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Kremlin Blacklists 13 Americans In Tit-For-Tat Over U.S. Sanctions

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 1:44pm

Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 7:00am

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.

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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:31am

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.

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Week In Politics: Sanctions On Russia, And Invasion Of Gaza

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:05pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss potential U.S. actions against Russia and President Obama's reaction to Israel's ground invasion of Gaza.

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Berlusconi Underage Sex Conviction Overturned By Italian Court

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:15am

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to 7 years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

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While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Senator Elizabeth Warren has had a busy mid-term election season campaigning for Democratic Senate hopefuls — especially women — across the country. Warren has ruled out a presidential run in 2016.

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White House Urges Lawmakers To Address Popular Tax Dodge

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:24pm

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has signaled his intention to push for legislation shutting down "corporate inversions," techniques used commonly by companies to dodge the corporate income tax.

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Amid Roiled Landscape Of Border Politics, Obama's Plans May Change

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:27pm

The White House's request for more funds on immigration could get a congressional vote soon. Meanwhile, the border crisis is complicating Obama's plan to take unilateral action to ease deportations.

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Lawmakers Call For GM's Top Lawyer To Step Down

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:27pm

Delphi, the company that made the defective ignition switch in General Motors vehicles, has stayed out of the harsh glare in the recall scandal. But that changed Thursday, as Delphi's CEO joined GM CEO Mary Barra and GM's top lawyer for a grilling on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Re-Authorizes Government's Role In Terrorism Insurance

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:27pm

The Senate has voted to reauthorize terrorism risk insurance, to help businesses stay solvent in the event of attacks. The bill faces a tougher road in the House, where some Republicans want to reduce the potential price tag for taxpayers.

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Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:07am

The tax was imposed on about 350 of the nation's top polluters under the country's previous center-left government.

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The GOP Now Likes Community Organizing (If It Wins Elections)

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:09am

Yes, Republicans plan to use technology to get out voters in the midterms much like President Obama used it in 2012. But he was Sputnik to their planned moon landing, an official said.

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Treasury Secretary Calls For Corporate Tax Code Overhaul

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is asking U.S. companies to show their patriotism by resisting the temptation to reduce their tax bill by moving abroad. He was interviewed by CNBC on Wednesday.

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Proposal To Allow State Tolls On Interstates Hits Roadblocks

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

President Obama has proposed allowing states to collect tolls on interstate highways as a way of raising funds to pay for reconstructing those roads. Most of the interstate system is toll free.

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Kerry Accuses Senate Of Hobbling American Diplomacy

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:10am

Secretary of State John Kerry argues the Senate confirmation process is broken, leaving the administration without ambassadors to about 50 countries. Most of them are career foreign service officers.

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Patients With Low-Cost Insurance Struggle To Find Specialists

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:11pm

A Houston internist who supported the Affordable Care Act now finds that many of her patients who bought less expensive coverage have trouble getting the specialized care they need.

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Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:08pm

Six weeks after the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, controversy still swirls around the outcome, as defeated challenger Chris McDaniel continues to dispute the election's results.

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With A Rules Change For A Lever, Senate Ends Judge's 17-Year Wait

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:06pm

The Senate has voted 53 to 44 to confirm Ronnie White for a federal court judgeship in Missouri, 17 years after he was first nominated by President Bill Clinton.

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Like Clockwork, Impeachment Talk Surfaces — But Action's Unlikely

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:06pm

Citing a list of grievances, some conservative advocates have been raising the possibility of impeaching President Obama. But the calls have become routine in the second term of the modern presidency.

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Democratic Effort To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:35pm

A bill to require employers to pay for birth control did not pass a procedural vote in the Senate. The vote may have been held largely to put GOP senators on record on the issue.

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