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  • Senators quiz military chiefs, criticize US fight against IS
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:48 pm
    Facing blistering criticism from Republican senators, Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. has only 60 trainees in a program to prepare and arm thousands of moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants.
  • Lawmakers: Feds should have deported SFC man before killing
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:48 pm
    Lawmakers criticized federal officials Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant with multiple felony convictions and an outstanding drug warrant who allegedly went on to murder a woman in San Francisco.
  • Biden to hail gay marriage ruling in NYC appearance
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:44 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden will hail the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide in an appearance in New York.
  • Clinton, in Iowa, warns about GOP control of White House
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:44 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning the nation about taking a "big U-turn" to a Republican in the White House, pointing to her husband's economic record as a model.
  • Court upholds ban on contractor political contributions
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:28 pm
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ban on government contractors donating money to federal candidates or political parties, a prohibition that has been on the books for 70 years.
  • 70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:28 pm
    At age 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944.
  • Former Colorado mayor says he will run for Senate
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 11:52 am
    Greg Lopez, a Republican and former director of the Colorado office of the Small Business Administration, is running for U.S. Senate in a longshot bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
  • EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 11:37 am
    A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
  • Rubio jabs both parties in economic pitch
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 10:28 am
    Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio called for lower corporate tax rates, looser Internet regulation and broader college accreditation on Tuesday, in an economic policy speech that denounced the old ways of both political parties yet drew from the longstanding GOP belief that tax cuts are the key to growth.
  • Obama hosts Vietnam Communist Party chief at White House
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 10:28 am
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that despite differences between the United States and Vietnam over "political philosophy," the two countries are deepening cooperation on health, climate and other issues.
  • Clinton says Puerto Rican economy deserves 'fair shot'
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 10:08 am
    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday said Congress and the Obama administration should help Puerto Rico restructure its debts under a Chapter 9 bankruptcy, saying the island commonwealth needs partners to "get on a path toward stability and prosperity."
  • US job openings stay high, but actual hiring falters in May
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 9:49 am
    Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May. It's a sign that companies are expecting continued economic growth, but the level of advertised jobs hasn't driven the same kind of increase in actual hiring.
  • Obama chimes in on pop culture, 140 characters at a time
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 9:20 am
    After dipping his toe in the online world of Twitter years ago, President Barack Obama is now jumping in head-first, popping off tweets at all hours of the day about pop culture, sports and even Supreme Court rulings.
  • IMF: Financial risks growing at US insurers, mutual funds
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 8:12 am
    The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that American stock prices are high and U.S. insurers and mutual funds are vulnerable to financial shocks. It also urged Congress not to weaken financial regulations passed in 2010.
  • As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
    Associated Press | July 07, 2015 12:12 am
    Worried about "Republican-on-Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether.
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