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U.S. Freezes Russian Assets

The sanctions are aimed at Vladimir Putin’s inner political circle.

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For GOP, Midterms Are About More Than Just Opposing Obamacare

As Republican strategist Karl Rove points out, “ObamaCare is a potent issue that hurts Democrats badly but isn’t sufficient by itself.”

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Obama Hosts Palestinian Leader

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The White House says that it is “doing everything it can” to help both the Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace.

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Obama Huddles With Immigration Reform Supporters

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was noticeably absent from the private meeting.

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Obama: You May Have To Find A New Doctor

The president said that Americans looking to join an Affordable Care Act exchange may have to switch doctors.

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State Department Promises Sanctions If Referendum Occurs

A senior State Department official said Friday that sanctions against Russia are a foregone conclusion if the referendum goes forward on Sunday.

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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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IRS Believes Russian Hackers Behind Major Data Breach

Two sources briefed on the IRS data breach say they believe Russian hackers stole more than 100,000 taxpayers’ identities to file fraudulent tax refunds

Boston Bomber’s Sentencing Date Set For Late June

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Source: FBI.gov

The April 2013 attacks killed three people and injured hundreds of others.

Trevor Noah To Take Reins Of ‘The Daily Show’ September 28

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Comedy Central made the announcement in a YouTube video Thursday.

Poll: Only Paul, Rubio Pose Threat To Clinton In 2016

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Among the crowded GOP field, only Sens. Rubio and Paul come close to challenging Clinton head-to-head.

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Pataki Announces 2016 White House Bid

From @GovernorPataki

The former New York Gov. joins a growing number of Republican presidential hopefuls that have announced or are expected to announce in the coming days and weeks.