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1 hr ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1mWst1R Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USATODAY.

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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.

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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 .

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

The Washington Post

Ronstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama

Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House Monday for their contributions to arts and humanities.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

USA Today

Democrats find living on minimum wage is tough

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland ran out of money and walked instead of taking taxis.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tim Ryan, Ted Strickland, US Governors, Representative Mark Takano

USA Today

Senator: Carry-on rule for musical instruments is needed

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems Senator: Carry-on rule for musical instruments is needed PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Providence, RI, Deer Tick, Weather

The Washington Post

Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, US News, Barack Obama

Reuters

Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader.

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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

New York Daily News

VA deal near

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller has reached a deal with his Senate counterpart, Bernie Sanders .

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Medicine, Nursing

The Washington Post

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Guns, US News, US Supreme Court, Representative Thomas Massie, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

U.S.: Images show Russia has fired artillery into Ukraine

The Obama administration on Sunday released overhead surveillance images it said were evidence that Russia has fired artillery rounds from its side of the border against Ukrainian military units.

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Roll Call

Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Predicts Wave Election for Republicans

One hundred days from Nov. 4, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said he expects House Republicans will ride a political wave in November.

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Related Topix: US News, Gary Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Coffman, Greg Walden, Representative Michael Grimm, us Travel, Travel

The Washington Post

Candidates trade barbs in first Virginia senatorial debate

Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, made the remark after Warner pointedly injected abortion and birth control into their 90-minute face-off, the first, and perhaps only, debate of the Senate race.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government, Abortion, Wedding

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Washington Post

U.S. should help children a fleeing death,a Oa Malley says

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley stood firm Saturday in a spat with the White House over the fate of unaccompanied minors streaming over the border, telling a Democratic audience in Nebraska that the United States should help children "fleeing death."

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Related Topix: Prison, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Tom Harkin, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Politico

White House wants new OK for 'evolving' terror fight

A top White House official suggested Saturday that Congress pass new legislation to support President Barack Obama's authority to act against an array of terrorist groups not clearly linked to the September 11 attacks.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism

The Washington Post

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems encountered by a band flying to Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat, Deer Tick

The Washington Post

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

This July 22, 2014, file photo shows Republican candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue as he greets supporters in Atlanta, at his election-night watch party.

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Related Topix: Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Barack Obama, Non-Profit

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