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Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster. (...)
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Report: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday. (...)
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Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. (...)
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Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration. (...)
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Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped. (...)
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How the US has justified overseas military action

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:39am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the domestic legal justifications the U.S. has used for military action around the world: (...)
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Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped. (...)
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US: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere. (...)
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TV station pulls anti-Shaheen ads off air

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A super PAC's negative ads against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen were pulled off the air Wednesday after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot. (...)
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Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:34am
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November. (...)
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US: Russian directing new offensive in Ukraine

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine, helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere. (...)
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Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:26am
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in the Texas governor's race. (...)
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Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. (...)
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US: Russian directing new offensive in Ukraine

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration believes Russia is leading a new military counteroffensive in Ukraine. (...)
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Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. (...)
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Obama, Clinton to highlight DNC fundraiser

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the top draws for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in September. (...)
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