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Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel. (...)
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House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. (...)
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House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. (...)
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House would block Obama from curbing deportations

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders say the House will vote to block President Barack Obama from extending relief from deportation to any more immigrants here illegally. (...)
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House would block Obama from curbing deportations

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders say the House will vote to block President Barack Obama from extending relief from deportation to any more immigrants here illegally. (...)
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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. (...)
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War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:07pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana. (...)
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War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:07pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana. (...)
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Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war against Hamas. (...)
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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. (...)
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Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday. (...)
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Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff. (...)
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Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. (...)
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Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. (...)
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Tea-party challenger confronts Roberts in Kansas

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:29pm
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Tea-party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts during a walking tour in eastern Kansas on Wednesday, interrupting the senator's campaign stop to call attention to his refusal to have debates ahead of the Republican primary. (...)
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Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday. (...)
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War college to decide on US senator's punishment

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:04pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana. (...)
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War college to decide on US senator's punishment

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:04pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana. (...)
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Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. (...)
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Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. (...)
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