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Report: 44,000 Duplicate Voters In Virginia, Maryland

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

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With TV Grant, Gov. Scott Aims For Hispanic Hipsters

Gov. Rick Scott is aiming for Hispanic hipsters with a grant to help launch Fusion TV in Miami.

The Republican made a splash in Miami last year when he pledged $5 million in state money to help launch the new youth-oriented Fusion network.

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Grassley Probes IRS-Social Security Skim

Sen. Charles Grassley is demanding answers from Treasury and Social Security. Photo/TRNS

“Is it fair and reasonable to pursue debts from the surviving children for payments to the parents?” the Iowa Republican asked.

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Chinese Ask: Where’s The Beef … And Visas?

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A bankrupt meatpacking plant in South Dakota has left Chinese investors without promised visas, and another black eye for America’s EB-5 immigration program.

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Taxing Day: IRS Seizes Refunds From Parents’ Social Security

BACKING OFF? Social Security announced Monday that the IRS will only hold refunds from "overpayment" cases during the past 10 years.

Along with death and taxes, add a third certainty in life: taxes after death.

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Consumer Alert: Dodd-Frank Melting Down Banks

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Financial regulations imposed after the 2008 Wall Street crash are backfiring on consumers and pose a “compliance nightmare” for lenders.

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What Cuts? Defense Spending Tops $1 Trillion

A new report says record defense spending has "squandered" resources.

Contrary to a media mantra of supposed military cutbacks, defense-related spending is on track to surpass $1 trillion.

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‘Alarming Mismanagement’ At Foreign-Student Program

Sen. Charles Grassley is demanding answers from Treasury and Social Security. Photo/TRNS

A fast-growing foreign-student work program is taking jobs from U.S. citizens, while its “alarming mismanagement” poses a national security threat, critics charge.

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Eric Cantor Feels Heat Over Immigration ‘Boondoggle’

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Two Republican congressional candidates in Virginia say the federal investor-visa program is “ripe with abuse” and that it’s time for a House cleaning.

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Trying To Pick Business Winners, South Dakota Comes Up A Loser

CHALLENGER: South Dakota Republican gubernatorial candidate doesn't like the way her state has been doing business.

Bankruptcies, a suspicious suicide and an FBI investigation have cast a pall over foreign-investment ventures in South Dakota.

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Pelosi Rules Out Support For Ground Troops In ISIS Fight

Nancy Pelosi wasn't wrong when she said U.S. energy dollars would go to the Midwest, not the Middle East. But more than $7 billion in corn-fed ethanol governments subsidies have helped raise the price of food -- and fuel. Photo/Charlotte Gibson TRNS

“It’s a blanket no for me,” Pelosi said.

TRNS News Notes- 9/17/14

Obama: Ebola “spiraling out of control”
Alexander: Ebola as serious as ISIS
Dempsey for ground forces in Iraq?
“Whack-a-mole” campaign
Congress divided on Obama’s Syria plan
Benghazi Select Committee hearing today

Click here for: Wednesday, September 17

● Candidates grab $1.1 billion by mid-year

● Rochester man faces terrorism charges

● Corinthian colleges sued for predatory lending

● U.S. poverty rate declined in 2013

● Concussion app is designed for everyone

● Retirement nest eggs grow

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – September 17, 2014

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Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly testifies before Congress, a new report on the Healthcare.gov website, and a Fed decision on changing U.S. interest rates.

Poll: Pat Roberts Behind Independent Challenger

Public Policy Polling shows a 10 point gap in the Kansas Senate race.

Obama Meets With Military Envoy Tasked To Battle ISIS

Gen. John Allen has been appointed as Special Envoy to develop an international coalition and military strategy to combat the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria