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silver-elephantsGovernor Bobby Jindal is making news today in Louisiana and throughout the nation, as he now does every day.  For those Jindal watchers, the Louisiana governor, Presidential hopeful is headlining a GOP fundraiser, is taking victory laps for a federal court ruling in his favor over his education reform fight against the Obama administration.

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Obama signs actions to ensure equal pay
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:31

President Obama signed two executive actions on Tuesday aimed at strengthening existing equal pay laws.

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Attorney General Eric Holder got into a heated argument with a Republican congressman Tuesday over the still-pending contempt case against him. 

Holder was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee when Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, began pressing him for documents in a separate investigation. Gohmert brought up an apparent sore spot, referencing the 2012 House vote finding Holder in contempt of Congress. 

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"I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight," Gohmert said.

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Republicans hope they've made a big leap toward closing the digital gap against Democrats, after getting their own ".gop" Internet address ending -- a change they say will improve their brand and provide members with “a street address in the Republican neighborhood.”

The change was approved several days ago by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, which allows .gop to join the ranks of .com, .org, .edu and other so-called “top-level domains.

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|Marking Equal Pay Day, President Obama prodded Republicans to support paycheck fairness legislation in the Senate, following his own executive orders that he says will help reduce the pay gap between men and women.

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Obama: Pay inequality's an embarrassment
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:00

President Obama comments on the issue of gender pay inequality at a White House event recognizing Equal Pay Day.

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WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says the number of launch-ready Air Force land-based nuclear missiles will shrink to 400 — the lowest total since the early 1960s — as part of a plan for complying with a U.S.-Russia arms treaty.

The number of those deployed missiles will drop by 50 by February 2018. The Pentagon said Tuesday that the 50 missiles to be removed from their underground silos will be kept on standby rather than eliminated.

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|During a visit to Beijing, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promoted President Obama’s model to "seize opportunities for cooperation between the U.S. and China."

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|White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says "if Russia moves into eastern Ukraine, either overtly or covertly, this would be a very serious escalation."

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|At a high school in Bladensburg, Md., the president announced 24 winners of a grant program giving $107 million to local programs to update local high school curricula.

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