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First set of Hillary Clinton emails published online
www.bbc.co.uk
State Department releases hundreds of emails - many relating to the attack in Benghazi, Libya - from Hillary Clinton's private email account. [...]
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Republicans May Be Obamacare’s Saviors
www.bloombergview.com
Party could take the blame for Supreme Court ruling. [...]
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Obama tells people of Israel: America has your back
www.usnews.com
President Barack Obama is addressing one of the largest Jewish congregations in Washington to highlight efforts to combat anti-Semitism, a problem he says has created an intimidating environment worldwide for Jewish families. [...]
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Lee H. Hamilton: There is a way forward for Congress
www.tulsaworld.com
There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. [...]
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Experts Blast New York Times Hit Piece On EPA
thinkprogress.org
The New York Times put a 1,700-word piece on its front page Tuesday accusing EPA of violating federal laws on grassroots campaigning -- despite knowing the accusation is not true, a fact buried deep in the article. [...]
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Obama urges Congress to move quickly on U.S. trade facilitation bill
whbl.com
President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to move quickly to pass a trade facilitation and enforcement bill that the U.S. Senate has agreed to consider by the end of June. [...]
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Cuba Said to Find Bank Willing to Handle U.S. Transactions
www.bloomberg.com
Cuba has found a Florida bank willing to handle its future business in Washington, removing a major impediment to the communist country opening an embassy in the U.S. [...]
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Paul Ryan Lies About Amtrak While Pledging No Republican Infrastructure Funding
www.politicususa.com
Instead of acknowledging that as an austerity-minded Republican his only priority and primary goal for serving in the House cutting infrastructure spending, Ryan warned that Congress is in no way going to "rush to judgment and try doubling the size of government programs" just because some people died in an accident he said was caused by "human error." [...]
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Why Obama Is Wrong and Warren Is Right on Trade Bill Quarrel
www.bloomberg.com
Elizabeth Warren has warned leery Democrats that a fast-track trade bill could undo U.S. laws such as the Dodd-Frank banking regulations later. A number of constitutional scholars and other legal experts say she’s right. [...]
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Ted Cruz: I Won Those Purple Hearts!
www.thedailybeast.com
The senator claims on the campaign trail that he was the reason the Fort Hood soldiers shot in a 2009 attack were awarded Purple Hearts. Why that’s stretching the truth just a tad. [...]
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Former NSA official: Secret phone records grab a mistake
www.usnews.com
A former National Security Agency official says the decision to keep secret the collection of U.S. calling records was a strategic blunder that set the stage for Edward Snowden's unauthorized disclosures and ultimately harmed U.S. national security. [...]
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GOP Split Over Bill To Let Immigrants In U.S. Illegally Serve In Military
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Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children to serve. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it. [...]
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Does Anybody Want $3 Billion in Cash From Pot Sales? Big Banks Say No, Thanks
www.bloomberg.com
The U.S. government has opened a new line of business for America’s biggest banks, and for once they don’t want it. Little wonder: it’s cash from legalized marijuana. [...]
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US records biggest budget surplus in 7 years – US News
www.usnews.com
The Treasury Department says a flood of tax payments pushed government receipts up to an all-time high in April and left the country with the largest monthly budget surplus in seven years. [...]
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Will Congress save illegal NSA spying program?
www.waxahachietx.com
This week the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA’s metadata collection program was not authorized in U.S. law. The PATRIOT Act, under which the program began, was too vague, the court found. But the truth is the Act was intended to be vague so that the government could interpret it in the broadest possible way. [...]
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