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Government News

Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

National conservation groups push back as Congress takes up idea of transferring western lands

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:30pm EDT

Spokesman: Air Force plane inspections to be done Tuesday

Spokesman says inspection of now-grounded Air Force planes expected to be finished Tuesday

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:20pm EDT

3 former Freddie Mac execs settle SEC disclosures lawsuit

Ex-Freddie Mac CEO Syron, 2 other former execs settle SEC lawsuit over mortgage disclosures

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:20pm EDT

Sen. Menendez accepts smaller role in Iran nuclear agreement

Under indictment, Sen. Menendez accepts diminished role in limiting Iran's nuclear program

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 09:17pm EDT

Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

Senate committee takes up rewrite of No Child Left Behind law with focus on more state control

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 08:50pm EDT

Obama threatens to veto 2 bills aimed at reducing taxes

Obama threatens to veto estate tax repeal, bill to make sales tax deduction permanent

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 07:40pm EDT

Election dates to replace Schock set for July, September

Primary, general election to replace Illinois ex-US Rep. Schock set for July 7, Sept. 10

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 07:20pm EDT

Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader in fight against IS

Obama pledges support to Iraqi leader, while saying Baghdad must be in charge of its destiny

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:52pm EDT

4 from former lawmaker's staff subpoenaed in US probe

4 from former lawmaker Schock's staff subpoenaed in US probe over campaign, office expenses

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:48pm EDT

For-profit school firm, Education Management, restructures

Pittsburgh-based for-profit trade school firm, Education Management Corp., restructures

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:20pm EDT

Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

Bird flu strain spreads to Iowa turkey farm; 6th Midwest state hit with disease

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:18pm EDT

Democrats reject latest GOP offer on trafficking bill

Democrats reject latest GOP offer to resolve trafficking bill impasse, stalemate continues

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:00pm EDT

Boehner: 'Virtually impossible' to pass Obama force request

Boehner says Obama request for authority to counter Islamic State stalled in Congress

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:00pm EDT

Tobacco company lawsuit alleges FDA overstepping authority

Tobacco companies allege FDA of overstepping authority over product labeling, packaging

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 05:50pm EDT

FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

FACT CHECK: Despite rhetoric, fewer than 1 percent of estates pay federal estate tax

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 05:40pm EDT

White House backs compromise Iran bill in Senate

White House says Obama would sign compromise bill on Iran nuclear deal barring further changes

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 05:04pm EDT

FDA panel wants heart failure risk on AstraZeneca drugs

FDA advisers say AstraZeneca diabetes drug label should bear warning of heart failure risk

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:10pm EDT

Former baseball commissioner Bud Selig honored by US Army

Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig honored by US Army for outstanding civilian service

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 03:46pm EDT
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