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Administration wants to give prisoners access to Pell grants

9 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking steps to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. (...)
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Kerry at House hearing: Nothing in Iran deal built on trust

9 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran before a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it would ease crippling sanctions forever in exchange for temporary concessions on weapons development. (...)
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Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

9 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday. (...)
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The Latest: Prominent Jewish Democrat supports Iran deal

9 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT): (...)
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Administration wants to give prisoners access to Pell grants

9 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking steps to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama administration wants to give prisoners Pell grants

10 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. (...)
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Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

10 hours 23 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday. (...)
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Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

10 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it would ease crippling sanctions forever in exchange for temporary concessions on weapons development. (...)
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House to vote Wednesday on 3-month highway bill

10 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans announced plans Tuesday for a quick vote on a three-month highway spending extension, as Congress stared down a deadline to act or see states lose money for road projects during the summer driving season. (...)
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Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

10 hours 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul says Senate leaders have told him the chamber will vote on his effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood before lawmakers begin their August break. (...)
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The Latest: Kerry warns of consequences if failed nuke deal

10 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT): (...)
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The Latest: GOP lawmaker says Iran nuclear deal falls short

11 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT): (...)
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Short-term highway extension may be way out for Congress

11 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

13 hours 59 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries will face tough questioning on Tuesday from skeptical Democrats and Republicans. (...)
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Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:19pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida's representation in Washington, including political complications for a congresswoman considered one of the state's few Democratic stars. (...)
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Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:48pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida's representation in Washington, including political complications for a congresswoman considered one of the state's few Democratic stars. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries will face tough questioning on Tuesday from skeptical Democrats and Republicans. (...)
Categories: Politics

Short-term highway extension may be way out for Congress

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline. (...)
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5 things to know about the fight over the Export-Import Bank

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Export-Import Bank expired June 30 when Congress failed to renew its charter. The bank is a small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting loans to foreign customers. Conservatives oppose it as corporate welfare and are pushing for it to stay dead. But late Monday the Senate voted 64-29 to add legislation reviving the bank to a sweeping highway bill being considered on the floor. (...)
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Short-term highway extension may be way out for Congress

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline. (...)
Categories: Politics