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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

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“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

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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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Click here for: Monday, December 22

● Whale supporters cited for contempt

● Bogus gift returns are $10.9 billion fraud

● Traffic fatalities were down in 2013

● 21.8 million are on public payrolls

● FOIA suit seeks Bergdahl documents

● U.S. made money on auto bailout

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – December 20-22, 2014

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New E.U. sanctions against Crimea go into effect, Liberia holds elections and President Obama hits the Sunday morning talk show circuit.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 19, 2014

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President Obama disagrees with Sony’s decision to scrap release of “The Interview,” and Ban Ki-moon surveys Ebola-affected West Africa.

Obama: Benefits Of Keystone Would Be Minimal

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“There is very little impact, nominal impact, on U.S. gas prices, what the average American consumer cares about,” Obama said.

Pentagon: Hagel Briefed Friday On Army’s Report On Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl, who was held in Afghanistan for five years as prisoner of a pro-Taliban group, was released in a prisoner exchange with five Taliban commanders previously held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in May.

Obama: Sony ‘Made A Mistake’ In Pulling Controversial Film

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“We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can impose censorship here in the United States,” Obama said.