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1 hr ago | New York Daily News

Biggest fire in Washington state history destroys 300 homes

About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday.


Related Topix: US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Twisp, WA

2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

a "Afghan gunmen kill more than a dozen Shiite travelers

Suspected militants patrolling a road in western Afghanistan shot and killed 14 Shiite Muslim travelers Friday, in a rare sectarian attack that Afghans fear is part of an increasing pattern of insurgent assaults on ethnic and religious minorities.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, US News

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Senate backs new commandant for Marine Corps

By voice vote this week, the Senate approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Gen.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Barack Obama

10 hrs ago | Washington Times

Supporters hail freedom for Sudanese Christian mother who refused to recant her faith

Just a day after a Capitol Hill hearing highlighting her case, a Sudanese woman flew to Italy early Thursday, escaping a possible death sentence in her native land for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Christopher Smith

14 hrs ago | Fox News

EPA under fire for preemptive strike against massive Alaska gold mine

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Plagiarism scandal overshadows Sen. John Walsh's moment to shine

Sen. John Walsh, right, and son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill after a swearing-in ceremony with Vice President Biden.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Jon Tester, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US National Guard, US Military, Senator Michael Bennet

Washington Times

Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala blame U.S. for border children crisis

A day before meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala blamed the wave of unaccompanied children inundating the U.S. on American foreign policy and on gridlock in Congress over immigration reform.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat


VA bill hits deadlock in U.S. Congress over $15 billion gap

Negotiations over legislation to ease the Veterans Affairs health-care crisis broke down on Thursday as leaders of the House and Senate veterans committees rolled out competing proposals with a $15 billion gap between them.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Washington Times

Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, US News, World News, Middle East, Federal Aviation Administration, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

The Washington Post

Attention politicians: You can be popular when youa re dead.

The past two years have introduced a cottage industry to Washington, D.C.: polling that shows how very unlikable things -- root canals and Darth Vader, for example -- are more popular than politicians.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, Sports

The Washington Post

More GOP infighting in Kansas, as a literal food fight ensues

Kansas is suddenly a hotbed of intra-party GOP conflict . You may be familiar with the revolt of more than 100 Republican officials who chose to endorse a Democratic candidate for governor instead of the incumbent, Gov. Sam Brownback .


Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Pompeo, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Jerry Moran, Sam Brownback, Kansas

The Washington Post

4Why Michele Bachmann should run for president in 2 charts

Michele Bachmann, who is retiring from Congress at the end of her term, is stoking speculation that she might mount a second bid for the White House.


Related Topix: Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Iowa, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Susana Martinez, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Republican lawmaker to grill U.S. SEC over Ackman tactics

A U.S. lawmaker will pressure the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday to consider a raft of reforms, after William Ackman's aggressive efforts to take over Allergan Inc raised concerns about loose rules governing disclosure and shareholder voting.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US News, Edward Royce, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Allergan, Biotech


Montana senator accused of plagiarizing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Prison


U.S. Republican lawmakers seek greater say on Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Senator James Risch, Barack Obama, Bob Corker

CBS News

Boehner praises doctor who saved lawmaker's baby

In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations Wednesday when he praised the doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare fetal condition .

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Related Topix: US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler

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.

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

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.


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

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

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