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Monday, July 22, 2013

Obama's health care law shifts big unions' political alliances to GOP

Discord over President Obama's health care law is forging strange alliances, with top Republicans reaching out to union bosses who helped Democrats muscle the legislation through Congress three ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Prominent black leaders split on Martin verdict

A member of the Congressional Black Caucus moved Sunday to dampen calls for an economic boycott of Florida in reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict, saying the effort could wind up hurting black ...
By Valerie Richardson

Fracking's safety gets boost from federal research

The leading federal research effort into the controversial drilling method known as fracking has turned up no evidence so far linking the process to water contamination — a connection continually ...
By Ben Wolfgang

Friday, July 19, 2013

Obama: "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago"

In a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, President Obama spoke at length Friday about the impact of the George Zimmerman trial and the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, ...
By Dave Boyer

Movie Review: "Red 2"

The sequel to “Red,” an action-comedy based on a DC comic book that never took itself too seriously, picks up shortly after the first movie left off.
By Sonny Bunch

Movie Review: "The Conjuring"

"The Conjuring" is perhaps best thought of as a Girl Talk track: There's nothing new or original about it, but it's entertaining enough.
By Sonny Bunch

Gun-rights group unwelcome at Friday memorial for Aurora shooting victims

DENVER — Plans by a gun-rights group to participate in ceremonies on Friday marking one year since the Aurora theater shooting have drawn criticism from some participants who say the group doesn't ...
By Valerie Richardson

Survey: China eclipsing U.S. in power but not popularity

Many people around the world believe China eventually will eclipse the U.S. as the world's preeminent superpower, but they aren't happy about it, a new survey by the Pew Center shows.
By Shaun Waterman

Amid delays, Obama pitches benefits of health law

Campaigning for the viability of his health care law, President Obama Thursday put on display at the White House families who have received rebate checks from their insurance companies, while ...
By Dave Boyer

IRS IG: Audit never labeled groups "conservative" or "liberal"

The chief watchdog who discovered the extra IRS scrutiny of conservative groups on Thursday rejected Democratic efforts to portray his investigation as partisan, saying Internal Revenue Service ...
By David Sherfinski

Texas abortion law fracas not over

The tough new abortion restrictions signed into law Thursday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry will almost certainly be challenged in court, the American Civil Liberties Union promised, and are already ...
By Cheryl Wetzstein

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cubans claim arms hidden on North Korean freighter

Cuba's government has admitted ownership of a missile radar and a cache of other weapons found on a North Korean-flagged freighter, saying they are "obsolete" systems being returned to Pyongyang ...
By Shaun Waterman

Obama loses support for renewal of surveillance provision

The lawmaker who wrote the USA Patriot Act said Wednesday that, as it stands, the House will never renew the provisions that the Obama administration uses to collect Americans' phone records, ...
By Stephen Dinan

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Official: "Evolving" evidence led to health law delays

A Treasury Department official in charge of health policy said Wednesday the Obama administration's decision to delay the health care law's "employer mandate" was made "sometime in June" ...
By Tom Howell Jr.

Graham: Consider boycotting Olympics in Russia over Snowden

If Russia continues to harbor leaker Edward Snowden, the U.S. should consider boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday night.
By Ben Wolfgang

Bernanke: Budget cuts could deter Fed tightening plans

The Federal Reserve might put off its plans to stop infusing cash into world financial markets in the middle of 2014 if Congress enacts further deep budget cuts that prevent a pick-up in economic ...
By Patrice Hill

Obama takes case for immigration reform to Spanish language TV

President Obama on Tuesday intensified his summer campaign to pressure House Republicans to approve immigration reform, conducting interviews with several Spanish-language television anchors while ...
By Dave Boyer

Marine who urinated on Taliban dead says he'd do it again

A Marine who was fined and demoted for urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan in 2011 says he would do it again.
By Kristina Wong

Memo: Political motivation not evident in IRS targeting of conservative groups

A new 36-page memo from Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said that 15 interviews with IRS employees in Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati, Ohio have revealed no ...
By David Sherfinski

FCC head sees waste in school Internet push

A member of the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that public schools — including those in President Obama's hometown of Chicago — have wasted millions intended to connect students to ...
By Dave Boyer

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DaVitte slaying suspect still in Florida

A month after the slaying of 55-year-old Bill DaVitte, suspect Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, remains in a Jacksonville, Fla., detention facility.
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