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  • 'Inexcusable' changes in Veterans Affairs IG report slammed by veterans' groups

    AMVETS and Concerned Veterans for America issued a joint statement calling changes made to the IG's final report "inexcusable."

  • US stocks end higher ahead of Fed meeting results

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing broadly higher as investors await the results of a key meeting by the Federal Reserve. All 10 industry groups in the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose Tuesday, led by health care, utilities and energy companies. The Dow rose 100 points, or 0.6...

  • Harry Reid: Democrats doing 'just fine' in push to keep control of Senate

    If the November elections were held today, "we'd be just fine," Reid said.

  • Jindal calls on GOP to pass — or at least debate — 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...

  • 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.



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