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23 min ago | The Hill

Koch group launches new ObamaCare attacks on vulnerable Dems

Americans for Prosperity, the national conservative group backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, is launching new ads attacking Democrats in Senate races in Louisiana, New Hampshire, Colorado and Michigan.


Related Topix: Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall

4 hrs ago | Washington Times

Harry Reid using tax dollars to fight Koch brothers, La. GOP chair charges

The head of the Louisiana GOP filed a federal ethics complaint Wednesday against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , claiming the Nevada Democrat has misused taxpayer money for campaign purposes ahead of the 2014 midterm elections as part of his ongoing crusade against GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch .


Related Topix: US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, Republican, Johnny Isakson

8 hrs ago | Reuters

Oklahoma execution halted amid confusion over stay orders

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a one-week stay in the execution of a death row inmate due to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, in a move to clear up confusion over which state body has the final say over executions.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty

12 hrs ago | Reuters

California congressman woos Sriracha pepper sauce factory after odor complaints heat up

A U.S. congressman from a Los Angeles community is seeking to lure the factory that makes the bestselling Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce to his district after residents in its current location complained about the smell.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Tony Cardenas, Democrat, Irwindale, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Fox News

Obama surveys damage of Wash. mudslide- Would warning system have saved lives in landslide?

Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month.


Related Topix: Mudflow, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Natural Disasters, Democrat, Landslide, Barack Obama

National Public Radio

Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

Volunteer Tom Strain carries debris from an empty lot as part of an Earth Day cleanup effort in Camden, N.J. The Earth Day events celebrated on April 22 promote a sustainable and clean environment.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Camden, NJ, Environment, Science, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Nan Hayworth


Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact

A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week in Tokyo may not seal one of the world's biggest trade pacts, but it could give it a much-needed boost.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Science

Roll Call

House Conservatives Agitate for Change in Leadership - But Can They Take Boehner's Gavel?

Conservatives are increasingly - and not so quietly - showing the early signs of a speakership revolt.


Related Topix: US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Huelskamp, Newt Gingrich, Tom Cole, Representative Jeff Duncan

The Washington Post

Spinning Obamacare success

The Fact Checker was on break last week, but did manage to pass a TV set that aired images of the president's announcement on April 17 that 8 million people had signed up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US News

The Washington Post

Biden meets acting Ukrainian president in Kiev

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Borispol airport outside Kiev, Ukraine on Monday April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, US News, Joe Biden, Barack Obama

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Defendant in Salt Lake City shot dead after rushing witness stand

Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.


Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US News


U.S. says has indications toxic chemical used in Syria in April

The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican


The death of the Sunday shows

The public affairs shows - "Meet The Press," "Face The Nation," and "This Week" - used to set the agenda for the nation's capital with their news-making interviews and immensely influential audience.


Related Topix: Meet the Press, Entertainment, Television, Face the Nation, Washington Post, Publishing, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Roll Call

White House, Perez Continue Unemployment Extension Push

The White House and Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez continue to press the House to pass an unemployment extension - but so far there's no word of an offer to sweeten the pot for Speaker John A. Boehner.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner

Roll Call

Romney Endorses in Targeted Arizona Race

Mitt Romney threw his support behind Arizona state Speaker Andy Tobin on Monday, marking the latest candidate Romney has endorsed in the midterm elections .


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

National Public Radio

Clinton White House Lawyer Named Top Obama Counsel

President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer.


Related Topix: Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Kirkland and Ellis, Law


Treasury secretary to show 'commitment' to Detroit in visit

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will visit bankrupt Detroit this week to highlight the Obama administration's "continued commitment to the city's revitalization and explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth," according to an advisory his department released on Monday.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News, John Conyers, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan

National Public Radio

APNewsBreak: US Weighs Curbing Deportations

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama

The Wall Street Journal

Obamas Host Annual Easter Egg Roll

First Lady Michelle Obama applied a healthy-eating theme to this year's Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Barack Obama lead the annual festivities Monday under sunny skies on the South Lawn of the White House.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US News, Barack Obama


UAW withdraws objection to lost election at VW Tennessee plant

The United Auto Workers union said on Monday it was withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in a February vote it lost among workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, US News