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3 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Scenes From The Never-Dull Clinton White House

For Clinton's last State of the Union speech in January 2000, aides considered a long list of guests who might be cited in the address and sit near first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Related Topix: US News, State of the Union, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, Mandela, Drama Movies

6 hrs ago | Reuters

New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on

A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Clinton Documents: Top Adviser Predicts Fiscal 'Train Wreck'

Coming a half year after Republicans had won control of Congress in the 1994 GOP landslide, Mr. Clinton's speech set was to unveil his own balanced budget plan.

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National Public Radio

White House Makes Economics Focus Of Asia Trip

The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, North Korea, World News, Asia

National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.

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Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

The end of Mitt Romneya s long winter

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, W., George Bush

The Hill

Boehner spox: No change on immigration

Speaker John Boehner's office on Friday moved to tamp down speculation that GOP leaders are preparing to act on immigration reform.

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

USA Today

No more prostitution exemption for police, Hawaii legislators agree

Hawaii legislators in both the House and Senate agree that it's time to end an exemption that allows police officers to legally have sex with prostitutes.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat

The Washington Post

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: - Hard Choices'

In this image taken from video, Chelsea Clinton, left, speaks to the audience as she co-hosts "Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation," with her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Barack Obama

Washington Times

Harry Reid blasts Bundy ranch supporters as 'domestic terrorists'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy "domestic terrorists" Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation.

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Related Topix: US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Bunkerville, NV

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Wall Street Journal

This Wily Gatecrasher at the White House Is a Red Fox

There's a red fox living on the grounds of the White House. The elusive critter has called the presidential residence home since last fall, and no one's been able to catch him.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, US News, Barack Obama

Wall Street Journal

Hotelier Chatwal Pleads Guilty to Campaign Fraud

Hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal in a file photo. He said in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday that he used straw donors to give to candidates.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, Christopher Dodd

Washington Times

Obama taunts GOP, takes nationally televised victory lap on Obamacare

President Obama openly rebuked Republicans for their continued assault on his health care law in a televised victory lap Thursday, pointing to new data that show 8 million Americans have selected a private health plan through online exchanges and that millions more will be covered by Medicaid or their parents' insurance because of his overhaul.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, Medicaid, Health, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives

Roll Call

Republican Super PAC Ad Attacks Club for Growth

A super PAC that defends Republican incumbents went up on air Thursday with an ad that both touts Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson's conservative credentials and attacks the outside groups seeking to oust him in an upcoming primary.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chris Chocola, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

The Washington Post

What would a Mitch McConnell-led Senate look like?

It's no secret that Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell don't like one another.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Patty Murray, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

The Hill

Republican presidential hopefuls steer clear of Nevada ranch fight

The showdown, which left armed militia members and feds staring each other down last week, has captivated talk radio and cable news shows, turning Bundy into a conservative cause celebre.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Harry Reid, Democrat, Nevada Government, Nevada

National Public Radio

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

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Related Topix: US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Reuters

GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits

General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

Washington Post

Rep. Vance McAllister kissed. Now can he make up with voters after the scandal?

In a video obtained by "The Ouachita Citizen," Rep. Vance McAllister is allegedly seen kissing a female member of his district office staff last December.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat, Liberal Political News

National Public Radio

Cantor Blasts Obama For Immigration Attack On GOP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.

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Related Topix: Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

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