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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

GOP must rethink its Hillary attack

Conservatives are having fun with the difficulty many Democrats, including a State Department spokeswoman, are having explaining what tangible accomplishments Hillary Clinton had at the State Department.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, Israel, World News, Middle East, Sports

6 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Ky. Senate Candidate Wants Keystone Pipeline OK'd

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Kentucky, Kentucky Government

7 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Tiny Pacific Nation Sues 9 Nuclear-Armed Powers

The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.


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

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies

U.S. President Barack Obama used a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Japan, Asia, US News, Barack Obama, North Korea

Wed Apr 23, 2014

New York Post

Over 100 years of presidential (and vice-presidential) daughters' weddings

For a vice president's daughter, Sarah Gore had a low-key wedding on Sunday in Carpinteria, Calif.


Related Topix: Wedding, Real Estate, US News, Joe Biden, W., George Bush

The Washington Post

David Pedersen pleads guilty in NW killing rampage

A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that netted lighter punishments for two accomplices.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Eureka, CA, US News


Bipartisan group slams U.S. SEC for resisting email privacy reform

A coalition of liberals and conservatives is lashing out at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for pushing back against legislation that would force government agencies to get warrants before they access the email of people under investigation.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Privacy, US News, Barack Obama

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

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


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


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.


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