Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers
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Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is not expected to appear at Netroots Nation, an annual convention of liberal activists and bloggers who are often courted by Democratic presidential candidates. Organizers of the event said Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have confirmed to appear at the July 16-19 conference … Continue reading

Bush on NSA surveillance lapse
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Bush on NSA surveillance lapse

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The latest from an economic conference in Florida where some of the leading Republican presidential candidates and likely candidates spoke Tuesday, June 2, 2015: ___ 4 p.m. (EDT) Jeb Bush says those who criticize the government’s surveillance powers are going to wish they were in place if the … Continue reading

Obama’s trade agenda faces tough battle heading into House 
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Obama’s trade agenda faces tough battle heading into House 

  WASHINGTON (AP) — After several near-death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized House. Anti-trade forces have struggled to ignite public outrage over Obama’s bid to enact new free-trade agreements, but Democratic opposition in Congress … Continue reading

Clinton received sensitive info on private email account
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Clinton received sensitive info on private email account

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified “secret” at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a … Continue reading

Veterans Hospital Denver
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Veterans Hospital Denver

  DENVER (AP) — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. But the really heavy lifting will be done 1,500 miles away in Washington. The U.S. Senate agreed Friday to raise the project’s spending cap by $100 … Continue reading

U.S. NSA Surveillance
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U.S. NSA Surveillance

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate appeared headed for early Saturday morning votes on whether to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, raising the possibility of a halt to that collection program and two less controversial surveillance techniques designed to track spies and terrorists. With the House already gone for a … Continue reading

US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
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US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

  DETROIT (AP) — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat global warming — and don’t require congressional approval. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to unveil plans Thursday at Michigan State University, where Obama signed … Continue reading

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Air Combat Command vice commander reprimanded

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds of airmen that anyone who passes information to Congress about the aging A-10 Warthog’s capabilities is committing treason, according to a report … Continue reading

Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs’ fees
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Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs’ fees

  WASHINGTON (AP) — An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck — if they can. Boehner, R-Ohio, has taken the unusual step … Continue reading

Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties
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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … Continue reading

AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement
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AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful Appropriations Committee, will not run for re-election, Democratic officials say. The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat, now in her fifth term, is set to make a statement at … Continue reading