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Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow. (...)
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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (...)
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House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. (...)
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House panel subpoenas former Secretary of State Clinton's personal emails in Benghazi probe

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:29pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House panel subpoenas former Secretary of State Clinton's personal emails in Benghazi probe . (...)
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AP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran. (...)
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AP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran. (...)
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Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs. (...)
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GOP education chairman anticipates vote on education bill

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House education committee said Wednesday he was blindsided by conservative opposition to his rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law and will take the next week to try to clear up misconceptions. (...)
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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy. (...)
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Benghazi panel to issue subpoenas for more Clinton emails

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will issue subpoenas for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal emails, congressional aides said Wednesday. (...)
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Rep. Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski's Senate seat

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Barbara Mikulski retires. (...)
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House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. (...)
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Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs. (...)
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Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign with walk across Pa.

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey. (...)
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Kerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of an emerging agreement's contours. (...)
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House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. (...)
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Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs. (...)
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Rep. Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski's Senate seat

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:59pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Barbara Mikulski retires. (...)
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Obama signs Homeland Security funding bill into law

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. (...)
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House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. (...)
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