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    Inspector general says no conflict of interest in pro-Keystone report

    The State Department’s inspector general is dismissing complaints that the department’s favorable review of the Keystone XL pipeline was tainted by a contractor with a conflict of interest. The inspector general concluded in a...

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:05 PM

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    Republicans push for tougher Iran sanctions despite nuclear talks

    WASHINGTON --  Senate Republicans are attempting to resurrect a bill to tighten sanctions on Iran in spite of the president saying it would threaten negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Senate Minority Le...

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:13 PM

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    Lack of coal-waste oversight is under fire after giant spill

    A massive North Carolina coal waste spill into a major river is increasing pressure on the Obama administration to start policing the more than 1,000 such waste storage sites across the nation.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

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    Alaska National Guard members face accusations of sexual misconduct

    Five were members of the guard's recruiting unit and are alleged to have committed the offenses against potential recruits, new recruits, subordinates and others.

    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8:11 AM

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    CBO: $10 minimum wage would cut poverty but also jobs

    Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could lift 900,000 Americans out of poverty but also cost a half million jobs, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday in a report that’s sure to feed a simmering debate over how...

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:39 PM

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    Snow closes DC but much of government still runs

    The White House canceled its daily news briefing. Vice President Joe Biden dropped plans to attend a retreat for congressional Democrats. As a snowstorm socked the nation’s capital, much of the federal government closed Thursday for busine...

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:42 PM

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    As Ted Cruz sits out filibuster, Senate OKs debt increase

    The Senate approved a yearlong increase in the nation’s borrowing limit Wednesday, settling until well after this year’s congressional elections an issue that had triggered three years of gridlock and confrontation between the White ...

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM

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    Senate to take up debt ceiling, could be a fillibuster fight

    The Senate plans to vote today on raising the debt celing, but could need at least five Republican senators to cross the aisle in order to pass it because of a threatened GOP filibuster. Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said he plans a filibuste...

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM

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    Tea party loses as House approves debt ceiling increase without condition

    The House of Representatives voted narrowly Tuesday to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, likely averting a potential default while also suggesting that the tea-party politics that drove the Republicans to three years of unified fiscal and b...

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:21 PM

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    Republicans concede debt limit fight

    The fractured House Republicans will allow an increase in the debt limit to go for a vote without concessions, but Speaker John Boehner can’t guarantee enough Republican support for it to pass.

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:49 AM

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