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Polls give hard-line bloc edge in Israel elections

Posted: 01/17/2013 - Polls give hawkish and religious parties led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a comfortable edge over their center-left rivals ahead of next week's parliamentary elections.

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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

Updated: 01/16/2013 - President Barack Obama on Wednesday launched the most sweeping effort to curb U.S. gun violence in nearly two decades, announcing a $500 million package that sets up a fight with Congress

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Stormy issue of Sandy aid settles down in House

Posted: 01/16/2013 - The political tempest stirred up by Superstorm Sandy appears to have moved on after wreaking havoc among congressional Republicans divided over how much aid to allocate to the victims.

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Tight security, protests expected at inauguration

Posted: 01/16/2013 - City and federal officials are implementing measures intended to prevent calamities, such as a terrorist attack, and to address more mundane concerns, such as slow-moving security lines and cold weather.

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IMF on sidelines as US budget fights brew nearby

Posted: 01/16/2013 - The IMF has been left largely on the sidelines as Democratic and Republican fights over the budget raise the specter of a U.S. default or another recession.

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Pentagon chief Panetta meets Pope Benedict

Posted: 01/16/2013 - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the leader of the world's largest military, met Pope Benedict XVI, the world's best known advocate for peace, at the Vatican on Wednesday.

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NRA shooting game no longer for preschoolers

Posted: 01/16/2013 - The move came amid pushback from liberal organizations that called the game tasteless and its timing politically motivated. It was released Sunday.

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Schumer, Boxer to back Hagel for Pentagon's job

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Chuck Hagel secured the backing of two of the staunchest pro-Israel Senate Democrats in a clear boost to the Republican's prospects of becoming President Barack Obama's next defense secretary.

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Ex-SC Gov. Sanford to announce run for Congress

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Nearly four years after his affair with an Argentine woman was exposed, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford plans to announce his return to politics and run for his old congressional seat.

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THE RESET: Obama, Congress spar over guns and debt

Posted: 01/16/2013 - They're at the heart of two of the most heated current debates now before Congress — on restricting gun ownership and raising the government's borrowing ceiling to pay current bills.

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Gingrich: GOP unwise to pick fight on debt limit

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says House Republicans are making a mistake by using the issue of increasing the borrowing limit to challenge President Barack Obama on spending issues.

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Jeb Bush inadvertently criticizes Haslam priority

Posted: 01/15/2013 - The Republicans were discussing education initiatives Monday when Bush said he relished taking aim at the bigger issues facing his state even if it meant facing stronger resistance.

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Cost-cut talk is long on emotion, short on details

Posted: 01/15/2013 - The reason is simple. Americans embrace the general, abstract idea of reducing federal spending. Their support quickly fades, however, when specific programs are targeted.

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Obama weighing executive action on guns

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps that could be taken through executive action alone, congressional officials said.

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Pentagon nominee Hagel reaches out to senators

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, Obama's choice to be his new defense secretary, has reached out to all 100 senators and will be meeting personally with dozens of them starting this week

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Obama: Debt limit fight imperils elderly's checks

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Obama said he was willing to negotiate deficit reduction with GOP leaders but insisted that those talks be separate from decisions to raise the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling and avert a possible first-ever national default.

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Presidential strut is now iconic inaugural moment

Posted: 01/15/2013 - At some point on Inauguration Day, if all goes as expected, the president's limousine will slow to a stop on its journey down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.

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Sandy aid package moving toward House votes

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Northeastern lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts

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Suicides in military rise, even as combat lessens

Posted: 01/15/2013 - For U.S. troops, less combat is not translating to less stress. Members of the military committed suicide at a record pace in 2012 — almost one per day — and some experts think the trend will grow worse this year.

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