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Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy. (...)
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House passes bill to make research tax break permanent

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:22pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to make permanent a generous tax credit that rewards businesses for investing in research and development, setting the stage for another showdown over taxes. (...)
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Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy. (...)
Categories: Politics

Congress honors American Fighter Aces for service in 4 wars

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles "Chick" Cleveland flew 145 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam, shooting down at least five planes during a career in which he logged more than 4,500 flying hours. (...)
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Capitol cops get bathroom training after guns left in toilet

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police officers are getting training after officers accidentally left their guns in the Capitol's public bathrooms three times this year. (...)
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Boehner: Little progress at VA year after Shinseki departure

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is no better off a year after former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsified records to cover up the delays, House Speaker John Boehner charged Wednesday. (...)
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Justice: NSA may have to wind down bulk collection this week

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to begin winding down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (...)
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