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Senate clears hurdle for Labor secretary nominee

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 18, 2013, file photo, Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination. The Senate voted by the slimmest margin Wednesday, July 17, 2013, to end a filibuster against President Barack Obama’s choice to head...

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House votes to delay parts of health care law

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., center, and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., right, chairman of the House Education Committee, walk to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote to delay the individual and employer mandates of President Barack Obama’s...

UC Regents confirm Muslim student to board

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sadia Saifuddin, left, talks with regent Richard Blum, right, after her confirmation at a University of California Board of Regents meeting Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in San Francisco. The University of California’s governing board confirmed the first...

ACLU: Police record license plates by the millions

July 17, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

An Alexandria Police Department squad car is seen outfitted with a license plate scanner mounted to the trunk, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Alexandria, Va. Local police departments across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the location and...

Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall

July 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this July 15, 2013, photo President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony to present the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award to Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, from Union, Iowa, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Obama on Tuesday, July 16,...

Liz Cheney: Time for ‘new generation’ in US Senate

July 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 19, 2011 file photo shows Liz Cheney, in Chicago at the Union League Club of Chicago’s Authors Group. Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney says she will run against Wyoming’s senior U.S. senator in next...

Signed copy of Rowling book could mean big money

July 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers during a photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: “The Casual Vacancy”, at the Southbank Centre in London. Not many people read “The...

As cyber attacks detonate, banks gird for battle

July 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A surveillance sign is posted outside a Bank of America branch on Peachtree Street, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Atlanta. Banks large and small are girding for an elaborate drill this week that will test how they’d fare if hackers unleashed a powerful and...

Senate steps back from brink in nominations fight

July 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., joined by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, speak to reporters after the Senate stepped back from the brink of a political meltdown, clearing the way for confirmation of one of President Barack Obama’s long-stalled...

Filibuster fight: Senators scrapping over nominees

July 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 1957 file photo, Sen.Strom Thurmond, D-SC, gives a wave as he leaves the Senate chamber at end of his 24 hour, 19 minute one-man filibuster against the compromise civil rights bills. The effort went for naught however, as less...