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26 min ago | USA Today

Miss. judge dismisses McDaniel primary challenge

Miss. judge dismisses McDaniel primary challenge McDaniel missed a deadline to sue over losing the state GOP primary to Sen. Thad Cochran.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US News

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

5A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

What does it take for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire a rogue employee? That's a question the Montgomery Advertiser asked after an agency employee allegedly drove a patient to a crack house and left him there overnight.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Drugs

10 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Ukraine Says Russia Has Invaded

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russian forces had entered Ukraine and seized the coastal town of Novoazovsk, putting a diplomatic response to the crisis in doubt.


Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Europe, Germany, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

14 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Washington Post

5Uzi death at hands of 9-year-old reopens debate about children and guns

Brooke Levine knew her way around a BB gun by age 8. At 12, she was getting out of chores and earning extra allowance by out-shooting her father.


Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Shooting, US News

New York Daily News

Okla. death row inmate died from drugs, not heart attack: autopsy

Clayton Lockett. A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.


Related Topix: US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Prison, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mary Fallin, US Governors

Roll Call

Thom Tillis Rebuts Democratic Attacks in New Ad

North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis is going up with a new ad Tuesday to combat Democratic ads attacking him for cuts to education.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

Fox News

Despite pledge to swear off sweeteners, Congress still tacking on goodies to legislation

Congress, despite past pledges to give them up, continues to use a similar kind of additive for legislation - "sweeteners" latched to unsavory bills to make the dish edible.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Food, Chocolate, US Senate, Democrat, Frank Lautenberg

The Hill

Paul hits Clinton's 'shoot first' Syria policy

Sen. Rand Paul criticized potential 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton's Syria policy in an op-ed Wednesday, saying she was "eager to shoot first" without understanding the situation.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US News, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton

New York Daily News

Thousands of Abu Ghraib photos set for release

An unidentified detainee standing on a box with a bag on his head and wires attached to him in this late 2003 file photo at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.


Related Topix: Abu Ghraib, Prison, Iraq, World News, US News, US Senate, Senator Joe Lieberman


White House preps legal case for immigration steps

With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition.


Related Topix: Barack Obama, Dick Cheney

The Washington Post

At the McDonnell trial, sidewalk visuals drive home the same point as testimony

Each morning, former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell arrives at the federal courthouse for his public corruption trial - always with lawyers, sometimes with a daughter, never with his wife.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Wedding, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Accidental Fatal Shooting of Gun Instructor by Girl Sparks New Debate

The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.


Related Topix: Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Guns

Washington Post

Obama's immigration decision could roil 2014 election

Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety over the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November's midterm elections.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Luis Gutierrez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate

Roll Call

Guilty Plea: Iowa State Senator Paid for Ron Paul Switch

A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to concealing payments he received from former Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign to switch his support from Rep. Michele Bachmann.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News

USA Today

Poll: A deadlock in Iowa's key Senate race

A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll of 500 likely Iowa voters finds 201 supporting Democrat Bruce Braley and 200 supporting Republican Joni Ernst in a contest in which Democrats initially were favored.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Suffolk University

The Wall Street Journal

Rubio's Letter on Immigration Shouldn't Stop Obama

As President Barack Obama moves closer to deciding the breadth and scope of any executive action he intends to take on immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio continued running away from his previous support of immigration reform as fast as he can.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Representative Michele Bachmann, US House of Representatives, Steve King

The Washington Post

10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company.


Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Breakfast, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Doughnuts, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Fast Food


Arizona's state treasurer claims victory in Republican primary

Arizona state treasurer and businessman Doug Ducey claimed victory on Tuesday in the race to be the Republican nominee to replace outgoing Governor Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly clashed with the Obama administration over illegal immigration.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Representative James Lankford, Republican, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Washington Times

Pro-life groups press vulnerable Senate Democrats to support late-term abortion bill

Republicans have been accused of being extremists in the so-called "war on women," but critics say it's Democratic candidates who have the more extreme record on a key women's issue: abortion.


Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Marilyn Musgrave, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Cory Gardner