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  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 11:01 am
    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.
  • CEO group: Trade would increase hiring in US
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 10:56 am
    Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for their companies overseas.
  • Obama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 10:56 am
    President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress.
  • No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 10:45 am
    Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus.
  • Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 9:37 am
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.
  • Republicans criticize Clinton's email practices
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 9:36 am
    Potential Republican presidential candidates are wasting no time in questioning Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address.
  • Israeli leader thanks US, Obama for aid, warns about Iran
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 8:33 am
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) is thanking the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, and warning of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival.
  • 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 8:24 am
    Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end.
  • O'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 8:00 am
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 6:56 am
    The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.
  • US intelligence official: Iran involved in fight against IS
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 4:40 am
    America's top intelligence official says Iran is involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
  • VP Biden to headline gay rights group's convention
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 3:05 am
    Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week to the nation's largest gay rights group.
  • Ferguson News Guide: No charges expected for policeman
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 12:32 am
    The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks of protests.
  • Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 9:08 pm
    Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.
  • Man who tried to scale White House barrier won't be charged
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 7:28 pm
    A man charged with trying to climb a barrier set up outside the White House has entered into an agreement with prosecutors to have his case dismissed.