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House, Senate talks over VA fix in chaos as recess looms

Fox News  |  7/25/14 1:12 PM

A massive and costly package meant to address the litany of problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs was getting caught in the congressional grinder Thursday, as House and Senate lawmakers clashed over how to iron out differences in their competing bills.

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Bipartisan Health Bills: Medical Leave, Congressional Plans and Chronic Care Coverage

Roll Call (CQ)  |  7/25/14 10:31 AM

Despite bitter congressional wrangling over the health care overhaul law and health spending priorities, several bills introduced this week suggest there is some bipartisan consensus on health care issues.

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Fight heats up over EPA sabotage of Alaska gold mine

Fox News  |  7/25/14 10:15 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

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Simas Ignores Subpoena Again as White House Defies Issa

Roll Call (CQ)  |  7/25/14 9:58 AM

Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday to honor a congressional subpoena.

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Should There Be a System for Resolving Small Copyright Claims?

Roll Call (CQ)  |  7/25/14 9:57 AM

Some lawmakers appear interested in the idea of a small claims system for resolving copyright infringement disputes, or were at least asking questions about it at a House hearing Thursday.

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Cruise ship horror stories

CNN  |  7/25/14 9:56 AM

Travelers tell of raw sewage, rape and death aboard cruise ships at a hearing for a Cruise Passenger Protection bill.

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Cruz: FAA ban was political

CNN  |  7/25/14 9:56 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz talks says that the Obama administration stopped flights to Israel to push a foreign policy agenda.

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Hillary's liberal problem

CNN  |  7/25/14 9:55 AM

To prove she wasn't just an opportunist hoping to use a U.S. Senate seat in New York as a ticket to bigger things, then-first lady Hillary Clinton tried to show voters that she cared about their values and views -- she listened.

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Toomey Would Skip Most Environmental Reviews In Post-Disaster Rebuilding

Roll Call (CQ)  |  7/25/14 9:52 AM

When the Senate takes up a bill next week to refill the Highway Trust Fund, it will get a chance to debate an amendment offered by Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey that would speed up construction of transportation infrastructure after natural disasters.

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Police’s common sense trouble: How minor offense situations turn deadly

Salon  |  7/25/14 9:50 AM

The best officers can discern when asserting is important. Failing to instantly obey doesn't have to lead to death

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