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  • Republican Fiorina calls for scrapping Wall Street oversight law

    April 9, 2015 3:32 PM 62

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Carly Fiorina, a potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, has called for the massive Wall Street oversight law to be tossed out, saying in an interview with the Washington newspaper The Hill that it would not prevent another financial crisis. Fiorina said in the video interview, which was released on Thursday, that the 2010 Dodd-Frank

  • Scandals skewer Hillary in swing states

    April 9, 2015 3:31 PM 78

    SCANDALS SKEWER HILLARY IN SWING STATES As news of another suspect foreign entanglement hits Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a new survey shows how damaging the fallout from her scandal twin-bill of secret email servers and foreign buckraking have been. A Quinnipiac University poll out today says Clinton’s lead is collapsing against leading

  • U.S. liberal groups push congressional Democrats on Iran nuclear bills

    April 9, 2015 2:16 PM 61

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. progressive groups rallied on Thursday to persuade Democratic senators not to support a bill giving Congress a vote on a nuclear deal with Iran, echoing the White House's insistence that the measure could blow up delicate negotiations. Five groups - CREDO, Daily Kos, Democracy for America, MoveOn.org Political Action and USAction

  • The Note: Prickly Paul

    April 9, 2015 1:28 PM 72

    --PAUL PICKS ABORTION FIGHT WITH DNC CHAIR: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz challenged Paul to explain whether he opposes rape, incest, life-of-mother exceptions on abortion. "You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s okay killing a 7-pound baby that hasn't been born yet," Paul countered when a reporter posed the question to him, following

  • Right to Bear Arms? Gun grabbing sweeping the nation

    April 9, 2015 1:15 PM 95

    Cherished family heirlooms were among the 21 firearms Michael Roberts surrendered to the Torrance Police Department in 2010, after his doctor filed a restraining order against him. The court order was the result of a dispute Roberts had with a member of the doctor’s staff and, after Roberts pleaded no contest, the matter was resolved. Yet, even though

  • Congress probes Clinton email scandal using new favorite tool

    April 9, 2015 12:20 PM 61

    Hillary Clinton. Former baseball stars Miguel Tejada, Chuck Knoblauch, Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens. Senior leaders at the U.S. Secret Service. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke. Assistant Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur. IRS Agent Gary Muthert. Answer: All have been summoned to Capitol Hill under lawmakers' new favorite investigative

  • Morning Must Reads: April 9

    April 9, 2015 11:52 AM 3

    The bystander who filmed the police shooting death of an apparently unarmed black man in South Carolina over the weekend spoke out in a new interview Wednesday. Asked about how quickly he realized what he had documented, Feidin Santana said, “I knew right away” Frances Bean Cobain spoke about her father, her mother Courtney Love and the upcoming Kurt Cobain

  • Warren challenges Hillary: 'I'd like to see her address all of these issues'

    April 9, 2015 10:41 AM 4

    Potential Democratic challenger Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday presented a list of key issues from trade to wages that she wants 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton to address in her campaign for president. "I'd like to see her address all of these issues," said Warren on CBS "This Morning" while promoting her book, "A Fighting Chance

  • Testiness at ‘Today’: Why Rand Paul lectured Savannah Guthrie

    April 9, 2015 9:26 AM 63

    Rand Paul’s media rollout was going just fine until he got ticked off at Savannah Guthrie. The newly minted presidential candidate does not shy away from the media. After a well-received announcement speech on Tuesday, he did a video interview with Politico, which was embargoed until an hourlong sitdown with Sean Hannity aired that night. But Paul can get defensive

  • Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

    April 9, 2015 9:03 AM 63

    Supporters and opponents gathered in a hearing room inside California's Capitol to talk about whether the state should eliminate the personal belief exemption, which gives parents a lot of leeway regarding immunizations. A California bill that would allow students to opt out of mandatory school vaccinations only if they have a medical condition that justifies