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1 hr ago | CBS News

U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq's expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republicans saying drone strikes should have been authorized months ago and even Democrats questioning the Obama administration's commitment to holding the fractured country together.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, John McCain

2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Glenn Becka s theatrical attack on Common Core

Conservative media star Glenn Beck led a national strategy session to kill the Common Core State Standards late Tuesday night, using a two-hour simulcast into movie theaters across the country as a way to embolden critics of the standards and recruit more foot soldiers to the cause.

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Related Topix: Glenn Beck, Entertainment, Television, Rockville, MD, Montgomery County, MD, Silver Spring, MD, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Education

3 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Newt Gingrich slams Bush family's friendliness with Clintons

Newt Gingrich has blasted the Bushes for being too nice and getting chummy with the Clintons, blaming the family's friendliness for Hillary Clinton's likely presidency.


Related Topix: US News, Newt Gingrich, W., Bill Clinton, History in the News, George Bush

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Lawmakers question $190 million contract for firm accused of fraud

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle - and both chambers of Congress - are questioning a Department of Homeland Security contract for up to $190 million to a firm that the Justice Department accused of fraud .


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Tom Coburn, US Senate, Republican, Elijah Cummings, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard

11 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Lupica: President Obama needs to 'man up' over MH17

Sen. Dianne Feinstein was the one to tell Putin to 'man up' over Russia's involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but it's really Obama who should be stepping up given the evidence the government has.


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vladimir Putin, George Bush, Dick Cheney

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Perdue wins Republican Senate runoff in Georgia

Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Georgia on Tuesday, defeating Rep. Jack Kingston in a close race that went down to the wire.


Related Topix: Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Ron Paul, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss

New York Daily News

Sen. Ted Cruz blasts 'True Blood' episode

Sen. Ted Cruz is not happy after a bloody scene of 'True Blood' scene took place at a fictional GOP fund-raiser.


Related Topix: US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US News, True Blood, Entertainment, Television

USA Today

Bachmann says she may make another presidential bid

Rep. Michele Bachmann says she is considering a run for president in 2016. The Minnesota Republican told Real Clear Politics on Tuesday that she learned a great deal from her 2012 campaign.


Related Topix: Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform

The Washington Post

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin, US News


Banks trade barbs with U.S. Senate panel in tax avoidance probe

Deutsche Bank and Barclays on Tuesday locked horns with a U.S. Senate committee that has accused them of selling option products to hedge funds to help them avoid taxes.


Related Topix: Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, Financial Services, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, John McCain

Washington Post

Tennessee man charged with threatening to kill Obama, Romney

A Tennessee man who police say threatened to kill President Obama, Mitt Romney, Rep. Paul Ryan and other officials was arrested Saturday and is due to appear in court later this week.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US News, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

How the EPA and Kim Kardashian a kollideda a on Twitter

When tweeting and working are synonymous, there are a few social media lessons one must learn.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Dingell, Sports

The Washington Post

Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success

A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Harry Reid, Democrat

The Washington Post

GovBeat: How a budget fight in Raleigh could hurt Republican chances of taking back the U.S. Senate

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and state Senate President Phil Berger are members of the same party, but they don't see eye to eye.

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Related Topix: US News, North Carolina Government, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Mitt Romney

CBS News

CEOs as government saviors: Boom or bust?

Robert McDonald speaks next to Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama during his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. In the 1950s, President Eisenhower's defense secretary, the former GM chief Charlie Wilson, was famously misquoted as saying, "What's good for General Motors is good for ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Joe Biden, Construction, American Buildings, United States Military Academy, Richard Burr, US Senate, Republican

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Fox News

Norwegian citizen linked to increased airport security screening, congressional sources say

A Norwegian citizen who trained with a master bomb maker in Yemen and recently was added to the State Department's list of international terrorists has been linked to the increased security screening of flights coming to the U.S., according to congressional sources familiar with the intelligence.

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

The Washington Post

First guilty verdict in Boston bombings

A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.


Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, US News

Roll Call

Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

The Senate contest has reverberated around the Peach State, creating three open-seat House races with GOP runoffs that will also be decided Tuesday.


Related Topix: Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Georgia, Dollar General, Retail


Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions.


Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat


Congressman raps Boeing, trade group support for Ex-Im bank

A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying their efforts amounted to petitioning for "special privilege."


Related Topix: Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling