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Friday, July 26, 2013

Feds charge Russian with hacking Nasdaq, banks and stealing millions

Federal prosecutors on Thursday identified a 26-year-old Russian they have secretly charged with hacking in 2009 and 2010 the computer system of the company that runs the Nasdaq Stock ...
By Shaun Waterman

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pentagon delays delivery of F-16s to Egypt

The United States has decided to delay the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt's military following its July 3 overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, a Pentagon official said ...
By Kristina Wong

Coons denies knowledge of or involvement with O’Donnell tax breach

As unanswered questions swirl around Christine O'Donnell and the breach of her personal tax records, the other key figure in Delaware's 2010 U.S. Senate race said neither he nor his campaign had ...
By Ben Wolfgang

Obama warns of 'social tensions' if GOP resists

Deploying the rhetoric of class warfare against congressional Republicans, President Obama warned Wednesday that "social tensions will rise" if Washington doesn't take steps to reverse the growing ...
By Dave Boyer

Snowden still trapped at Moscow airport as U.S. lobbies Russia

Fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward J. Snowden remained trapped in the international transit lounge at a Moscow airport Wednesday, his lawyer blaming bureaucratic delays, as U.S. ...
By Shaun Waterman

House debates defense spending

The House continues to debate the annual defense spending bill Wednesday and is likely to consider controversial amendments that would defund domestic data-gathering by the National Security ...
By Shaun Waterman

Virginia man honored for heroics in WWII

The act of military heroism that led to Millard "Lefty" Palmer receiving an award for valor began with an accident.
By Meredith Somers

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

White House supports NSA authority to monitor and seize data, opposes amendment

The White House said Tuesday night that it opposes a House amendment that challenges the National Security Agency's authority to monitor and seize massive amounts of communications data.
By Dave Boyer

Nunn's daughter enters Senate race in Georgia

Michelle Nunn formally entered the Georgia Senate race Tuesday, giving Democrats new hope they can compete in the reliably red state and put a dent in Republicans chances of taking over the upper ...

Economic progress mixed despite Obama's claims

President Obama will take to the road to justify his new economic plans Wednesday based on what aides call the "significant" progress of the past five years, but economic benchmarks during his ...
By Dave Boyer

Records of Christine O'Donnell tax snooping disappear

Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O'Donnell's personal tax records and ...
By Seth McLaughlin

House panel looks at ways to help children of illegal immigrants

A House panel pushed forward Tuesday with the Republicans' step-by-step approach to immigration reform, taking up proposals that carve a pathway to citizenship for the children who were brought ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NSA arose from ashes of 9/11

The start of the National Security Agency's rise in power can be traced to the first years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when new laws, secret presidential orders and lots of cash ...
By Rowan Scarborough

Homeland Security: Mounting vacancies to affect immigration laws

It is the largest civilian agency in the U.S. government, boasts a $59 billion annual budget and more than 240,000 employees, and has responsibility for a range of matters such as immigration, ...
By Shaun Waterman

Judge blocks fetal heartbeat abortion ban

A first-in-the-nation law to outlaw most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is heard — possibly around six weeks gestation — has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge in North Dakota.
By Cheryl Wetzstein

Resolution on contraceptive coverage getting closer for religious employers

Religiously devout employers who object to insuring contraceptives for their employees under President Obama's new health care law are closer to resolving — either through compromise or through ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Work underway to remove quote from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

A chain-link fence and yellow caution tape marked the start Monday of a major change planned for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
By Meredith Somers

Aide's resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paul's war with neocons

DES MOINES, Iowa — Some Republicans are accusing the party's neoconservative hawks of playing dirty pool in an attempt to smear Sen. Rand Paul as a bigot for having an aide who once expressed ...
By Seth McLaughlin

Obama to campaign base: Get going pushing my agenda

President Obama gave supporters their marching orders for promoting his agenda Monday night, urging an advocacy group that was created from the remnants of his re-election campaign to get "fired ...
By Dave Boyer

Monday, July 22, 2013

Treasury Dept. auditor planning to interview Christine O'Donnell

The Treasury Department auditor now at the heart of the IRS scandal is planning to talk to former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell about whether her confidential federal taxpayer ...
By Dave Boyer and David Sherfinski

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Property tax jump OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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