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Admin Wants to Lift Ban on Airline, Nuke Training in U.S. for Libyans

Republicans are protesting the Obama administration's plan to lift a 1983 ban on nuclear and aviation training for Libyan nationals in the U.S., noting that the Department of Homeland Security's reasoning didn't mention the Benghazi attack or the responsible terrorist affiliates at work in the country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Darrell Issa, Representative Trey Gowdy

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Times

Chaffetz questions $175 million a slush funda for Afghans

The chairman of a key House oversight panel is calling for an investigation into what he says looks like a $175 million "slush fund" set up by the U.S. Agency for International Development to entice Afghan government officials into embracing Western-style reforms.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, World Bank, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Tierney, Democrat

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Deseret News

Lawmakers to BLM: Sending seized Nevada cattle to Utah 'imprudent and careless'

Utah's congressional delegation weighed in Thursday on the Bureau of Land Management's proposal to bring cattle seized from a Nevada rancher to the Beehive State for auction.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Orrin Hatch, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rob Bishop, Utah, Nevada Government, Nevada

MyBankTracker

5 Unusual Ways to Gamble Online: Would You 'Buy' a Celebrity?

Online gambling enthusiasts might need to find a new way to get their betting fix with lawmakers pushing for a ban.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, US House of Representatives, Now, World News, Prince Harry, Prince William

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Fox News

Holder confirms Petraeus probe still open

Two years after the FBI first began investigating former CIA director David Petraeus, Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed to lawmakers that the case remains open -- amid allegations it is being used as leverage to keep the former general quiet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Peter King, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Science

Plan to Allow Libyan Nuclear Scientists to Study in U.S. Draws Fire in Congress

Nuclear legacy. A U.S. government guard stands watch over gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment seized in 2003 from a ship bound for Libya.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, Condoleezza Rice

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Alabama Live

$400,000 for what? State Department's plan to purchase camel sculpture for Pakistan embassy under fire

The U.S. State Department's plan to spend $400,000 to buy a sculpture for the new American embassy in Pakistan is drawing more than a little fire.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's delegation could land prime power spots

Sen. Orrin Hatch could be a few heartbeats from the presidency and gain that Finance Committee chairmanship he touted in his last election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Rob Bishop, Senator Mike Lee, Jim Matheson, Democrat, Orrin Hatch

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Park Record

GOP field addresses county delegates

Rep. Melvin Brown , left, is seeking re-election and will face two Republican challengers for his party s nomination -- Morgan resident Blaine Hone, center, and Wanship resident John Zimmerman, right.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rob Bishop, US Senate, Senator Mike Lee, Coalville, UT, Summit County, UT

West Hawaii Today

White House defends 'Cuban Twitter'

The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was "invested and debated" by Congress and wasn't a covert operation that required White House approval.

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Related Topix: US News, Twitter, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

News Max

Lawmakers Challenge DoJ's Lifting of Online Gambling Ban

Congressional lawmakers have reignited a heated debate over online gambling with a proposal that would restore a ban that existed before the Justice Department's 2011 reinterpretation of an older law.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mike Lee, Jim Matheson, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Democrat

Fox News

Chaffetz rips USAID over 'slush fund' to Afghan gov't

A U.S. House member from Utah raised expressed shock Thursday over what he called "lobbying money" paid to the government of Afghanistan in exchange for laws or programs the U.S. government wants but the Afghan government wouldn't otherwise enact.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Hill

States protest proposed gambling ban

In a letter to lawmakers on Thursday, the bipartisan group said the push would amount to the federal government usurping the role of the states to decide the legality of gambling online.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, US House of Representatives

Toledo Blade

U.S. built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" - a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

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Related Topix: Prison, Twitter, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives

Salt Lake Tribune

Court loosens rules for big donors

A new Supreme Court ruling will allow the wealthy to pump more money into politics, a move that is likely to bolster state and national parties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Stephen Breyer, Orrin Hatch, US Senate, Utah

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Fox News

ATF director pressed on why no one fired over Fast and Furious

The director of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives battled accusations Wednesday that his agency has done little to punish those involved in Operation Fast and Furious.

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Related Topix: US News, ATF, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Conservative Political News

Roll Call

Next Utah Races to Watch Are for Senate

There is growing evidence that Utah will return in the next two campaign cycles as a site of Senate campaign action, as it was in 2010 and 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Chris Stewart, Jim Matheson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

USA Today

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Marshfield News-Herald

Ex-CIA deputy defends role in Benghazi talking points

Former acting CIA director Michael Morell walks through the Capitol to attend a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on November 13, 2012, in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, Terrorism, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers

Salt Lake Tribune

News roundup: Mike Lee's Jell-O day makes true fact list

Political Cornflakes is a clearinghouse for all kinds of intriguing political tidbits from our political team in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. Sign up for Political Cornflakes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Representative Chris Stewart, US House of Representatives

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