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Scott Brown Inches Closer To New Hampshire Senate Bid

The former Massachusetts Senator, who was voted out in 2012, is expected to launch an exploratory committee.

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U.S. Vaguely Threatening Sanctions Against Russia

The White House noted Thursday that the situation in Ukraine “is not getting better.”

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Holder Proposes Reducing Sentences For Drug Traffickers

If adopted, the plan would shrink the federal prison population by more than 6,500 over the next five years.

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Obama Looks To Expand Overtime Pay

“If you’re working hard [and] barely making ends meet, you should be paid overtime, period,” the president said.

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Obama Defends CIA Director

The president said that CIA Director John Brennan has fully cooperated with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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New Ukrainian Leader Pleads With Putin To “Tear Down This Wall”

Arseniy Yatsenyuk visited the White House today, where President Obama pledged U.S. support for the new regime.

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Sebelius Hints At Special Obamacare Enrollment Periods

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The HHS Secretary said that the administration can create “special enrollment periods” for people who miss the March 31 deadline.

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TRNS News Notes — 3/12/14

CIA/Senate spying&stealing blowup
Reax: senators/Snowden
Senators grill NSA nominee
FL special election: GOP victory
Ukrainian PM meets Obama today
Malaysian plane: confusion

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Koch Responds To Harry Reid

“For the sitting Majority Leader to go out on the Senate and identify two individuals and try to demonize them because they’re trying to exercise their First Amendment rights…we find that very, very troubling.”

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Should The Death Penalty Be Abolished?

Some conservatives who attended CPAC this year say it should be done away with.

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Sending Troops To Europe Was The Right Thing To Do

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President Obama has made the right move by sending some of our troops to Eastern Europe. It’s not a big number, but they create an important buffer between those countries and Russia’s Red Army.

Report: 44,000 Duplicate Voters In Virginia, Maryland

DOUBLING UP? A new report says 44,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland.

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

TRNS News Notes — 4/24/14

News Notes

Obama Asia tour: we’ll defend Japan
Obama: Ukraine sanctions “teed up”
Navy re-assigns ex-Blue Angels commander
Probe: DHS watchdog altered, delayed reports!
FCC upends itself today on net neutrality
FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

Click here for: Thursday, April 24

● Mortgage closings cause consumer pain

● USDA releases $60 million in breastfeeding funds

● FEC unveils an upgrade to website search engine

● Old shipwreck found near Golden Gate Bridge

● Amedisys pays $150 million for Medicare fraud

● Landmarks added to national list

Iraq And Afghanistan Vets To Be Honored In D.C.

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The names of all those who have died in battle since 9/11 will be read aloud at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 24.

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if all four Republican candidates for North Carolina’s senate seat said the sun revolves around the earth?