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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Tied in Va. Governor's Race, Poll Finds

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:03:20 -0700

McAuliffe and Cuccinelli are tied in Virginia's race for governor, a new poll shows, but voters don't feel very good about their choices. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Same Firm Vetted Navy Yard Shooter, NSA Leaker

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:16:01 -0700

The company that performed a faulty investigation of former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Thursday that it also performed the 2007 background check of Aaron Alexis. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Conviction of ex-US House leader DeLay's tossed

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:34:21 -0700

By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas appeals court tossed the criminal conviction of former U.S. read more [ Headlines] [Read More]

Feds Give Smithsonian $443,010 to Study Tree Biodiversity in China

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:32:57 -0700

By: Penny Starr read more [ Headlines] [Read More]

Enlisted Marine Women to Try Infantry Course

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:26:42 -0700

The first group of enlisted Marine women will try their hand at completing the Infantry Training Course next week. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Meyer: Yellen Likely to Continue Aggressive Monetary Policy

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:17:22 -0700

Janet Yellen has successfully pushed the Fed toward more aggressive monetary policy, a tack she would likely continue to pursue if she becomes chairman of the central bank, former Fed Governor Laurence Meyer said. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Senate sees a way forward on government funding bill

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:17:00 -0700

Colleagues say Reid is likely to use an amendment to strike to kill House-originated language to defund ObamaCare. Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

Longtime Nintendo president dies

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:14:44 -0700

Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built Nintendo from a small playing-card company into a global video-gaming empire before buying the Seattle Mariners, died Thursday in Japan. He was 85. [ - Most Popular] [Read More]

Obama Touts Gains in Exports Amid Slowing Growth

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:05:11 -0700

President Obama called U.S. exports one of the biggest bright spots in the U.S. economy, but data show his goal of doubling exports by the end of 2014 is likely unreachable. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Obama would keep sequester, for now, in return for funding deal

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:01:00 -0700

The White House said Thursday that President Obama would be willing to sign a stopgap funding bill that continued the sequester cuts to Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

High Court Asked To Hear Health-Law Challenge

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:56:53 -0700

Lawyers for business owners who say the federal law's provisions on contraception violate their religious-freedom rights have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. [ Washington Wire] [Read More]

Oklahoma lake bodies: Diver, trooper recount discovery

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:54:08 -0700

It wasn't supposed to turn into a cold case mystery -- or possibly solve a couple, for that matter -- when Highway Patrol Trooper George Hoyle took new sonar equipment out to an Oklahoma lake on a training mission last week. [ - Most Popular] [Read More]

White House: Boehner has 'Putin envy'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:32:00 -0700

Carney says Boehner appears to have 'an odd bit of Putin envy.' Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

White House: Obama 'willing' to meet with Iran's Rouhani at UN

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:27:00 -0700

The president would meet the Iranian leader provided Tehran displays 'seriousness' in discussing its nuclear weapons program. Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

Obama, Bill Clinton to discuss Obamacare

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:25:36 -0700

(CNN) President Barack Obama will join former President Bill Clinton for a public conversation on health care next week, the White House announced Thursday. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters during the Obama administration's daily briefing that the president and former president 'will engage in a... [CNN Political Ticker] [Read More]

Axelrod: Boehner's 'hostage drama'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:03:48 -0700

Axelrod says Boehner 'bowed' to tea party members by allowing a vote on a continuing resolution. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

Cruz tries to make amends with angry conservatives

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:59:46 -0700

Washington (CNN) - It's a typical love story. Man loves his party. Party follows man. Man makes misstep. Man tries to make up for his indiscretion. In this case, the man is freshman Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a crusader of the defund-Obamacare movement. His misstep put at risk the political future of many in [...] [CNN Political Ticker] [Read More]

Cruz opens door to ACA filibuster

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:54:28 -0700

He says he'll 'do everything necessary' to defund. [POLITICO - Congress] [Read More]

Biden to visit flood-devastated Colorado

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:44:20 -0700

(CNN) Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will travel to Colorado on Monday to assess the state's severe flood damage, the White House announced Thursday. Rainfall descended on Colorado last week in what some have called 'biblical' proportions, causing six deaths and an estimated $2 billion in... [CNN Political Ticker] [Read More]

