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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

7 hrs ago | 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.


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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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.


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

16 hrs ago | 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 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

17 hrs ago | 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.


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

18 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Spanish, Catalonia leaders meet on secession push

In this Monday, June 2, 2014 photo, demonstrators wave a pro-independence "estelada" flag during a protest calling for the independence and the implementation of the republic in Catalonia after the announcement of the abdication of Spain's King Juan Carlos in Barcelona, Spain.

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Related Topix: Europe, Spain, United Kingdom, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014


USIS under fire

The company that conducted background checks on both NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis is under fire over a new administrative support contract with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awarded earlier this month worth nearly $200 million.

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Related Topix: US News, Elijah Cummings, Democrat, Tom Coburn, Republican

Washington Times

Newly confirmed VA chief greeted with lawsuit over military sex assault treatment

As if rebuilding a scandal-plagued department weren't enough, former Fortune 500 executive and newly-confirmed Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will have another issue on his plate: a lawsuit on the VA's treatment of military sexual assault victims.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

The Washington Post

Body of young stowaway found in US cargo plane

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force, US Navy, US News


House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.


Related Topix: US News, Representative Bill Flores, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Tom Cole


With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, IL, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz

The Washington Post

Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise

Mon Jul 28, 2014

CBS News

Analysis of Obama's phone calls reflect escalating world crises

US President Barack Obama speaks on the phone during a conference call hosted by public health groups on June 2, 2014 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.


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

The Wall Street Journal

Sen. Joe Manchin Sued by Brother Over Loan

The West Virginia Democrat was sued earlier this month in Marion County Circuit Court in West Virginia by one of his brothers for allegedly failing to repay $1.7 million loaned several decades ago to keep a family business out of bankruptcy.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Fairmont, WV

USA Today

McConnell leads Grimes in Bluegrass Poll

McConnell leads Grimes in Bluegrass Poll McConnell leads Grimes in Bluegrass Poll Check out this story on Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USATODAY.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Louisville, KY, Fancy Farm, KY, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

3Indian American woman mistaken at hearing as a foreigner had been a staffer on same committee

Adding a layer of irony to last week's embarrassing performance - you know, when a U.S. congressman mistook a non-white U.S. official for a foreigner - the Indian American woman witness once was a staffer on the same committee.


Related Topix: Indian-American, Asian-American, US News

USA Today

Democrat's campaign memos unveil strategy, problems

Campaign memos detailing strategy for Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, including areas of "vulnerability" in the Democrat's record and background, were published Monday by National Review .


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Charitable Organizations, Points of Light Foundation