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  • Jindal calls on Republicans to pass an Obamacare alternative

    "One of the things I'd like to see -- and I understand, you've got consultants in town telling Republicans 'don't pass anything, because then they can beat you up for it' - I'd like to see Republicans pass an alternative," Jindal said during a lunch at the Heritage Foundation.

  • Healthcare.gov got go-ahead despite flaws

    Department of Health and Human Services officials knew of the security risks before launching healthcare.gov, the troubled website for the Obamacare health insurance program.

  • Senate confirms two nuclear regulators

    Stephen G. Burns and Jeffery M. Baran are the newest members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after earning votes of 60-40 and 56-44, respectively. The move brings the commission's split to three Democrats -- chairwoman Allison Macfarlane being the other one -- and two Republicans.

  • Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme." The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit education company's private student loans. Corinthian misled...

  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging...

  • Senate Republicans support Obama's Islamic State plan

    Senate Republicans say they will support President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, even if some of their GOP colleagues in the House have significant reservations.

  • Klobuchar will headline key Iowa event

    Hillary Clinton will return to Iowa with former President Clinton on Sunday for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign to attend a steak fry and look for political redemption.

  • House advances funding, Syria bill

    The House on Tuesday voted by a narrow margin to advance government funding legislation that includes a provision to authorize President Obama to equip and train Syrians to fight against Islamic terrorists.

  • Poll: Chicago is 'America's most dangerous city'

    New poll finds American view Chicago, President Obama's hometown, as the nation's most dangerous city.

  • NASA to partner with business on spaceflights

    NASA will reveal which one or two private companies will win the rights to send astronauts to the International Space Station under its Commercial Crew Program, the Associated Press reported.

  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a...

  • Now there's a Super PAC dedicated to defending the Export-Import Bank

    "Americans for the ExIm Bank" is now a SuperPAC, having filed documents with the FEC.

  • Immigration is American

    America needs immigrants. Immigrants co-founded most of Silicon Valley's start-ups. The Patent Office says immigrants invent things at twice the rate of native-born Americans.

  • Senate bill takes aim at Redskins

    Sen. Maria Cantwell announced Tuesday that she will introduce a bill to strip the NFL's tax-exempt status over its failure to force the team to change its name, which many Native Americans find offensive.

  • Analysts now see Democrats keeping Senate

    Independent political analysts are feeling more bullish about Democrats' chances of keeping the Senate. That's a dramatic change from last week, when most predictions put the Republican gain at either six or seven Senate seats.



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