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Clinton: Ideologues reliable GOP voters

Posted: 10/28/2013 - With little more than a week before Nov. 5's Election Day, McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli each have sought to energize their strongest supporters, by inspiration or fear.

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Cheney: Republicans need to look to new generation

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown.

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Congress eyes milk prices, politics in farm talks

Updated: 10/28/2013 - The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.

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Democrats want 'Obamacare' deadlines moved back

Posted: 10/25/2013 - After uniting against Republican efforts earlier this month to delay President Barack Obama's health care law, a growing number Democrats in Congress now want to extend the enrollment deadline.

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AP sources: foreign help to US could be exposed

Posted: 10/25/2013 - Word of the briefings by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence comes amid questions swirling around overseas surveillance by the National Security Agency.

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More victims of online abuse reach out to parents

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah Ball, and I don't care who knows."

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Nearly united House backs new water projects bill

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Voting on its first big bill since the end of a 16-day partial government shutdown, House Republicans and Democrats acted in near unison, voting 417-3 to pass an $8.2 billion bill.

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Obama, Pakistani PM to meet amid easing tensions

Posted: 10/23/2013 - In the rocky relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, the mere fact that President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are sitting down together at the White House is seen as a sign of progress.

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College prices appear to be moderating

Posted: 10/23/2013 - For in-state students at a four-year public college or university, published tuition and fees increased this year on average $247 to $8,893.

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Syria opposition weighing negotiations with Assad

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Moderate opposition leaders seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad from power have not yet committed to negotiations to create a new government, America's top diplomat said Tuesday.

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Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

Posted: 10/22/2013 - Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed.

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Haslam advisor listed as campaign consultant

Posted: 10/21/2013 - A newspaper's review of state lobbyist registrations shows Tom Ingram is identified three times as either a "campaign consultant to the governor" or "consultant to campaign for governor."

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Former informant suing US for abandoning her

Posted: 10/21/2013 - A former confidential informant working for the United States in Colombia claims in a lawsuit that the U.S. government abandoned her when she got into legal trouble for her undercover operations.

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Malala inspires school curriculum

Posted: 10/21/2013 - The 16-year-old Pakistani teen targeted for a Taliban assassination because she championed education for girls has inspired the development of a school curriculum encouraging advocacy.

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Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

Updated: 10/21/2013 - President Barack Obama on Monday said there was "no excuse" for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of key elements in his health care law.

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Ex-House Speaker Tom Foley dies at 84

Posted: 10/18/2013 - Tom Foley, the courtly former speaker of the U.S. House who lost his seat when Republicans seized control of Congress in 1994, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 84.

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Gov. Haslam sets up own judicial nominating panel

Posted: 10/18/2013 - A legal opinion from state Attorney General Bob Cooper last week said the governor continues to have the power to fill judicial vacancies despite the end of the commission tasked with nominations.

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