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  • Cattlemen's group won't get involved in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's dispute with government

    Sean Lengell | 04/16/14 06:52 PM

    A Nevada cattle rancher group expressed sympathy for embattled cattleman Cliven Bundy in his increasingly tense confrontation with the federal government over grazing rights, but it stopped short of getting involved. "Nevada Cattlemen's Association does not feel it is our place to interfere in...

  • Eric Cantor slams Obama for 'partisan messaging' on immigration reform

    Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 06:37 PM

    Update: A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, has issued a response to Cantor's statement, included in the story below. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a highly critical statement Wednesday, slamming President Obama for what he called “partisan...

  • 2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote

    04/16/14 06:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over whether workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee can unionize is moving to Washington. Two House Democrats said Wednesday they will investigate whether Republicans in that state may have violated "or otherwise run afoul" of any federal laws ahead of a...

  • Warner stresses bipartisan record at Shad Planking

    04/16/14 06:00 PM

    WAKEFIELD, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen Mark Warner touted his bipartisan bona fides Wednesday in rural Virginia at the 66th annual Shad Planking, a political rite of spring in the Old Dominion. Warner, a Democrat, told a largely Republican crowd of several hundred there are people of good will in...

  • Obama administration planning fixes to immigration law in coming weeks

    Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 05:47 PM

    House Democrats, who are stepping up the pressure on Republicans to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation, said Tuesday the Obama administration is getting ready to take executive action on the matter very soon. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told...

  • Holder urges use of overdose-reversal drug

    04/16/14 05:45 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike. When administered in a timely manner,...

  • Obama, Joe Biden announce $600 million for jobs training initiatives

    Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 05:04 PM

    President Obama on Wednesday announced initiatives he said would better train American workers to fill high-skilled jobs, his latest effort to push his economic agenda without Congress.

  • GOP bashes Minnesota's Rick Nolan for appearance by Peter, Paul and Mary's Peter Yarrow

    Betsy Woodruff | 04/16/14 03:43 PM

    Conservatives and Republicans in Minnesota are objecting to Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan putting on a fundraiser featuring an appearance by the Peter, Paul and Mary singer who pleaded guilty years ago to taking "immoral and indecent liberties" with a 14-year-old girl.

  • U.S. Navy sends ship to aid in South Korea ferry rescue

    Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 03:37 PM

    The United States on Wednesday offered assistance to South Korea after a ferry sank off the country's coast leaving hundreds missing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “The U.S. stands ready to assist as...

  • White House: U.S. has 'prepared' new sanctions for Russia

    Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 03:26 PM

    The White House on Wednesday said that the U.S. has prepared new sanctions against Russia amid growing concerns over Ukraine's territorial sovereignty.