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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Levin backs military leaders in prosecuting sex assaults

A Democrat-sponsored bill aimed at tackling sexual assault cases within the military gained traction this week after two conservative Republicans joined as supporters.
By Kristina Wong

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Feds admit improper scrutiny of candidate, donor tax records

A government watchdog has found for the first time that confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly scrutinized by government officials, but ...
By Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer

Senate "nuclear option" on filibusters defused - for now

The "nuclear option" has been defused — for now — after Republican senators said Tuesday they would drop their blockade of Richard Cordray to be the new head of a consumer protection bureau, ...
By Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan

7 dead, 200 injured in clashes in Cairo

At least seven people were killed and more than 200 injured in clashes in Cairo between Egyptian police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi early Tuesday.
By Ashish Kumar

NTSB: Intern who confirmed fake Asiana pilots' names is "very intelligent"

The summer intern who confirmed to a California TV station that "Captain Sum Ting Wong" and three others piloted the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed July 6 at San Francisco International ...
By Ben Wolfgang

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sen. Harry Reid: Founding Fathers didn't want filibusters

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that the men who wrote the Constitution intended for the president's nominees to be subject to only a majority vote, and said filibusters of nominees ...
By Stephen Dinan

255 suspected child predators arrested during "Operation iGuardian"

Two hundred and fifty-five suspected child predators were arrested and 61 victims of child sexual exploitation were identified during a five-week operation announced Monday by U.S. Immigration and ...
By Jerry Seper

Air Force finds funds to let Thunderbirds soar again

The Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s iconic air demonstration squadron, will soon take the skies again, after being temporarily grounded by defense budget cuts in April.
By Kristina Wong

First round of trade talks with European Union "very productive"

Coming out of a successful first week of trade talks in Washington, where U.S. and European officials laid the foundation for a pact that would connect the economies of the Western world, both ...
By Tim Devaney

Saturday, July 13, 2013

DCGOP urges veto of anti-Wal-Mart bill

Calling legislation opposed by Wal-Mart and a handful D.C. lawmakers a job killer, the D.C. Republican Party on Friday urged Mayor Vincent C. Gray, a Democrat, to veto the Large Retailer ...
By Deborah Simmons

Janet Napolitano to resign Homeland Security post

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has led the embattled agency for the entirety of President Obama's administration, said Friday she is resigning to run the University of ...
By Shaun Waterman and Stephen Dinan

Friday, July 12, 2013

Pennsylvania AG refuses to defend state marriage law

A lawsuit filed this week by gay couples against Pennsylvania's marriage law got a major boost Thursday when the state's top law officer said she would not defend the law.
By Cheryl Wetzstein

Santorum stands with Texas pro-lifers

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum parachuted in Texas on Thursday to throw his support behind the Republican-led push to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose stricter ...
By Seth McLaughlin

Perry's October trip to Israel sign of White House bid

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he will visit Israel in October, a move that signals to the political world that he is seriously considering making another presidential run in 2016.
By Ralph Z. Hallow

Benghazi talking points not shared with Clinton, Nuland says

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton played no direct role in shaping the Obama administration's infamous "talking points" on the Benghazi attacks, the State Department's former head ...
By Guy Taylor

Thursday, July 11, 2013

China missile fear: U.S. vulnerable to nuclear-tipped submarine-launched missiles, Pentagon warns

China maintains the fastest growing fleet of ballistic and cruise missiles on the planet, and soon will deploy a nuclear-tipped, submarine-launched ballistic missile capable of hitting the United ...
By Shaun Waterman

House drops food stamps, passes ag-only farm bill

House Republican leaders powered through a slimmed-down farm bill Thursday, dropping the food stamp program from the measure and leaving the rest of the bill, which maintains the farm subsidies ...
By David Sherfinski

Senate GOP files bill to defund Obamacare

Senate Republicans ratcheted up calls to fully defund "Obamacare" through legislation Thursday, even as similar, piecemeal efforts failed during the markup of a health spending bill.
By Tom Howell Jr.

Smithfield CEO defends sale of pork producer to Chinese firm

The head of Smithfield Foods, the country's largest pork producer, told skeptical lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that the proposed $4.7 billion sale of his Virginia-based company to a ...
By Tim Devaney

Pelosi calls for "bipartisan" immigration solution

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday prodded House Republicans to take up an immigration bill — though she stopped short of calling for the chamber to pass the version that cleared the ...
By Ben Wolfgang
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In what the judge called a "tragic case," a former Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center supervisor was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for making false statements in medical files.