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  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:44:23 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...
    President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis...
  • House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

    House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:44:10 GMT
    The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
    The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
  • House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:44:09 GMT
    The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.
    The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.
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  • Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:12:44 GMT
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican...
    The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a...
  • Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

    Senate Dems spent $14M in August to keep majority

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:21:34 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm, defending a narrow majority heading into November's elections, spent more than $14 million last month, committee aides said Tuesday.
  • GOP blocks women's bill, Dems see campaign fodder

    GOP blocks women's bill, Dems see campaign fodder

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:32:07 GMT
    Senate Republicans were ready to derail an election-season drive by Democrats on Monday to pressure employers to pay women the same as men for comparable jobs.
    Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Monday aimed at pressuring employers to pay women the same as men, a vote Democrats knew they would lose but scheduled in hopes of attracting support from female voters in...
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