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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007

The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report. The report by Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee raised serious questions about the agency's ability to keep the public safe as cars become more complex.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, Republican

3 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago

Mayor Emanuel: Students read 2.7 million books

Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday The number eclipsed the goal agreed upon by Emanuel and NBC's "Tonight Show," host Jimmy Fallon. The two agreed during a June appearance on the show by Emanuel that Fallon would bring his production to Chicago for several shows if Chicago Public School students read 2.4 million books this summer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

7 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

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, US News, Republican, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

10 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Reid putting political muscle behind Tennant bid

Reid headlined a Tennant fundraiser Friday afternoon in New York City, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press. Tennant campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Donohue confirmed Reid attended the event.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Barack Obama

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Air Force Times

Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama. The clock is ticking on whether the House will approve a massive government-wide funding bill to avert a federal shutdown at 12 a.m. EDT on Oct. 1. The lower chamber is dead set on leaving town to hit the midterm campaign trail for seven weeks, meaning it would have to pass a continuing resolution by next Friday evening.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi

Stars and Stripes

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes against the militants who have conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria, beheaded two American journalists and become a top U.S. terrorism threat in the region and beyond.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Adam Schiff, Democrat

MySanAntonio.com

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, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Representative Mo Brooks, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

KMBC-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 News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Florida, Florida Government

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Hillary Clinton in Iowa: Fresh start or deja vu?

"It's been seven years, and a lot has changed," Hillary Clinton said Sunday in her first visit to Iowa since the state dealt her presidential campaign a devastating body blow. Roughly 200 credentialed media were gathered in a far corner of the Indianola Balloon Field, the grassy expanse where Sen. Tom Harkin was convening his 37th and final Steak Fry, an annual fundraiser that doubles as a point of entry for ambitious Democrats curious about the Iowa caucuses.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa Government, Iowa, Hillary Clinton

CBS Atlanta

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings. One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.

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

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KFVS12

Congressional candidate's residency under scrutiny

Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday saying she signed mortgage documents while a judge in Illinois that listed her home as in Missouri. Callis, a former Madison County judge, is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the district that stretches from Champaign to the St. Louis suburbs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, Illinois, Madison County, IL

Daily Herald

White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department in coming days will name allies that will pledge ground troops to fight the Islamic State group, something the United States does not plan to do.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Michael McCaul, Republican

The Republic

'Transparent' Indiana government often elusive

The promise of transparency in government is a popular one among politicians because it evokes the vision of a democratic government that answers to the people and supports the concept of public trust. That was evidenced last week when Gov. Mike Pence unveiled his new $9-million government management system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Mike Pence, US Governors

Townhall

Coming Soon: Obamacare's 2nd Sign-Up

Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax, Mike Thompson, Democrat, Bill Pascrell

Brandon Sun

Bill to overhaul how chemicals are regulated faces uphill battle in Senate

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short. The original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who assailed it as "phoney reform," although the Environmental Defence Fund supported its introduction as a chance for an eventual breakthrough.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Republican, Barbara Boxer, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms U.S.

While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials said. At the center is a cell known as the Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida affiliate there, the Nusra Front.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, US News, Adam Schiff, Democrat

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Politics and steak on the menu in Iowa

When Tom Harkin supporters Joan and Gray Kiernan decided to throw the congressional candidate a fundraiser in 1972, they charged $2 for the ticket, picked up the costs for the steak, salad and baked potatoes and gave the funds raised to Harkin's campaign. Reported attendance: 20 people.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Bill Clinton, History in the News

ABC News

Arizona Candidate Gives GOP's Weekly Radio Address

Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington. Tobin made the remarks while delivering the Republican national radio address from Picacho Peak, a prominent landmark in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona, Arizona Government, Barack Obama

San Bernardino County Sun

California Sen. Rod Wright sentenced to 90 days in jail for perjury

South Bay Sen. Roderick Wright was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail, was barred from holding public office and fined $2,000, bringing an end to a four-year legal saga revolving around felony voter-fraud charges. Wright, 62, also must serve 1,500 hours of community service and was placed on three years' felony probation following his conviction earlier this month on eight felony voter fraud charges for lying about where he lived when he represented the 25th Assembly District from 2008 to 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Maxine Waters, Inglewood, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KFVS12

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. . FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Sen. .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Tom Udall, Senator Tom Udall, Charleston, WV, David Vitter, Republican

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