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  1. Researchers excited by Obama's support for 'personalized medicine'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Washington Examiner

    ... and DeGette's efforts, emphasizing that she wants to work with Congress on the matter. "A few months back, when Republican Rep. Fred Upton and Democrat Rep. Diana DeGette invited me to attend a panel on '21st Century Cures,' I said 'Where and when?' ...

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  2. Are Nonprofit Hospitals That Sue Poor Patients Breaking the Law?Read the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Triple Pundit

    ... garnishing the wages of its poorest patients that often seems antithetical to its image. It certainly did for one Republican senator from Iowa. According to Sen. Chuck Grassley , who serves as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, nonprofit ...

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  3. Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good SoldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | KWBU-TV Waco

    ... sometimes-controversial, hands-on involvement in national security matters. Hagel, a former two-term Republican senator from Nebraska who is the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the Defense Department, says " it's going to be very difficult " ...

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  4. At Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, RubioRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Journal Gazette

    Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come.

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  5. News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. ESTRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | SFGate

    When it was time to break ground for the Kentucky Horse Park in 1974, former Gov. Wendell Ford had no use for a shovel. The "boy from Yellow Creek" plowed the earth with a team of mules that day as a nod to the farmers in his native western Kentucky, just one of the legendary politician's many touches that showed his deep understanding of Kentucky and the people that put him in office year after year.

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  6. Indiana General Assembly: It's all about moneyRead the original story

    23 min ago | Muncie Free Press

    ... all the rules and contention. And Mahan again said that people must understand the cost of education and that Republican lawmakers were not going to raise taxes. He agreed the funding formula for schools must be changed, given a school system like ...

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  7. Republican hopefuls appear at billionaire Koch retreatRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Reuters

    Three potential Republican presidential candidates appeared before a gathering of wealthy donors organized by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers in California on Sunday night. The summit, held at a luxury resort near Palm Springs sealed off to outsiders, drew Republican Senators Marco Rubio from Florida, Rand Paul from Kentucky and Ted Cruz from Texas.

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  8. Sen. Warren's battlesRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    On the surface, which is about as far as most of the media and public care to look, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is holding her own in the financial wars in Washington, having slain the nomination of Antonio Weiss for a key position in the Treasury Department, and next turning her attention to guarding hard-fought wins for banking reform. Look more closely, and the picture is less clear.

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  9. Rival Conservative Group Might Present Challenge to RSCRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | Roll Call

    From left, Labrador, Jordan, Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Massie confer during the House speaker vote on Jan. 6. The imminent announcement of a new collective of right-leaning House members has many in the Capitol wondering - and perhaps a little anxious - what such a caucus will mean for the original conservative group, the Republican Study Committee. Some members involved in the formation of the as-yet-unnamed splinter group contend it will be in direct competition with, and in direct response to, the RSC, which many conservative lawmakers believe has become too large and too cozy with GOP leadership.

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  10. Grassley to Ramp Up Oversight at JudiciaryRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | Roll Call

    When Loretta Lynch paid Sen. Charles E. Grassley a visit last month, the new Judiciary Committee chairman handed her a book - of all the unanswered letters he's sent to the administration. "I want to know if she is going to cooperate with our oversight," the six-term Iowa Republican told CQ Roll Call in an interview in his office.

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  11. Federal Debt: The Value Obama Didn't Address | CommentaryRead the original story

    37 min ago | Roll Call

    Under Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Founding Fathers indicated the president must brief Congress with information about and recommendations for the union. To me, this tradition represents an act of transparency, yet the president was not transparent about the federal government's true debt in his State of the Union Address.

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  12. Rand Paul to GOP Rivals: 'Are You Ready to Send Ground Troops Into Iran?'Read the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Cybercast News Service

    Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida on stage Sunday evening in California for a summit organized by Freedom Partners.

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  13. Foreign policy divides 2016 hopefuls at Koch forumRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | The Hill

    Foreign policy fissures were on full display among three likely GOP presidential hopefuls at the first unofficial forum of the 2016 cycle. Sens. Ted Cruz , Rand Paul and Marco Rubio took the stage late Sunday evening at the California winter meeting of Freedom Partners, a conservative, free-market group aligned with Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch.

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  14. Cruz, Paul, Rubio spar on Cuba policy at desert forumRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | USA Today

    Three likely contenders for the Republican presidential nomination shared a stage in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on Sunday night, where they outlined similar visions for helping the middle class but differed sharply Cruz, Paul, Rubio spar on Cuba policy at desert forum Three likely contenders for the Republican presidential nomination shared a stage in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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  15. The Boehner-Obama Struggle over Iran Nuclear Talks has gone InternationalRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Juan Cole

    ... Iran," he said. But there's no guarantee at this point whether the bills at the centre of the battle-authored by Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Bob Menendez, and another by the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker-will ...

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  16. Scott Walker - Conservativesa Consensus Choice?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The American Conservative

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's appearance at Iowa's first major cattle call for Republican presidential candidates has attracted a lot of buzz . Walker has never been a great orator, but he was able to win multiple standing ovations from the conservative crowd.

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  17. Republicans call for bipartisanship, but say Obama remains defiantRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Review

    ... he had campaigned. "We can't buy prosperity with more and more government spending," Rep. John Boehner, then the Republican leader and now the speaker, said as Obama and Democrats pressed for both tax cuts and budget increases to revive an economy ...

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  18. Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Day

    ... an exploration plan that it said was aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the refuge. The Republican congressional delegation, along with Alaska's new governor, Bill Walker, sent out a joint news release Sunday morning calling the ...

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  19. House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatistsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Washington Times

    ... the GOP-run Senate will dilute House legislation, and Obama's vetoes may be insurmountable. The divide between Republican pragmatists and ideological purists may be on display this week when the House takes up a border security bill. Democrats say ...

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  20. Sittenfeld to challenge Portman for U.S. Senate seatRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Daily Record

    A Cincinnati City Councilman has launched his bid to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the 2016 general election. P.G. Sittenfeld, who also serves as assistant director of the Community Learning Center Institute, formally announced his intentions to challenge Portman on Thursday.

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