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  1. No welfare for weed under House billRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Philly.com

    The House passed a bill Tuesday night 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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  2. Obamacare Fading As A 2014 Campaign IssueRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Outside the Beltway

    After the public relations disaster of the roll out of the Affordable Care Act last October, a situation which wasn't fully resolved until sometime in December, which was quickly followed by the numerous reports of people who were losing health insurance coverage that they had had for years, seeing their premiums skyrocket, and otherwise running into difficulties even signing up for insurance through the state or federal exchanges.

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  3. Cuts to food stamps will hit NJ, 3 other statesRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Philly.com

    Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

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  4. Panel: GM recall botchedRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Philly.com

    The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday. The report by a House committee's GOP majority raised serious questions about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ability to keep the public safe, and came as the Senate convened a hearing on the safety agency's shortcomings.

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  5. Pa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun caseRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | The Bennington Banner

    A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a federal office building in Washington. Shucard, the press secretary for Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, was placed on unpaid leave after the incident July 18 and said in court that he doesn't know whether he will be able to have his job back.

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  6. Obama, Congress and their Three-card Monte against tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | The Hill

    Some stories that you hear and read are not based in reality. On the streets of New York City, we call it the Three-card Monte.

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  7. Are kids reviewing restaurants on Yelp--or are adults lying about their age?Read the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | The Washington Post

    Yelp has agreed to pay a $450,000 settlement after federal officials accused the company of violating privacy rules by not properly screening minors in its registration process. Not exactly.

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  8. Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan wayRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | KIRO-TV Seattle

    In this file photo from Friday, May 30, 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, walks down the steps of the House of Representatives after final votes, at the Capitol in Washington. Gowdy holds the panel's first public hearing Wednesday Sept.

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  9. Vermont's new DCF chief plans to revisit housing vouchers for homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | The Bennington Banner

    The new Department for Children and Families commissioner says he wants to scrutinize, and possibly change, the state's practice of temporarily housing homeless people in motels. Gov. Peter Shumlin defended the same program an hour later.

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  10. Vice President Biden Chided by Jewish GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | Daily Political

    United States Vice President Joe Biden needs to be more careful during his speeches, said the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday. Biden used a term some consider to be anti-Semitic and was chided by the organization.

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  11. Wash. congressman's 'no welfare for weed' bill passes HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | KOMO News

    People who receive federal welfare benefits will not be allowed to use that money to buy recreational pot under a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state. The Auburn Republican launched the bill after learning that some welfare recipients in Colorado and in Washington state were using their benefits to buy recreational pot.

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  12. Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partnersRead the original story

    35 min ago | Army Times

    Iraqi soldiers brandish their weapons during a military training exercise Sunday in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra. About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S. training and additional equipment, Gen.

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  13. Jewish group condemns Joe Biden for a Shylocksa remarkRead the original story

    35 min ago | Washington Times

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden raised the ire of at least one prominent Jewish group Tuesday after using the word "Shylocks" to describe unscrupulous bankers. Mr. Biden's remarks came in a speech at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation, Yahoo News reported .

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  14. In this photo from Friday, May 30, 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.,...Read the original story

    35 min ago | Washington Times

    The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi said Wednesday he hopes the work of the committee can rise above politics and be worthy of the four Americans who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack.

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  15. Cruz: Hagel, Dempsey more a social workersa than military leadersRead the original story

    35 min ago | Washington Times

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz accused top U.S. military officials of behaving like "social workers" in Iraq and Syria rather than showing military strength. In an interview Tuesday night with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Mr. Cruz said he was disappointed by responses from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey after he questioned them at a Senate hearing on the administration's plan to defeat the Islamic State.

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  16. Truth Squad: Foul for anti-Snyder ad linking pay raises to schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | MLive.com

    "My name's Kim Stanley. I've been teaching for 25 years. I think education is one of the most important investments we can make.

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  17. House slaps down IRS for using personal emails for workRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | TheBlaze.com

    The bill limiting the use of personal email is a direct result of the IRS targeting scandal, which led to several investigations that found, among other things, that IRS workers were using their personal emails in some cases. Last year, it became clear that former IRS worker Lois Lerner had used her personal email.

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  18. House passes bill to oversee VA hospital buildingRead the original story

    36 min ago | Army Times

    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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  19. One Dem's proposal for the NFL: Tax the league, use the money for domestic violence programsRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | TheBlaze.com

    Sen. Cory Booker has introduced legislation this week that would end the tax-exempt status of the National Football League and other professional sports leagues, and use the tax revenue to fund domestic violence programs. Booker's announcement came just as the NFL has come under increased scrutiny on the issue of domestic violence, as Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended from the league after a video surfaced in which he punches his wife unconscious in an elevator.

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  20. Jim Brock: You go, Madam SenatorRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is clearly taking the high road in her mission to further expose the mistreatment of women in the workplace. In Gillibrand's book “Off The Sidelines,” she gives an account of a fellow lawmaker warning her about getting “porky” after the birth, while another told her she's “even pretty when [she's] fat.” A man described as an “older senator” even grabbed her waist and said, “I like my girls chubby,” she wrote.

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