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Congress edges toward domestic security funding patch 26 Feb 2015

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the House of Representatives were planning to pursue on Friday a temporary funding bill to keep the lights on at the U.S. domestic security agency for three weeks, postponing the threat of a partial agency shutdown. | Video

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Senior U.S. lawmaker makes case against removing Cuba from terror list

WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. lawmaker is pressing his case against any Obama administration plan to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the communist-ruled island is harboring dozens of U.S. fugitives.

Cuba 26 Feb 2015

IRS joins influence-peddling probe of Oregon ex-governor, fiancee

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has joined federal and local agencies investigating criminal corruption allegations involving former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, state officials said on Thursday. 

26 Feb 2015
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Conservative U.S. activists look warily at a 'squishy' Jeb Bush

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Jeb Bush may have wealthy Republican donors backing him, but the former Florida governor will have to woo conservative activists wary of his moderate positions to win his party's 2016 nomination for president.

26 Feb 2015
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Boehner defends Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday challenged an assertion by the Obama administration that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about Iran's nuclear program would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations.

Israel 26 Feb 2015