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Updated: 9 min 34 sec ago

Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race

4 hours 32 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year. (...)
Categories: Politics

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

4 hours 43 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

5 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

5 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. (...)
Categories: Politics

House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

5 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

6 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker. (...)
Categories: Politics

Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

6 hours 35 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February, and that he continues to support the Democrat's candidacy in 2014. (...)
Categories: Politics

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

6 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. (...)
Categories: Politics

Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

6 hours 48 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February, and that he continues to support the Democrat's candidacy in 2014. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

6 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz says he'll continue blocking confirmation of a series of State Department nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

7 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. (...)
Categories: Politics

House, Senate chairs offer competing bill on VA

7 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing new proposals Thursday to fix a veterans health care program scandalized by long waits and falsified records covering up the delays. (...)
Categories: Politics

Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University

7 hours 49 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. (...)
Categories: Politics

Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

8 hours 25 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Democratic Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February. (...)
Categories: Politics

House advances lawsuit bill

8 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit that accuses President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law. (...)
Categories: Politics

Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University

8 hours 49 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

8 hours 52 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. (...)
Categories: Politics

House advances lawsuit bill

8 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have cleared legislation for a vote in the House that authorizes the filing of an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law. (...)
Categories: Politics

Gov: Senator in plagiarism row deserves respect

9 hours 12 min ago
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he didn't know that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized parts of his master's thesis when he appointed the former National Guard general to the Senate earlier this year. (...)
Categories: Politics

Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info

9 hours 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants. (...)
Categories: Politics