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  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 7:13 pm
    The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.
  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 6:28 pm
    A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state -- and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.
  • House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 6:13 pm
    In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 5:48 pm
    Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow.
  • Private email questions emerge as Clinton nears 2016 bid
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 3:44 pm
    Republicans are signaling that questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state will follow her into her widely anticipated presidential campaign.
  • AP INTERVIEW: Reid wants Congress to delay Iran legislation
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 3:16 pm
    Key Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Harry Reid announced their opposition Wednesday to fast action on a bill giving Congress final say on any nuclear deal with Iran.
  • House panel issues subpoena for Clinton's personal emails
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 2:48 pm
    A House committee investigating the deadly 2012 terror attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has subpoenaed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal emails pertinent to its probe.
  • Rep. Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski's Senate seat
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 2:24 pm
    U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Barbara Mikulski retires.
  • Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 2:24 pm
    The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even as the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter.
  • Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 2:08 pm
    With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.
  • Obama signs Homeland Security funding bill into law
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 1:28 pm
    President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year.
  • GOP education chairman anticipates vote on education bill
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 1:26 pm
    The Republican chairman of the House education committee said Wednesday he was blindsided by conservative opposition to his rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law and will take the next week to try to clear up misconceptions.
  • Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 12:56 pm
    The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.
  • Clinton email policy violated Obama administration guidance
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 12:48 pm
    Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official business as secretary of state was not illegal, it violated Obama administration guidance and undermined his pledge of historic transparency.
  • Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different
    Associated Press | March 04, 2015 12:32 pm
    The never-ending political fight over health care hit the Supreme Court Wednesday, and insurance coverage for millions of Americans is on the line.