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  1. Fact Check: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend factsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015 file photo, demonstrators stand in front of the White House in Washington, during a rally in support of President Barack Obama's pledge to veto any legislation approving the Keystone XL pi... . FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, joined by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the ... WASHINGTON - Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.


  2. Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WSB-TV

    In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch arrives for a meeting with fellow New Yorker, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill in Washington. The first Republican-led confirmation hearing of the Obama administration is about to get under way as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general.


  3. Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WSB-TV

    A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations. In an op-ed published Wednesday in the Akron Beacon Journal, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, of Niles in northeast Ohio, wrote that he initially opposed the procedure that ends pregnancy but that his opinion has evolved. 11 comments

  4. First Lady Michelle Obama Catches Heat For Outfit Choice In Saudi ArabiaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CBS Local

    NEW YORK - No matter where she goes, First Lady Michelle Obama causes a buzz about what she wears. And in Saudi Arabia, it was no different.


  5. Jets hire brother of judge in N.J. sports betting suitRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... Shipp is a former NFL player who was hired by the Jets this week as a running backs coach. Last fall, Lesniak, a Democrat, publicly called for Michael Shipp to recuse himself from the case due to his brother's connection to the NFL, which included a ...


  6. Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorialsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    As part of its serial rebuttals to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address " remembered largely for GOP Sen. Joni Ernst's reminiscences of using Wonder Bread bags as foul weather footwear " the House Republican leadership has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on Feb. 11. "I don't believe I'm poking anyone in the eye," House Speaker John Boehner said of the invitation, although of course it was, a direct jab at Obama and a gross breach of traditional protocol. Congress can invite whomever it wishes to speak to it, but when the guest is a foreign leader the White House as a matter of courtesy is consulted, or at least informed, well in advance.


  7. Cubs fans gather at statue to remember BanksRead the original story w/Photo

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    Chicago Cubs fans paid their respects to Ernie Banks after the statue of the legend was placed in a downtown plaza on Wednesday. Fans gathered in Daley Plaza to take photos of the statue that normally stands at Wrigley Field.


  8. Votes Tear Down Keystone XL AgainRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Glasgow Courier

    "It'll pass guys, relax! It's been seven years, what's the hurry," one commenter stated on a social media post by the radio host of Voices of Montana, Aaron Flint. Once again the Keystone Pipeline has failed as the votes needed to overcome a veto in the Senate didn't come to fruition.


  9. Minnesota Lottery online expansion targeted in LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | TwinCities

    The Minnesota Lottery narrowly escaped being reined in last session, and lawmakers are pushing again this year to stop the games' expansion into online and other venues. Legislation passed the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform committee Wednesday that would require the Lottery to end online scratch-off games as well as ticket sales at gas pumps and ATM machines.


  10. Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filingsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Business Wire

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital Announces a Record Unrealized Gain of ~$23.0 Million through the Successful Completion of the Box, Inc. IPO, as of January 28, 2015 )--Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. , the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to venture capital-backed c... )--Cardinal Bank is pleased to announce that Darren T. Tully has joined the company as Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer.


  11. MN Considers Boosting Fine For Texting While DrivingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

    Getting pulled over for texting while driving may soon cost you more in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton's proposed budget outlines increasing fines for repeat offenders.


  12. Senate Launches Highway Bill EffortRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

    ... Finance Committee, has said the bill must be done by March or April. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, the ranking Democrat on the committee, said at the Wednesday hearing that states have already begun delaying big road projects for fear that ...


  13. EDITORIAL: Hillary Clinton's Benghazi baggageRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Washington Times

    ... revealing how crucial a fair but exhaustive inquiry has become. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat, cried foul because Republicans interviewed witnesses without Democrats being present: "We need someone in the room to defend ...


  14. Gregory Bull, File Mitt Romney in Mississippi to call for war on povertyRead the original story w/Photo

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    Republican Mitt Romney on Wednesday was scheduled to visit the poorest state in the union and renew his call for a national fight against what he calls "chronic'' poverty, although he has yet to provide any specific ideas for leading such a fight. Romney, who is contemplating a third bid for the White House, was scheduled to speak before an audience at Mississippi State University on Wednesday evening.


  15. White House shrugs off GOP immigration lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Hill

    The White House on Wednesday shrugged off Speaker John Boehner's plan to sue President Obama over his use of executive action on immigration. "House Republicans seem to be relying more and more on the courts these days to challenge the president's authority," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Wednesday.


  16. Congressmen Guthrie, Butterfield, Young & Kind Reintroduce Bill to...Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    Today, Congressman Brett Guthrie , Congressman G.K. Butterfield , Congressman Todd Young , and Congressman Ron Kind joined together to introduce H.R. 592, which will allow Medicare to reimburse pharmacists in medically underserved communities for certain health care services. The bipartisan legislation, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, was supported by 123 bipartisan cosponsors during the 113th Congress.


  17. Inslee visits Hopelink in Kirkland to discuss unemploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Kirkland Reporter

    During a roundtable discussion at Hopelink in Kirkland, Gov. Jay Inslee met with job seekers and various organizations to determine ways to reduce long-term unemployment in King County. Among the main points raised were hiring practices by employers and the negative effects of I-1163 that one employer said has created a shortage of home care providers.


  18. Some Obamacare insurers discriminate against AIDS patients: studyRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Reuters

    Some insurers selling policies under Obamacare may be structuring drug coverage in a way that dissuades people with HIV-AIDS from becoming their customers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act outlawed discrimination based on pre-existing conditions.


  19. Anti-Abortion Congressman Changes Stance: Pregnancy Is a 'Personal Decision'Read the original story w/Photo

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    After nearly 12 years in Congress and multiple votes supporting anti-abortion legislation, Rep. Tim Ryan announced in an op-ed a complete 180: He is now pro-choice. Rep. Ryan, a Blue Dog Democrat, was elected in 2003, raised in a Catholic household, and held a fairly strong pro-life stance ever since he entered office.


  20. The Pentagon's new fiscal cliffRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Politico

    ... going to go away and they're somehow going to have a higher number," Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, told POLITICO. Across the Capitol, many, if not most, Democrats and Republicans alike ...