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Loretta Lynch hearing

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Cruz fails to derail Attorney General nominee

President Obama's nominee to be attorney general cleared a key hurdle on her way to confirmation Thursday, gaining support from three Republicans.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to move Loretta Lynch's nomination to the full Senate floor fo...

Netanyahu 2013

Pool

WH gets confrontational toward Netanyahu

The White House has significantly lowered the level of representation it is sending to the annual conference of a large pro-Israel lobbying group, as tensions between the U.S. and Israel continue to mount.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.S....

Comcast

Get ready for lawsuits over net neutrality

Comcast is firing warning shots over the FCC's historic decision Thursday.

The agency passed new Internet regulation prevent network owners -- like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon -- from discriminating against what kind of traffic runs ...

IRS

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IRS watchdog updates on Lerner investigation

The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner's emails told a congressional panel on Thursday night they are looking into the possibility of criminal activity.

Lerner was the IRS official at the center of allegations that the Interna...

CPAC attendee in costume 2015

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Conservatives party like it's 2016

Conservative Republicans, bullish on their prospects in 2016, are gathered at their vast annual conference to road test the long list of potential candidates promising to win them back the White House.

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

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Leaders gather for CPAC 'boot camp'

In a tightly packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference, more than a hundred conservatives sat down in rows or leaned against the walls to hear a half-dozen political operatives teach the basics of their trade and share one hard trut...

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

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No action Thursday night on DHS funding fight

The battle to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security will not be resolved Thursday night -- and could come down to a series of last-minute votes Friday, the day the department is scheduled to run out of money.

Following a closed House GOP memb...

Senator says proposal could ease Pennsylvania pension crisis

Senator says proposal could ease Pennsylvania pension crisis

The debt is piling up in Pennsylvania and legislators blame pension plans.

Tom Schweich

KYTV

Missouri Republican dead after apparent suicide

A leading Republican candidate for Missouri's governor's office died in an apparent suicide on Thursday morning.

Thomas Schweich, the 54-year-old state auditor who'd just won a second term while running unopposed in 2014, was pronounced deceased fro...

Boehner says pucker up

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Boehner to media: Pucker up

House Speaker John Boehner had a message for reporters who want to know what he's going to do to keep the Department of Homeland Security: Pucker up.

PA state liquor store, liquor, generic, wine

AP

Pennsylvania House sends another liquor, wine bill to Senate

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering another proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-run wine and liquor store system.

 

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Obama preparing for Tuesday debate

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out five interesting facts about the commander in chief.

The British Monarchy

Prince George

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Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. Take a look at the family tree of the British monarchy and learn a bit about George's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The legacy of JFK

JFK side profile

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years later his legacy still lives on through his influence on the Peace Corps, the Space Race and in Civil Rights.  Take a look at this interactive to review a timeline of important events, as well as, watch and listen to powerful JFK speeches.

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Boehner makes kisses at reporter

Boehner kiss at media

House Speaker John Boehner responds to reporter's questions with kisses.

CPAC speaker: 'I'm not ready for Hillary'

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

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Conservative Political Action Conference speaker Dr. Ben Carson takes a shot at Hillary Clinton during his speech on Thursday.

Where do presidential pens come from?

Presidential veto pens

CNN

Meet the Rhode Island company that makes pens for presidents.

Johnson discusses threat against Mall of America

Jeh Johnson

Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson discusses the Al-Shabaab threat against shopping malls in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom, including Minnesota's Mall of America.

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    On this day: February 26

    The Grand Canyon becomes a national park, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album hits No. 1, a truck bomb explodes under the World Trade Center, and teenager Trayvon Martin is shot and killed, all on this day.

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LVPC meeting
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

A proposed 261-unit Bethlehem Township age 55 plus housing community was found not to conflict with Northampton County's comprehensive plan by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) during Thursday evening's monthly meeting.

Quakertown Comm. SD custodian not happy with treatment of support staff

Victor Bartholomew of Milford Township
QUAKERTOWN, Pa.

Victor Bartholomew of Milford Township wants the Quakertown Community School District to value support staff more.

ASD rebounds from Cleveland Elementary Fire

ASD prepares temp space for Cleveland Elementary students
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The fire that lit through Cleveland Elementary School on Tuesday morning may have knocked the students, staff and administrators down, but not out.

GO-TIME identifies over $100 million in savings

Tom Wolf becomes governor
HARRISBURG, Pa.

The State of Pa. could soon realize more than $100 million dollars in cost savings thanks to Governor Wolf's GO-TIME initiative.

 
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