filled out the required forms detailing his personal finances. On the line listing his net worth, Rubio wrote: “0.” Since then, he has risen to lead the state House as speaker, won election ......

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  • 6/6/2015
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Congress urged leave ‘dark ages’ over cyber terror

The White House on Friday urged Congress to come out of the “dark ages” and pass new cyber security rules, using a massive security breach to press its case for reform. President Barack Obama’s allies seized on news that data on 4 million government employees had been compromised t ......

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Congress urged to leave ‘dark ages’ over cyber terror

The White House on Friday urged Congress to come out of the “dark ages” and pass new cyber security rules, using a massive security breach to press its case for reform. President Barack Obama’s allies seized on news that data on 4 million government employees had been compromised t ......

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Republicans attack Clinton on voting rights

Republicans struck back Friday against Hillary Rodham Clinton’s suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax controls on voting. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ......

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