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Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage. (...)
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GOP: House to vote Tuesday on yearlong bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP: House to vote Tuesday on yearlong bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions. (...)
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Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address. (...)
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US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun. (...)
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O'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton. (...)
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Obama holding video talk with European leaders on Ukraine

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding a video conference with European leaders to discuss their push for peace in Ukraine and other global security issues. (...)
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Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats. (...)
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Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of Congress to warn of the danger of trusting Iran curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama's negotiators continue talking with the Iranians Tuesday in hopes of closing a deal this month. (...)
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AP NewsAlert

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he won't run for seat of retiring Sen. Mikulski. (...)
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O'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton. (...)
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Airlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires. (...)
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Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international negotiators might sign with Israel's archenemy. (...)
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US intelligence official: Iran involved in fight against IS

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top intelligence official says Iran is involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq. (...)
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Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:59am
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations here on Tuesday as Israel's leader prepared to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal as dangerous to the Jewish state and the world. (...)
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US first lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a couple of years ago. (...)
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VP Biden to headline gay rights group's convention

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week to the nation's largest gay rights group. (...)
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Airlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires. (...)
Categories: Politics

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun. (...)
Categories: Politics

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:30am
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to bridge differences with Tehran while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to criticize the pact before Congress. (...)
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Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage. (...)
Categories: Politics
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