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Reid: Putin Involved With “Neo-Nazi Thugs”

“News reports of disturbing, anti-Semitic pamphlets show the kind of neo-Nazi thugs with whom Vladimir Putin is willing to associate,” Reid said on Thursday.

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McAllister Staffer Accused Of Leaking Video Steps Down

McAllister’s chief of staff told the Monroe News-Star, a local paper, that Gordon was not fired.

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Reps. Royce, Engel To Lead House Delegation To Ukraine

The trip is in an effort to “access the effect of ongoing U.S. efforts to support Ukraine.”

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Report: McConnell Predicts Rocky Road For Burwell

Burwell will be taking the reins from departing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who faced criticism in her closing months at the Department over the law’s botched roll out.

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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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Senator Stages Congressional Scenes For Campaign Video

Republicans are calling on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to issue a clarification.

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Dem Challenger Grimes Out-Fundraises McConnell

Grimes, a Democrat, brought in $2.7 million, while McConnell raised $2.4 million.

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Boehner, House GOP’ers In Afghanistan

The lawmakers met with General Joseph Dunford, the Commander of coalition forces in the country, and U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham.

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Marsha Blackburn Weighing White House Run?

Blackburn has not previously been widely seen as a potential 2016 contender.

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Reid Applauds Burwell, Calls For Quick Confirmation

“Director Burwell deserves timely confirmation, and I hope my Republican colleagues will work with us to ensure we fill this important position.”

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Obama Signs Bill Banning Iranian Diplomat From U.S.

Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.

Homs, Syria A “Theatre Of Death And Destruction”: UN Envoy

Recent fighting in the city has cut its residents off from urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, the opposition Syrian National Coalition said.

Crimea Will Be Ours Again: Ukraine PM

Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine is ready to fight to hold onto the annexed region, but will concentrate on working with the international community.

Review On Keystone Pipeline Delayed, Again

The delayed review of the pipeline now likely takes the issue off the table for the upcoming November elections.

White House: Antisemitic Flyers Disturbing, But Origins Unclear

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday told TRNS he wasn’t sure who was behind antisemitic flyers in eastern Ukraine.

Experts: Despite Little Progress, ‘Pivot To Asia’ Not Yet Dead

Senior Administration Officials

A talk hosted by The Brookings Institution looked at how the Obama administration can still make it’s ‘pivot to Asia’ work despite lost time.