Nickelodeon star tells bullied girl: You have new friends

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:42:31 -0700

The boy who wrote a letter to Santa asking him to help stop bullies from picking on his twin sister has a lot of new friends now. [ - Most Popular] [Read More]

Obama enlists Clinton for tag-team event touting healthcare law

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:42:00 -0700

The presidents' joint event next week is part of a 'ramped up education effort' about ObamaCare as full implementation looms. Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

Sen. Murphy: Congress Morally Justified In Forcing Americans to Violate Their Religious Beliefs

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:38:59 -0700

By: James Beattie Sen. Murphy Supports Funding in the Next CR to Force Christians to Purchase Health Plans that Cover Abortion Inducing Drugs ( - Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said that it would... [ Headlines] [Read More]

FRC shooter sentenced to 25 years

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:37:28 -0700

The man had brought Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a gun to the Family Research Council in 2012. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

5-month-old baby killed by airport baggage carousel in Spain

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:37:17 -0700

Spanish investigators are trying to figure out how a 5-month-old baby died on a baggage carousel at an airport in Alicante. [ - Most Popular] [Read More]

Obama fundraising group invokes Navy Yard shooting for gun control push

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:24:43 -0700

Organizing for Action, the successor of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, sent out an email blast Thursday invoking the tragic shooting at Washington's Navy Yard on Monday to urge for more gun control. 'If you're like me, you heard the news about the 12 Americans who died in D.C.'s ... [Washington Times - Politics] [Read More]

Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:16:00 -0700

GOP Speaker tells reporters he would guess Obama will engage with Senate Dem Leader Reid. Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

Court rules Facebook 'like' button just as protected as written speech

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:07:10 -0700

If you click 'like' on a Facebook post, does your click constitute 'speech' that is just as protected as written speech? The answer is yes, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said in overturning the lower court's ruling. The lower court ruled that a Facebook 'like' is 'insufficient speech to ... [Washington Times - Politics] [Read More]

Reid: Senate GOP will share blame for government shutdown

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:02:00 -0700

Reid said if Senate Republicans back the House measure, they'll share responsibility for shutting down the government. Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

House bill would take 3.8 million off food stamps

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:01:12 -0700

Washington (CNNMoney) - House Republicans on Thursday will take up a controversial bill cutting 3.8 million people from food stamp rolls next year by making it tougher for some families to qualify. The bill would cut $40 billion from food stamps over the next decade, which would force about 14 million people from the... [CNN Political Ticker] [Read More]

Reid: 'Any bill that defunds Obamacare is dead'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:00:47 -0700

Democratic leadership indicates that they won't back away from their position. [POLITICO - Congress] [Read More]

Man gets 25 years in Family Research Council shooting

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:58:06 -0700

Washington (CNN) The Virginia man who pleaded guilty to shooting a Family Research Council employee last year was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison. Floyd Corkins has said he disagreed with the Family Research Council's stance against gay marriage. [CNN Political Ticker] [Read More]

President Obama's remarks at meeting of the Export Council (transcript)

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:49:46 -0700

President Obama's remarks at meeting of the Export Council [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

Ads show 'Uncle Sam' in exam room

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:48:03 -0700

A conservative-leaning youth organization aimes to discourage people to sign up for Obamacare. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

Ex-Halliburton manager charged in Gulf spill probe

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:47:00 -0700

NEW ORLEANS A former Halliburton employee was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Anthony Badalamenti, who had been the cementing technology director for Halliburton Energy Services Inc., was charged in federal court Thursday with instructing two other... [Washington Times - Politics] [Read More]

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner gave $86K in raises before resigning

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:44:16 -0700

Bob Filner handed out $86,000 in raises to several of his staff members prior to resigning in disgrace as mayor of San Diego, a local television station revealed . Mr. Filner authorized the raises before leaving office amid a sexual harassment lawsuit and allegations by 19 different women, including ... [Washington Times - Politics] [Read More]

Pence earns high marks in GOP polls

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:39:06 -0700

A GOP poll says the Indiana governor earned strong marks from 60 percent of Indiana voters. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

Pelosi: 'Across-the-board' Dem opposition to GOP spending bill

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:34:00 -0700

The House minority leader said the 'mood is not favorable' for the $986 billion in spending proposed by Republicans. Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

