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Republicans push bill to end net neutrality
March 5, 2015 4:24 pm
The bill proposed by Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn would roll back the existing and any similar future net neutrality rules from the FCC.
Candice Miller won't seek re-election in 2016
March 5, 2015 3:35 pm
Congresswoman Candice Miller announced Thursday that she will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016.
Hillary Clinton asks for release of emails
March 5, 2015 8:55 am
Hillary Clinton says she wants the emails released to the public, as soon as the State Department can work through the archive.
Obamacare's strange new Supreme Court case
March 4, 2015 8:49 pm
President Obama's healthcare law is facing its second Supreme Court challenge, and it hinges on a single sentence.
Homeland Security funding saga reaches its end
March 3, 2015 6:30 pm
A "clean" Department of Homeland Security funding bill, without immigration policy measures was passed by the House on Tuesday.
David Petraeus to plead guilty to federal charge
March 3, 2015 1:13 pm
The former CIA director pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after it was revealed he provided classified information to a mistress.
Precedents to Hillary Clinton's private emails
March 3, 2015 11:14 am
Hillary Clinton isn't the first public official to be questioned over the use of emails.
CPAC 2015: Paul wins straw poll, Bush struggles
March 1, 2015 4:18 am
For the third year in a row, Rand Paul won CPAC's straw poll, seen as a way to take the temperature of the GOP's conservative base.
Is Donald Trump serious about 2016?
February 28, 2015 2:30 pm
Donald Trump flirting with a presidential bid is nothing new. Will 2016 be different?
Senator Peters & Stokes discuss new bridge deal
February 28, 2015 9:29 am
U.S. Senator Gary Peters discusses the latest development in the controversial Detroit-Windsor International Bridge project.
Spotlight on Sen. Gary Peters & "Oh, Freedom!"
March 1, 2015 10:28 am
On Sunday, March1, I will interview U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Grammy winner Patti Austin and the producers of "Oh, Freedom!".
Russian politician Boris Nemtsov killed
February 27, 2015 7:31 pm
The Russian opposition leaders was reportedly gunned down near the Kremlin in Moscow just days ahead of his planned anti-war demonstration.
House fails to pass Homeland Security bill
February 27, 2015 7:28 pm
A House bill to fund Homeland Security failed to pass, leaving Senate legislation the only option to keep the department running.
U.S.-Cuba talks, round two: embassy openings
February 28, 2015 1:58 am
Although there were no big announcements or changes, the second round of talks between the U.S. and Cuba focused on opening embassies.
Former Obama press secretary Carney joins Amazon
February 26, 2015 2:30 pm
Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is reportedly joining the Amazon team as a senior vice president.
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