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NJ Sen. Booker adds to support for Iran nuclear deal

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announced his support for the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, siding with President Barack Obama and bucking home-state pressures to say "no." (...)
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Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to testify before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify. (...)
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Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects, according to government data released Thursday. Already, claims totaling about $40 million in loans have been approved. (...)
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New Jersey Sen. Booker says he's backing Iran nuclear deal

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is the latest Democrat to announce his support for the Iran nuclear deal. (...)
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House Dems ask pope to address poor, environment in US visit

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month, hoping his embrace will give momentum to three party priorities. (...)
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Capitol Hill Buzz: Polishing senators' images on Wikipedia

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now we know how some Senate staffers keep busy during Congress' summer recess. (...)
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GOP Rep. Kline says he won't seek re-election

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:01am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. John Kline, a seven-term lawmaker and chairman of the House Education panel, says he won't seek re-election next year. (...)
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GOP Rep. Kline says he won't seek re-election

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:31am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. John Kline, a seven-term lawmaker and chairman of the House Education panel, says he won't seek re-election next year. (...)
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Clinton camp urged former State Dept. aide to testify

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to testify before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify. (...)
Categories: Politics

House Dems ask pope to address poor, environment in US visit

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month. (...)
Categories: Politics

Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects, according to government data released Thursday. (...)
Categories: Politics

Clinton camp urged former State Dept. aide to testify

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to testify before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify. (...)
Categories: Politics

On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:31am
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change. (...)
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Iran deal will survive in Congress despite GOP opposition

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by President Barack Obama and just as ardently opposed by the GOP is now on track to get through Congress. (...)
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Couple in Petraeus-related suit to seek reporters' testimony

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A couple suing over leaks in the federal investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation intend to subpoena at least two journalists in an attempt to compel testimony about their sources, The Associated Press has learned. (...)
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Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects, according to government data released Thursday. (...)
Categories: Politics

Benghazi committee interviews former top Clinton aide

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks called in a former top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton for an interview Thursday, as the panel resumes its review of the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya and Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. (...)
Categories: Politics

Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost 12,000 students are asking the federal government to discharge their college loan debt, asserting that their school either closed or lied to them about job prospects, according to government data released Thursday. (...)
Categories: Politics

On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 6:31am
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change. (...)
Categories: Politics

Benghazi committee interviews former top Clinton aide

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 6:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks called in a former top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton for an interview Thursday, as the panel resumes its review of the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya and Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. (...)
Categories: Politics