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  1. GOP Blocking DHS Funding Is 'Delusional,' Rep. King SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | ABC News

    House Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Peter King today called some members of his Republican caucus "self-righteous and delusional" for opposing a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security. "I said the other night, when I was at the Republican meeting, that they are self-righteous and delusional," King said on "This Week" of the Republican contingent holding up the bill because of their opposition to President Obama's executive action on immigration.

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  2. Six In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    A user prepares to roll a marijuana cigarette on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes in the District of Colombia on Thursday. Nearly two-thirds of Millennials who identify as Republican support legalizing marijuana, while almost half of older GOP Gen-Xers do, according to a recently released Pew survey that could be an indicator of where the debate is heading.

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  3. Coyote ugly: Upscale NY suburb stirred by nasty debate over whether to kill the wily varmintsRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Lethbridge Herald

    This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes? Self-styled coyote spotters in and around Chappaqua have counted 160 incursions into backyards and streets over the last two years and at least 10 recent attacks on pets. That's been enough to stir animal passions among residents over the question of when and if a coyote deserves to be killed.

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  4. Top conservative says Boehner's job is safeRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | KSFO AM 560

    Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who chairs the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, said Sunday that Boehner's decision to advance a one-week measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded without including the attack on President Barack Obama's immigration actions that the right wanted -- but that the Senate couldn't pass -- won't cost the speaker his job. Jordan's comments come amid reports that Boehner's allies are afraid he'll face a challenge from his party's right flank after he agreed to drop the attack on Obama's move to forestall some deportations in order to forestall a looming DHS shutdown.

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  5. Cleveland: 12-year-old's police shooting death his own faultRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | KSFO AM 560

    Pleading innocence, immunity and ignorance, the city of Cleveland responded to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Tamir Rice's family by saying the 12-year-old's death was his own fault. In November, Cleveland Officer Timothy Loehmann fired the fatal shots at Tamir within two seconds of arriving outside a recreation center where the sixth-grader was playing with a pellet gun.

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  6. For Republican presidential aspirants, last year's favourite is next year's longshotRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Nanaimo Daily News

    In the space-time continuum of U.S. presidential politics, a year can be an eternity. Ask the guys who delivered speeches at a just-concluded annual gathering of conservatives.

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  7. Faulconer gets high marksRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    A new U-T San Diego/10News poll asked 501 registered voters in San Diego for their views on Kevin Faulconer after a year in office.

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  8. Boehner allies downplay GOP riftRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | CNN

    House Speaker John Boehner and his top lieutenants are downplaying the rift among Republicans that was exposed during last week's intense wrangling over funding for the Department of Homeland Security. "We have 435 members.

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  9. Wisconsin's Walker: Sure, Obama loves his countryRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about the president's love for America, but the possible contender for the Republican nomination now has an opinion on the subject. Wisconsin's governor tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama or "anybody else who is willing to put their name on the ballot certainly has to have the love for country to do that."

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  10. Cartoon - Making Netanyahu UncomfortableRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Daily Kos

    A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find? Use a person's full name, without any title.

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  11. File under: It almost makes senseRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Daily Kos

    Last week, two alcoholic bears who have been living in squalor for 20 years next to a bar in Sochi were ordered by a Russian court to pack up and go into rehab. A place in central Transylvania -- one that has a lot of experience with retired boozing circus dancing bears, of course -- stepped up and offered to put the duo on a 12-step regimen.

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  12. Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to NortheastRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

    In this Feb. 27, 2015, file photo, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sturgeon Bay breaks ice in the shipping channel on the Hudson River in Catskill, N.Y. With the prolonged cold winter weather, the Coast Guard has been busy clearing shipping lanes. For many cities in the Northeast, it was the coldest February on record, and some places recorded the most days of zero or below temperatures.

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  13. Sierra Leone VP Quarantined for Ebola VirusRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Kos

    In case you were wondering, Ebola is still a thing, and it's still tearing West Africa apart. The latest manifestation of this is the Vice President of Sierra Leone putting himself in voluntary quarantine after one of his security guards died of Ebola .

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  14. House Majority Whip: 'No Deal' On Funding DHS Past FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Switched

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise on Sunday rejected the suggestion that House Republicans had made a deal with Democrats to pass a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security next week, telling "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, "There is no such deal and there's no such bill." Scalise is seen as a leader of the conservative wing of the GOP-controlled House, which has so far rejected any long-term funding for DHS that does not include language that dismantles President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

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  15. Scott Walker Doubles Down: Union Busting Is The 'Kind Of Leadership' Needed To Defeat ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Crooks and Liars

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a possible Republican presidential candidate, on Sunday doubled down on the notion that his union busting experience was what was needed to defeat the terrorist group ISIS. While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, Walker had said that dealing with protesters who opposed his so-called right-to-work legislation was like fighting ISIS.

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  16. Upscale NY suburb embroiled in a wily debate over coyotesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Greenwich Citizen

    In this Feb. 19, 2015 photo, Ann Styles Brochstein holds her Havanese dog Samson near where Samson was attacked by a coyote outside her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. The suburban Town of New Castle, which includes Chappaqua, is divided over how to deal with the coyotes that have moved in over the last several years. Photo: Jim Fitzgerald, AP FILE- In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, a coyote crosses a snowy street in the Irvington section of Portland, Ore.

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  17. Before Netanyahu Speaks, AIPAC Gives Thanks for An Aggressive CongressRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Bloomberg

    Applause filled the Washington Convention Center, from thousands of people attending AIPAC's annual policy conference. In the Obama years, AIPAC's show of force in Washington often overlapped with a moment of tension or scandal in the relationship between the president and the Likud government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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  18. Bridget Bardot To The ResueRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Crooks and Liars

    Last week, two alcoholic bears that have been living in squalor for 20 years next to a bar in Sochi were ordered by a Russian court to pack up and go into rehab. A place in central Transylvania -- one that has a lot of experience with retired boozing circus dancing bears, of course -- stepped up and offered to put the duo on a 12-step regimen.

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  19. Joe Lieberman Blames Democrats For Making Netanyahu Speech 'Partisan' By Their 'Absence'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Crooks and Liars

    Former Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman, who almost ran as Vice President on John McCain's 2008 ticket bashed Congressional Democrats for refusing to show up in the halls of Congress for Bibi Netanyahu's speech on Tuesday. Speaker John Boehner caused a major rift within the White House and Congress when he purposefully ignored telling the president that he had invited Netanyahu to speak out against the USA/Iran negotiations.

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  20. Lindsey Graham Promises AIPAC Members He Will Cut UN Funding and Derail Iran NegotiationsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Switched

    Speaking to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham threatened to cut funding to the United Nations, who he believes is alienating Israel in the international community and tolerating anti-Semitism in Europe. His promise was met with applause and a standing ovation by the nearly 15,000 AIPAC members in attendance.

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