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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. (...)
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Walker's allies rush to aid Wisconsin GOP governor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:49am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is in another tight political spot, and his allies are again rushing to the Republican's rescue, powering his re-election bid and trying to keep alive his presidential prospects. (...)
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Wary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House lined up half-heartedly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants. (...)
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Wary House set to approve arms for Syrian rebels

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House lined up half-heartedly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants. (...)
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Biden: Troops not needed now, but will reassess

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:32am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants. (...)
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Walker's allies rush to aid Wisconsin GOP governor

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:23am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in a tight political spot again. (...)
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Holder calls for increased whistleblower rewards

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department expects to bring criminal charges in the coming months in investigations involving financial institutions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he called for better incentives for Wall Street whistleblowers who report crime. (...)
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Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders. (...)
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Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as "Shylocks," and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects of stereotypes. (...)
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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. (...)
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Bushes figure prominently in Georgia Senate race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:28am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Bush family isn't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan is playing a starring role in the state's contentious Senate race. (...)
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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital says a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital. (...)
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Muted expectations for Obama, Rouhani meeting

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders. (...)
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In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:17am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. (...)
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In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:14am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa — an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. (...)
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Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he made a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders who took advantage of U.S. troops as "Shylocks." (...)
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Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter. (...)
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Benghazi probe looks set to go deep in 2016 race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seems likely to enter. (...)
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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:56am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own. (...)
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Temporary spending bill highlights

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:44am
A must-do temporary funding bill has been selected as the House legislative vehicle to grant President Barack Obama's request to permit the U.S. military to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. Here are highlights of other elements of the measure, which is needed to prevent a government shutdown at month's end. It would: (...)
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