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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:00
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was 34 credits away from graduating when he dropped out of Marquette University. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, while a medical doctor, never finished his undergraduate biology degree at Baylor University before he headed to Duke's medical school. And while Walker's and Paul's higher education credentials--or lack thereof--have drawn intense media scrutiny as November 2016 approaches, these Republican politicians' college education reflects the reality for nearly three-quarters of voting Americans. But unlike…
D.C. mayor flouts GOP congressmen on pot legalization
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:00
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that Initiative 71, a marijuana legalization measure passed by 70 percent of the District's voters last November, will take effect on Thursday. But on Tuesday night, a powerful duo of House Republicans delivered a dramatic warning to Bowser: If the city moves forward with legalizing pot, they promised, there will be hell to pay. "Your assertion that Initiative 71 takes effect on Thursday is contrary to law," wrote…
1 seriously injured in Manhattan partial building collapse
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:55
Emergency workers responded to a partial-building collapse on the west side of Manhattan Wednesday. A spokesman for the FDNY told Yahoo News that the three-story building, located on West 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, was under construction. One worker was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the spokesman said, as first responders continue to look for any other victims. Photos by local media outlets showed scaffolding collapsed onto a school…
Bipartisan deal paves way for Homeland Security vote
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican agreement to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to quickly pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown loomed Friday at midnight. The House's response was uncertain. Earlier Wednesday, Republicans there reacted tepidly at best to the plan, put forward by Senate GOP leader…
Senate votes to clear path for security agency funding
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:47
View gallery Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks about funding for the Department of Homeland Securit … WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday called on counterparts in the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which could face a partial shutdown unless the congressional funding fight is resolved by Friday.
McConnell-Boehner silence sign of DHS impasse
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:23
Washington (CNN)The two Republican congressional leaders in charge of avoiding a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security haven't spoken in two weeks even as the agency is set to run out of money in three days. Instead of coordinating on some way to fund the agency House Speaker John Boehner and Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have left communications to their staffs, Republican sources tell CNN, and are effectively pointing at each other to…
Supreme Court: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:23
Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court on Wednesday vindicated the claims of a small-time Florida fisherman who was caught improperly disposing of red grouper and later charged under a massive federal law passed after the document shredding debacle at the Enron Corporation. Supporters of Captain John Yates, of the Miss Katie, said the case represented government overreach and excessive punishment in the U.S. code. READ: The latest Obamacare challenge: What you need to know At issue was…
Israeli leader blasts world powers on Iran nuke talks
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:00
JERUSALEM -- In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that world powers "have given up" on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons in ongoing negotiations. PlayVideoPolitics and Power Obama administration calls Netanyahu's upcoming Congress address "destructive" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down an invitation from Senate Democratic leaders to meet privately.
Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Security
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican agreement to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to quickly pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown loomed Friday at midnight. The House's response was uncertain. Earlier Wednesday, Republicans there reacted tepidly at best to the plan, put forward by Senate GOP leader…
3 nabbed in NY, Florida in plot to join Islamic State group
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S., and federal officials said one of them spoke of attacking President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island. Akhror Saidakhmetov was arrested at Kennedy Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, authorities said. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev had a ticket to…

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