Obama says health law has helped revive the economy

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:24:00 -0700

As Republicans target the Affordable Care Act as part of negotiations over a budget deal, President Obama defended his signature legislation on Thursday, saying that Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

Report: Gingrey gripes $172K salary

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:23:39 -0700

The comments, which came in a closed-door meeting of Republicans, angered some of the aides. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

Mom linked to arrested man in Georgia abduction case

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:19:50 -0700

ELLENWOOD, Ga. (AP) Police records show that the mother of a 14-year-old kidnapping victim was arrested in the same drug case as one of the men arrested in the girl's disappearance. Two men are in custody after police say Ayvani Hope Perez was taken at gunpoint from her Ellenwood ... [Washington Times - Politics] [Read More]

FLOTUS to industry: Boost broccoli

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:18:34 -0700

'You all can sell just about anything to our kids,' Michelle Obama says. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

Boehner challenges Senate GOP to 'get the job done' on defunding

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:17:00 -0700

I expect my Senate colleagues to be up for the battle,' the Speaker said. Read more... [The Hill] [Read More]

Norton to meet police after Navy Yard

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:11:29 -0700

Her office will meet with officers over allegations that a tactical team was ordered to stand down. [POLITICO - Congress] [Read More]

Mark Duggan police 'planted' a gun, inquest will hear

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:08:56 -0700

Police planted a gun 10 to 20 feet away from the body of Mark Duggan after the shooting that led ... [TimesOnline: World] [Read More]

Boehner: Defunding Battle 'Has Been Won' in House, 'Just Beginning' in Senate

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:08:39 -0700

By: Susan Jones Boehner: Defunding Battle 'Has Been Won' in the House, 'Just Beginning' in Senate read more [ Headlines] [Read More]

Brendan Rodgers urges Liverpool supporters to contact IPCC over Hillsborough statements

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:50:56 -0700

Brendan Rodgers has urged any Liverpool supporters who gave police statements in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster to make ... [TimesOnline: World] [Read More]

New legless lizards found in California

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:45:19 -0700

They live at the end of a runway at one of the nation's busiest airports, and only now has anyone cared to identify them and even give them a name. [ - Most Popular] [Read More]

Kennedy gets warm reception

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:32:57 -0700

'I can think of no country in which I would rather serve than Japan,' says the former first daughter. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

$400 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Lexington, South Carolina

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:27:12 -0700

You were more likely to be struck by lightning or attacked by a shark -- maybe even at the same time -- than win Wednesday night's Powerball drawing. [ - Most Popular] [Read More]

DeLay conviction overturned

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:22:17 -0700

(CNN) Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's conviction on money laundering charges was overturned Thursday by a court in Texas. DeLay, who was once one of the most powerful men on Capitol Hill, was convicted in 2010 for allegedly trying to influence Texas elections by trying to channel nearly $200,000 in corporate... [CNN Political Ticker] [Read More]

Boehner to Obama: Talk to Reid

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:18:34 -0700

Says he won't shuttle back and forth from the W.H. [POLITICO - Congress] [Read More]

The Hammer's redemption

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:12:42 -0700

An appeals court has overturned the former House majority leader's money-laundering conviction. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

JPMorgan hit with $920M settlement

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:11:23 -0700

The bank agrees to pay regulators and to admit wrongdoing over massive trading losses last year. [POLITICO - Politics '08] [Read More]

Levin: 'The French Republicans...Can't Produce the Votes for Surrender' on Obamacare

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:08:57 -0700

Last night, Mark Levin blasted Republicans who had been reluctant to fight to defund Obamacare, calling them 'French Republicans' and saying they were 'forced to fight' because 'they can't produce Mark Levin.jpg ... [ Headlines] [Read More]

Tom DeLay's money laundering conviction overturned

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:00:00 -0700

A Texas appeals court has overturned former Rep. Tom DeLay's conviction on money laundering charges, releasing an opinion Thursday morning saying that prosecutors never proved the Texas Republican and one-time powerful majority leader of the House benefited from criminal activity. The court, in a 2-1 ruling,... [Washington Times - Politics] [Read More]