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3 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin

7 hrs ago | ABC News

Democrats Get Help From Massachusetts Sen. Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Scott Brown, Republican, Senator Al Franken, Senator Jeff Merkley, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives

Sun Jul 13, 2014

13WHAM

Highway funding fight would delay projects

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says dozens of highway projects in New York state would be delayed if Congress can't reach an agreement on federal highway funding.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News

CNN

Democrats continue to pile on Obama for skipping the border

Yet more Democrats are piling on President Barack Obama for skipping a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border during his recent trip to Texas.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Representative Joaquin Castro, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas

Click2Houston

Battle lines set in immigration debate

Less than one week after President Barack Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the tens of thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the southern border in recent months, Congress is now tasked with doing something about it.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Michael McCaul

KHOU-TV Houston

Obama may hold fix to flood of immigrant kids

Two key lawmakers say President Barack Obama can alleviate a growing humanitarian crisis involving tens of thousands of child immigrants without waiting for Congress to act.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers

The Macon Telegraph

See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist

Here's the latest presidential prep checklist: Vice President Joe Biden: "If I decide to run, believe me, this would be the first guy I talk to.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Click Orlando

Longing for a win, GOP gives Senate hopeful a big microphone

If you're a national political party salivating over the prospect of winning a seat that's long been in your opponent's hands, what should you do? Enter the Republican National Committee, Iowa GOP Senate nominee Joni Ernst -- and an address heard by millions around the country.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa

KFVS12

Ill. Treasurer's interns had political connections

A published report says Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office has offered paid internships to several young people with political connections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Bobby Rush, Illinois, Illinois Government

Sat Jul 12, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

GOP keeps House edge in Democratic-leaning states

This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows Rep. David Price, D-N.C. speaking the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Democrats long have claimed that Republicans abused their legislative powers to elect a disproportionate number of U.S. House members.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mike McIntyre, David Price, US House of Representatives, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Raleigh, NC

Tri-cityherald.com

Candidate scraps shotgun-blast ad against Congress

The Tri-City Herald reports that the advertisement by Estakio Beltran generated a lot of criticism, including from a group founded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who survived a gunshot wound to the head in 2011.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Republican, Doc Hastings

Christian Science Monitor

Sandra Fluke: Can she win a California Senate seat?

Sandra Fluke at her campaign office in Los Angeles. The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention after being denied the chance to testify before Congress about health plan contraception coverage, is running for the California state Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Georgetown University, Rush Limbaugh

CBS Local

Bennet, Perlmutter Ask IRS To Waive Pot Tax Penalties

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter are asking the Internal Revenue Service to waive penalties levied on marijuana businesses for paying taxes in cash.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, US House of Representatives, Representative Ed Perlmutter, Drugs

Lexington Herald-Leader

Chicago wants more people to drive electric cars

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced a new website that will be a "one-stop-shop" for information on electric vehicles, including rebates and incentives.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Rahm Emanuel

Bellingham Herald

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is hailing the U.S. government's decision to impose duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, US Governors, St. Paul, MN, US Military, US Navy

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Family, Kids

KAUZ

Union leader derides Obama education chief

Authorities have arrested a 47-year-old Utah man they say wanted to kill police officers and blow up a police department with the hope it would cause an uprising against the government.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Barack Obama

KMIZ

Capitol

House Republicans, who fervently pound the podium against the deficit, didn't blink Friday at passing a whopping $287 billion business tax cut measure with no effort to pay for or offset that amount.

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Related Topix: US News, Small Business, Personal Finance, George Bush, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US House of Representatives, Sander Levin

KHOU-TV Houston

Pryor raises $1.5M over quarter for re-election

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign says he's raised $1.5 million over the past three months in his increasingly expensive and heated fight for a third term in a nationally watched raise.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

The Modesto Bee

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; former U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Beto O'Rourke, Republican, Lamar Smith, Mike Rogers, Israel, World News, Middle East, Rick Perry, US Governors

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