Gowdy defends Benghazi panel after latest GOP criticism

...presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said comments by Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., were "unfortunate" and misinformed.Gowdy said the investigation is being done in a "private, fact-centric...
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Benghazi prober: Clinton showdown about facts

...Clinton's diminished public standing in recent months, a comment he later retracted. On Wednesday, Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., who is not on the committee, said "a big part" of the Benghazi investigation was designed to go after Clinton...
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McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker a suggestion that his decision had anything to do with a letter circulated earlier this week by Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., asserting that any candidate for leadership should withdraw from contention "if there are any misdeeds he has committed...
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Social Security at 80: Overhaul time?

...Social Security retirement funds have been raided far too many times for far too many years," said Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.Reed sponsored a rule adopted by House Republicans that would prevent the House from redirecting the tax revenue without...
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...they share with the government.The bill's co-sponsors, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the measure was needed to limit high-profile cyberattacks, such as the one on Sony Pictures last year...
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Keystone backers eye Obama's successor to make the call

...president's many delays have only injected more politics and posturing into the national debate.Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., a vocal Keystone supporter, said it would be inconsistent for Obama to reject TransCanada's request since the...
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John Boehner's here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose

...strategy on the debt limit and a budget deal."It is ironic how smart John Boehner's looking," said Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. "Frankly, all this talk of a fresh new face sounds very sweet on the surface, but we're not electing a student...
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Boehner slams 'false prophets' among GOP different. We told them back in 2010, give us the House and things will be different," said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-N.C., on "Fox News Sunday." ''Things are not that different."Retorted Boehner on CBS:"We have got groups here...
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My Turn: University of Alaska celebrates centennial milestone

...the desire of the people of Alaska as may be expressed by their legislative assembly," claimed Rep. Patrick Norton, R-N.D., during debate on the House floor Feb. 24. The provision "savors altogether too much of special congressional...
Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...who have served their terms and to make it easier for people with criminal records to get jobs. Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., planned to give a speech Thursday in the troubled city of Camden focusing on nonviolent drug offenders.But not...
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