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11 min ago | The Washington Post

Ex-chief of huge pension fund guilty of bribery

The former head of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund, pleaded guilty Friday to bribery and fraud.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California Public Employees Retirement System, Financial Services, Retirement, Investment Services, US News

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The political moderate is dead. Long live the political moderate.

Two key bits of partisan data have been highlighted this week. First, from the liberally inclined : "moderates are largely a statistical myth."

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Related Topix: US Senate, Democrat, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, Sports

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

House examines 'viability' of federal executives

SES members might not have known there was a question about the ability of their workforce to continue, but that's an inference that can be drawn by the title of the hearing : "The Viability of the Senior Executive Service."


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US News, Representative Blake Farenthold

12 hrs ago | Washington Times

Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama offers US help negotiating Israel cease-fire

President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Barack Obama, Palestinian Territories,

USA Today

Congress faces deadline for border funding bill

Federal agencies dealing with immigration will run out of money by mid-September if Congress fails to grant President Obama's $3.7 billion spending request to stem the flow of children crossing the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Thursday.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, Democrat

Wall Street Journal

Partisan Divide Over Fed on Display as Congressional Panel Considers Bill

The polarization of American politics now extends to the issue of whether interest rates should be determined by mathematical formulas.

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Related Topix: Stanford University, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Democrat, Maxine Waters, Ben Bernanke

The Washington Post

No charges for officers in shooting near Capitol

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Connecticut woman outside the U.S. Capitol last fall.


Related Topix: US News


Prepare for a clash of fundamentals in the 2014 election

Religious rights versus women's rights. That's about as fundamental a clash as you can get in U.S. politics.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Wedding, Abortion

The Hill

Dems bring shutdown talk to Senate highway bill fight

Democrats are rallying around "shutdown" as a new favorite buzzword as the Highway Trust Fund faces a $10 billion shortfall, and the annual bills funding government agencies have stalled.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Charles Schumer, Democrat, Personal Finance, Retirement, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker

Fox News

Mexican judge orders Marine sergeant to remain in custody on gun charges

A Mexican federal judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up March 31 for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, Duncan Hunter, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lee Terry

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Obama rejects criticism over border crisis

President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if they want to solve the problem.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Mario Diaz-Balart, Republican, US House of Representatives


U.S. House Republicans seek CDC documents on anthrax scare

Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat

Roll Call

President's Party Asks Why He's Avoiding the Border

Cuellar joined other Democrats saying Obama needs to see the crisis at the border firsthand.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Roll Call, Capitol Hill (Denver, CO), Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

The Washington Post

NY court OKs $1.75B award in Iran terror cases

A federal appeals court says $1.75 billion for terrorism-related judgments against Iran can be distributed to victims of attacks, including a 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

USA Today

McCaskill report: Colleges fall short on combating sex assault

Many colleges and universities are failing to comply with federal laws and key policies designed to combat sexual assault, according to a new report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill.


Related Topix: US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

Roll Call

'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand

The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts.

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Related Topix: Nick II Rahall, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, Tennessee, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

CBS News

Feds made $100B in improper payments in '13: agencies

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Mica, Tax

USA Today

Patent reform fight ends in retreat - for now

WINOOSKI, Vt. - After nearly two years of effort, MyWebGrocer Chief Operating Officer Jerry Tarrant has seen his crusade to fight back against patent trolls come to nothing.


Related Topix: US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Winooski, VT, MyWebGrocer, Marketing, Inventions, Science / Technology, Harry Reid

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Child killed as fierce storms sweep Washington region

One child was killed and at least six others were injured Tuesday evening when a severe wind-and-rain storm swept across the Washington region, toppling trees and knocking out power to thousands.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Virginia, US News