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47 min ago | SFGate

House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jeff Sessions, US Senate

1 hr ago | KTNV-TV Las Vegas

House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building

The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mike Coffman, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs

2 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Burr says he plans to seek re-election in 2016

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016. The office of the Winston-Salem Republican essentially confirmed Tuesday the comments he made to a Washington-based political publication that he would seek re-election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, John Edwards

7 hrs ago | News10.net

Dempsey: U.S. advisers may fight alongside Iraqis

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took the White House's plan to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The offensive, led by U.S. airstrikes, includes bolstering Iraqi Dempsey: U.S. advisers may fight alongside Iraqis WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took the White House's plan to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte

11 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy

Jindal, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Obama's policies have limited oil and natural gas production on federal lands, stalled approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushed regulations on power plants. "Right now we have policies in the way of our taking advantage of these energy resources," Jindal said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Barack Obama, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

12 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It HurtsBy Ben Jacobs

Hillary's 2016 was what we all expected. The boosting of local Democratic candidates was boilerplate.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, 2012 Presidential Election

12 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

House committee says safety agency should have found faulty GM ignition switches in 2007

The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report. The report by Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee raised serious questions about the agency's ability to keep the public safe as cars become more complex.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, US House of Representatives

12 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority. Democrat Chad Taylor, a county prosecutor from Topeka, threw the race into chaos earlier this month when he announced he wanted to be taken off the ballot, without giving an explanation.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Pat Roberts, US News, Kansas

14 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

In this Sept. 11, 2014, photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Ohio

18 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie was visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event in Charleston.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Chris Christie, US Governors, South Carolina, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Nikki Haley

20 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Reid putting political muscle behind Tennant bid

Reid headlined a Tennant fundraiser Friday afternoon in New York City, according to an invitation obtained by The Associated Press. Tennant campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Donohue confirmed Reid attended the event.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Barack Obama

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CNN

ISIS fight: Congress could vote as early as Wednesday

House Republicans will require the White House to provide a detailed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels to fight ISIS in exchange for giving it the OK to carry out the mission. The provision -- which is expected to be added to a must-pass spending bill funding the government through mid-December and could face a vote as early as Wednesday in the House -- would require the Secretary of Defense to explain how the Pentagon is vetting Syrian opposition groups.

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Related Topix: US News, Susan Collins, US Politics, US Senate, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Thune

Turnto10.com

Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Rhode Island will have a major role to play in the offshore wind industry, even though a developer chose to use a Massachusetts port to build a large wind farm, Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday. Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island, US Governors, Block Island, RI, Providence, RI

CBS Atlanta

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Representative Mo Brooks, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell

WTEN-TV Albany

Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Alabama Republican is a tea party favorite, a strong foe of immigration legislation and the... The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014... Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.

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Related Topix: Gliese Games, 2012, Video Games, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Jeff Sessions, Tampa, FL, US Governors, Brian Sandoval

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Paul, Clinton top NH presidential poll

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the most popular Republican among the crowded list of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday. The same poll finds that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among potential Democratic candidates in the Granite State.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Florida, Florida Government

WLEX-TV Lexington

Bevin Eyeing 2015 Governor's Race

A bruising primary challenge to Sen. Mitch McConnell left Matt Bevin with two things: A loss at the ballot box and $5 million worth of name recognition. Now the Louisville businessman is hoping to cash in some of that political legwork in another high profile race: Kentucky governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Fancy Farm, KY, Shepherdsville, KY, US Governors, Steve Beshear

The Capital-Journal

Analysis: Kobach at center of drama in U.S. Senate race

Secretary of State Kris Kobach's position as chief Kansas elections officer is allowing him to play a marquee role in the political drama surrounding Democrat Chad Taylor's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race. Taylor ended his campaign last week, nudged out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts by Democrats who viewed independent candidate Greg Orman as the stronger rival and wanted to consolidate most of the anti-Roberts vote behind Orman.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Pat Roberts, Kansas

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Republic

'Transparent' Indiana government often elusive

The promise of transparency in government is a popular one among politicians because it evokes the vision of a democratic government that answers to the people and supports the concept of public trust. That was evidenced last week when Gov. Mike Pence unveiled his new $9-million government management system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors

KFVS12

Congressional candidate's residency under scrutiny

Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday saying she signed mortgage documents while a judge in Illinois that listed her home as in Missouri. Callis, a former Madison County judge, is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the district that stretches from Champaign to the St. Louis suburbs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Madison County, IL

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