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Push for gay protections in Idaho stirs emotional debate

5 hours 40 min ago
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts before responding to a question in a room packed with supporters of religious freedom and hundreds of gay rights advocates. (...)
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Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with promises of bipartisanship and cooperation. (...)
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Democrat assails GOP leader of House Benghazi committee

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have complained that the panel's Republican chairman has excluded them from crucial steps in the investigation while Republicans meet with witnesses. (...)
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Democrat assails GOP leader of House Benghazi committee

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have complained that the panel's Republican chairman has excluded them from crucial steps in the investigation while Republicans meet with witnesses. (...)
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Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. (...)
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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. (...)
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Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have temporarily stalled progress on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. (...)
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Sen. Harry Reid undergoes surgery on eye

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid underwent surgery Monday to remove a blood clot in his right eye and repair bones in his face, injuries from an accident he suffered while exercising more than three weeks ago. (...)
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Sen. Harry Reid undergoes surgery on eye

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has undergone surgery to remove a blood clot in his right eye and repair bones in his face, injuries from an accident he suffered while exercising more than three weeks ago. (...)
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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline this week. (...)
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House bill on border security sidetracked

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:27am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have sidetracked legislation to secure the U.S.-Mexican border that is drawing opposition from some conservatives who say it does too little to stem illegal immigration. (...)
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House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatists

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats. (...)
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House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatists

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats. (...)
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House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatists

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats. (...)
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Boehner's State of Union survival tip: Stare at Obama's head

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — How to behave when 30 million Americans give your political nemesis their undivided attention in a televised speech and your job is to sit quietly behind him? (...)
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Boehner's State of Union survival tip: Stare at Obama's head

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — How to behave when 30 million Americans give your political nemesis their undivided attention in a televised speech and your job is to sit quietly behind him? (...)
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Senators: More special ops troops may be needed in Mideast

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. special ops forces to hotspots around the Middle East. (...)
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