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Obama to Democrats: Time to end budget austerity

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 1:07pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the automatic spending cuts that have reduced money for domestic and defense programs. He says the cuts triggered by a 2011 budget act don't "differentiate between smart government spending and dumb government spending." (...)
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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. (...)
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McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. (...)
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Administration to seek $1 billion for tribal schools

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it will ask Congress for $1 billion next year to run schools for Native American children — including millions in new money to help fix crumbling buildings. (...)
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McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. (...)
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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. (...)
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Senator: Taliban detainees have communicated with Haqqani

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that the Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been in touch with members of the al-Qaida linked Haqqani network, yet all five still are being monitored in Qatar. (...)
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Senate Roll Call: Senate passes Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:56am
The 62-36 roll call Thursday by which the Senate passed the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. (...)
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Senator: Taliban detainees have communicated with Haqqani

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham says the Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been in touch with members of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network, yet all five still are being monitored in Qatar. (...)
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Senate roll call vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:49am
The 62-36 roll call Thursday by which the Senate passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. (...)
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Dems threaten to block action on Homeland-immigration bill

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats threatened Thursday to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obama's key immigration policies. (...)
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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. (...)
Categories: Politics

Administration to seek $1 billion for tribal schools

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it will ask Congress for $1 billion next year to run schools for Native American children — including millions in new money to help fix crumbling buildings. (...)
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Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control. (...)
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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. (...)
Categories: Politics

Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping spending cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control. (...)
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McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here, you low-life scum'

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain kicked protesters out of a committee hearing Thursday, calling them "low-life scum" as they hollered for the arrest of one of the witnesses, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. (...)
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New chief of CIA Clandestine Service is spying veteran

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA officer credited with saving Hamid Karzai's life during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has been named director of the National Clandestine Service, the agency's spying arm. (...)
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Attorney General nominee wins GOP endorsements

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job. (...)
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Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:23am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. leaders and members of Congress reacted cautiously Thursday to the recommendations of an independent panel to change the military's retirement and health care systems. (...)
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