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3 hrs ago | Washington Post

CIA director under fire from lawmakers after agency's search of Senate computers

CIA Director John Brennan is regarded by many inside the agency as the most detail-oriented spy chief in a generation, an executive who maintains such tight control of departments and decisions that some subordinates grumble at his reluctance to delegate.

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Related Topix: US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

House OKs bill to address border crisis

House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, passing it on a near party-line vote after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants already working in this country legally.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Michele Bachmann, Representative Thomas Massie, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise

11 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

White House Photo Contest: Obama's Kansas City Trip

President Barack Obama traveled to Missouri this week as part of his tour meeting with Americans who have written him letters.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, US News, Barack Obama

15 hrs ago | Reuters

Grimm choice: Tax fraud trial could dog NY re-election campaign

This fall, when Representative Michael Grimm asks New York voters to send him to Washington for a third term in Congress he may be splitting his time between the campaign trail and a courtroom where he is due to face tax evasion charges.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Michael Grimm, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat

19 hrs ago | Politico

Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point

Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' dimming opinion of President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush, W.

23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire

Israel and Hamas began an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian truce Friday morning, potentially paving the way for an end to the 24-day-old conflict.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Reuters

Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding

A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.

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Related Topix: US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tea Party, Peter King, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Texas Government, Texas

Fox News

not Over Yet? Border crisis bill in limbo after chaotic day in House

House Republican leaders are trying anew to round up an elusive majority for a bill addressing the border crisis, after a chaotic day where they initially abandoned the legislation and began sending lawmakers home for the summer recess -- only to reverse course moments later.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Fred Upton, John Boehner, Illegal Immigration

New York Daily News

Rep. Eric Cantor officially steps down as House Majority Leader

Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.

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Related Topix: Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, John Boehner

Roll Call

Unemployment Extension: Still Dead

Kevin McCarthy of Boonsboro, Md., speaks about his troubles living without an unemployment insurance extension during a rally on the House steps of the Capitol on May 6. Long-term unemployed people still wondering if Congress will act on an unemployment extension restoring benefits for millions before going home for the August recess are going to ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, Democrat

The Washington Post

Whata s next for same-sex marriage in Virginia?

Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban and Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of the advocacy group Freedom to Marry , joined me for a live chat.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian

Wall Street Journal

Rare Beltway Bipartisanship: Bashing Japan Trade Policy

It's hard to get Republicans and Democrats to team up on anything these days in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Devin Nunes, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Rangel, Democrat

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Fox News

Senate poised to follow House by approving post-scandal VA overhaul

The House approved a $17 billion package Wednesday aimed at fixing the scandal-scarred Department of Veterans Affairs, boosting the chances that Congress can finalize the bipartisan legislation before lawmakers leave for the August recess.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Medicine, Nursing, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

The Washington Post

Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

Palestinian mourners carry the body of their loved one, killed on an Israeli strike in Shijaiyah neighbourhood, out of the morgue of Gaza City's Shifa hospital, during the funeral, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News, Barack Obama

National Public Radio

Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

Eighteen-year-old Anna went off to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York last year, where she says she was raped 16 days into her freshman year.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Claire McCaskill

Chicago Tribune

House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorize the suit will allow House lawyers to draft legal documents over a five-week summer recess starting on Friday.

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Related Topix: US News, Pete Sessions, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law

Yahoo!

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives

USA Today

BIll aims to crack down on campus sexual assault

BIll aims to crack down on campus sexual assault Bipartisan group of 8 senators calls for legislation to 'hold both perpetrators and institutions accountable' Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rPnU0R Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is one of eight senators proposing legislation Wednesday to curb sexual assaults on college and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican

New York Daily News

NYU's Langone Medical Center to get $1.1B for Hurricane Sandy repairs

Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center as Hurricane Sandy strikes in Oct. 2012.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer, US Senate

The Washington Post

Virginia same-sex marriage ruling reverberates in North Carolina

When a federal appeals court based in Richmond struck down Virginia's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage on Monday, the effect immediately moved southward.

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Related Topix: Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Travel

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