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23 min ago | New York Daily News

Porn-loving EPA employee busted for viewing smut at work STILL on government payroll

The horny EPA employee who was caught in May viewing porn at work for 2 to 6 hours a day and with 7,000 obscene files on his work computer hasn't been fired and continues to collect his $120,000 salary, according to a bombshell report. The horny government employee busted earlier this year for watching hardcore porn on his office computer still hasn't been fired, according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

2 hrs ago | Reuters

Chinese hackers breach U.S. military contractors: Senate probe

Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly breached the computer systems of U.S. companies, including airlines and technology firms, that are involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found. The Senate Armed Services Committee's year-long probe, details of which were made public on Wednesday, found that U.S. Transportation Command, or Transcom, was only aware of two out of at least 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, US News

3 hrs ago | The Hill

Planned Parenthood blasts Ernst in new ad

Planned Parenthood's political arm is turning its attention to Iowa with a new TV ad blasting Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst. Planned Parenthood Votes announced Tuesday that it will spend $450,000 on its first Iowa TV buy highlighting Ernst's positions on birth control and abortion.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, Abortion, Women's Health, Health

7 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Hillary Clinton Discusses 9/11 Health Act at Labor Gathering

Hilary Clinton arrived in New York Tuesday to shore up her labor credentials and lend support to a fundraiser for 9/11 first responders and survivors. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state was the guest of honor at an event held at the United Teachers Federation building in lower Manhattan, hosted by the New York State AFL-CIO and other labor organizations.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York, Big Ant Studios, AFL, Video Games

12 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Watch Out, Obama: Only Israelis Believe Trade Will Cut Prices for Consumers

President Barack Obama and other world leaders are having a tough time selling the benefits of the trade agreements they're negotiating, in part because much of the public thinks all the talk about trade's benefits is a bunch of baloney. Out of 44 nationalities surveyed this year, only one - Israelis - tends to believe the basic tenet of economists that increased trade will foster competition and deliver lower prices for consumers.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama

Tue Sep 16, 2014

USA Today

Sydney Leathers: from sexting to studying

Last December, Howard Stern suggested to Sydney Leathers that she go back to school, get a degree "and make something more legitimate" of herself, instead of just having sex in adult films. Sydney Leathers: from sexting to studying INDIANAPOLIS - Last December, Howard Stern suggested to Sydney Leathers that she go back to school, get a degree "and make something more legitimate" of herself, instead of just having sex in adult films.

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Related Topix: Howard Stern, Human Sexuality, US News, US House of Representatives, Anthony Weiner, Democrat, Princeton, IN, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Reuters

Obama pledges to fight war on Ebola

U.S. President Barack Obama says Ebola is ''spiraling out of control'' and pledges military support in Liberia to help contain the deadly epidemic. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

USA Today

'The View' premiere pulls best ratings in 8 years

'The View' premiere pulls best ratings in 8 years The revamping and reinvigorating of The View worked. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s5l1tV From left, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez and Rosie O'Donnell appear on the set of the daytime talk show "The View," on Sept.

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Related Topix: The View, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Rosie O'Donnell, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Fox News

Obama's embrace of - theater' on ISIS helps struggling Dems

Buzz Cut: a Obama's embrace of 'theater' on ISIS helps struggling Dems a Baier Tracks: Long week a First in Fox News First: NRCC ramps up with six new spots a Joe Biden and a busload of nuns a Of hogs and serenity OBAMA'S EMBRACE OF 'THEATER' ON ISIS HELPS STRUGGLING DEMS President Obama and Democrats hit the panic button two weeks ago as voters expressed deepening despair over Obama's foreign policy and the makings of a terrible tide in November were taking shape. The president acknowledged having failed at " the theater " of presidential leadership and, after a fashion, turned to new, more dramatic language about his incremental escalation of the effort to contain Islamist militants who keep beheading Westerners in their captivity.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Joe Biden, US News

Fox News

Joint Chiefs chairman opens door to US boots on ground in ISIS fight

The top U.S. military leader opened the door Tuesday to U.S. troops on the ground in the fight against the Islamic State, testifying before Congress that he could recommend "U.S. military ground forces" if the international coalition being formed proves ineffective against the terror group. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen.

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Related Topix: US News, Iraq, World News, Middle East, James Inhofe, US Senate, Republican

Politico

Bill Clinton takes a shot at Netayahu

Former President Bill Clinton says he agrees that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "not the guy" for a peace deal. A C-SPAN video - first reported by Israeli newspaper Haaretz - shows the 42nd president at Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa steak fry on Sunday speaking with an individual along a rope line.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, Hillary Clinton

Washington Times

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses. "I'm sick of it!" the GOP lawmaker yelled as he swung at and missed pages of legislation he'd sent fluttering to the floor.

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Related Topix: Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Washington Post

D.C. statehood

D.C. residents and city lawmakers packed a Senate hearing Monday for their first chance in two decades to make the case that the nation's capital should be the 51st state. They came prepared with statistics: $4 billion in federal income taxes are paid annually by city residents.

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Related Topix: US News, Vincent Gray, US Governors, US Senate, Republican, Craig Thomas, Tom Coburn, Business News

USA Today

Fact check: Perdue distorts Nunn campaign memoFact check: Perdue...

Republican David Perdue says in a TV ad that Michelle Nunn, his opponent in the Georgia Senate race, "admits she's too liberal" and that "her foundation gave money to organizations linked to terrorists." Fact check: Perdue distorts Nunn campaign memo Republican David Perdue says in a TV ad that Michelle Nunn, his opponent in the Georgia Senate race, "admits she's too liberal" and that "her foundation gave money to organizations linked to terrorists."

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Augusta, GA, Columbia County, GA, Non-Profit

Reuters

Swiss say would shield Snowden from 'political' extradition to U.S

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into U.S. spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said on Monday. He would probably not be extradited to the United States if Washington asked, but it was also unlikely that he would be granted political asylum, according to a document laying out Switzerland's legal options if Snowden were to visit.

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Related Topix: Prison, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, US News

Roll Call

Democratic Poll Shows Dead Heat in New Jersey Race

In the survey, obtained first by CQ Roll Call, insurance company owner Tom MacArthur, the Republican nominee , leads the Democrat, Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, 46 percent to 43 percent. The results are within the poll's 4.9 percent margin of error.

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Related Topix: Representative Jon Runyan, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Burlington County, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Barack Obama

Reuters

WRAPUP 2-Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria. World powers meeting in Paris on Monday gave public backing to military action to fight Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News

CBS News

Obama to boost U.S. involvement in fight against Ebola

Health workers, wearing Personal Protective Equipment , work inside the high-risk area on September 7, 2014 at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, which is run by the non-governmental French organization Medecins Sans Frontieres . Emory University Hospital is admitting its third Ebola patient Tuesday, the fourth American to be treated in the country.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Coons

USA Today

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign. The high-profile appearance drove speculation about another White House bid into overdrive.

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The Washington Post

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

From aid for Israel to abortion to Medicare, Sen. Rand Paul has been shading, changing or dropping some of the positions he espoused as a tea-party-backed candidate and as a new senator. Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Abortion, Wedding, Iowa, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

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