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2 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs

6 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles. David Friedman, acting chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, repeatedly defended his agency during a Senate hearing as lawmakers accused him of failing to take responsibility for missing multiple clues that could have saved lives in the recall of GM small cars with faulty ignition switches.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy

10 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It Hurts

Hillary and Bill Clinton's visit to Iowa this weekend for the Harkin Steak Fry generated plenty of headlines, but its political impact may end up being bigger in Kentucky than in the Hawkeye State. That's because the most memorable moment of the steak fry wasn't Hillary's 2016 patter or the effort to boost Bruce Braley , the Democratic Senate candidate in Iowa.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, George Bush, W.

15 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Hagel, Dempsey defend US plan to target extremists

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

15 hrs ago | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun use

The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition. An Independence police officer used the stun gun on Bryce Masters of Independence Sunday afternoon after stopping a car Masters was driving because it had a warrant attached to it, police said in a statement.

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17 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers

The three main UK party leaders gave a joint promise Tuesday that Scotland will get extra powers if it opts to stay part of the United Kingdom in a landmark vote in two days' time. Opinion polls have put the pro-independence and pro-union camps neck-and-neck in the run-up to Thursday's referendum.

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Related Topix: Conservatives (UK), Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Grampian County, Scotland, US Politics, Barack Obama

21 hrs ago | SFGate

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association , attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

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A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.

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CNN

ISIS fight: Congress could vote as early as Wednesday

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission. The provision -- which is expected to be added to a must-pass spending bill funding the government through mid-December and could face a vote as early as Wednesday in the House -- would require the Secretary of Defense to explain how the Pentagon is vetting Syrian opposition groups.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Thune

WIBW-TV Topeka

Gillibrand Drops F-Bomb

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress. "I've just had a baby, I've just been appointed [to the Senate], I have a lot to learn, so much on my plate, and this man basically says to me, 'You're too fat to be elected statewide,'" she said on HuffPost Live, a webcast.

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KIDK CBS 3

Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip that the White House hopes will demonstrate a commander at work. The spread of Ebola in West Africa, which hasn't slowed despite $100 million of pledged U.S. aid, is unrelated to the U.S. mission to degrade ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Military, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base

KION 46

Mark Sanford's custody hearing postponed

Three days after U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford revealed personal details about legal disputes with his ex-wife, the South Carolina Republican's scheduled court hearing Monday was postponed. A family court judge in Charleston, Daniel E Martin Jr., told reporters that the two parties will attempt to work out their issues through mediation, according to CNN affiliate WCSC-TV.

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CBS Atlanta

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

NewsOn6 Tulsa

1965 'Cinderella' star to attend Broadway version

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Music!, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, US Politics, Barack Obama, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Texas, US Senate, Republican, Jeff Sessions

KOAT-TV

Paul, Clinton top NH presidential poll

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the most popular Republican among the crowded list of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday. The same poll finds that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among potential Democratic candidates in the Granite State.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Florida, Florida Government

WBTV

Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

11, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is shown. . FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Barack Obama, Syria, Muslim Brotherhood

WAVE-TV Louisville

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Washington Post

US accuses British Airways of hazardous shipment

Regulators say that British Airways violated safety rules by shipping an oxygen generator on an American Airlines flight from London to Dallas, and they are seeking to fine BA $195,000. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the chemical oxygen generator was in a cardboard box without any markings to describe its contents.

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Related Topix: Federal Aviation Administration, Travel, US Politics

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Sanders eyes 'political revolution' in Iowa

All the elements were there for low turnout: It was a beautiful, cloudless night, the Iowa-Iowa State game had just ended, and the state's critical place in presidential politics still felt years away for most Iowans. But on Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa, roughly 130 people showed up to see independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont talk about elevating the middle class, nationalizing health care and fighting the degrading influence of money in politics.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Dubuque, IA, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

With speculation on a White House run in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were to headline Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry fundraiser in rural Indianola.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

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