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Senate passes bill to overhaul VA
CNN - 7 Hours ago
(CNN) -- The Senate on Thursday night easily approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure that won overwhelming House approval a day earlier now goes to President
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Congress sends VA overhaul to White House
Wichita Eagle - 7 Hours ago
WASHINGTON — Congress has passed a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate easily approved the $16.3
Congress sends highway bill to White House Tulsa World
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Obama: Everyone can learn from Special Olympics
Miami Herald - 7 Hours ago
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the Special Olympics and its athletes represent values like pride, dignity and teamwork that offer lessons for all people. Obama is marking the 46th anniversary
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U.S. Senate extends transport funding through May, averting cuts
CNBC - 6 Hours ago
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a $10.9 billion funding extension for highway and transit construction projects through May 2015, averting a potential cutback in federal
UPDATE 3-U.S. Congress extends transport funding though May, averting cuts Zawya.com
US Senate extends transport funding through May, averting cuts News.net
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VP Biden Praises Japan's New Military Policy
ABC News - 6 Hours ago
Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions on its military to allow greater use of force to defend other countries. Biden spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
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Congress Sends Highway Bill to White House
ABC News - 7 Hours ago
Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season. The Senate voted Thursday night for a House-passed
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U.S. Senate passes $16.3 billion veterans health bill
Reuters - 6 Hours ago
The U.S. Senate late on Thursday overwhelmingly gave final congressional approval to a $16.3 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding the
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Congress votes final passage on highway bill
Miami Herald - 6 Hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections. The Senate passed
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U.S. Senate Republicans block $2.7 bln border security bill
Reuters UK - 8 Hours ago
12:52am BST WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7 billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern
Senate Republicans Block $2.7 Billion Border Security Bill Austin American Statesman
U.S. Senate Republicans block $2.7 billion border security bill Yahoo! News
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Sen. Cruz denies working against House border bill
Washington Post - 7 Hours ago
As House Republicans struggled Thursday to rally behind legislation to address the influx of illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a tea party favorite who has close ties
Sen. Ted Cruz denies he worked against House GOP border bill Washington Post
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White House urges 'restraint' ahead of new Gaza ceasefire
Reuters UK - 7 Hours ago
1:55am BST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that it strongly supports the new three-day ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and urged "restraint" in the
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Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding
Reuters UK - 8 Hours ago
12:59am BST By WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands
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CIA spied on US Senate, internal review finds
Times of India - 7 Hours ago
WASHINGTON: The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its US Senate overseers collapsed on Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer
CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds OnlineAthens
Video: CIA Spied On Senate, Internal Review Finds The US Daily
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GOP guv hopeful Neel Kashkari poses as job...
Ein News - 6 Hours ago
Jul 31, 2014 - 17:38 GMT ” ‘California Comeback!” is the favorite slogan of Gov. Jerry Brown and other Sacramento politicians,” Neel Kashkari writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece published Thursday.
Guv hopeful Kashkari poses as job seeker, ends up at shelter Ein News
Guv hopeful poses as job seeker, ends up at shelter San Francisco Chronicle
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CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief’s ouster
Wichita Eagle - 7 Hours ago
WASHINGTON — An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report
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Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation
Los Angeles Times - 7 Hours ago
On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve
Sen. Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation McClatchy DC
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Bill Clinton: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden
KPHO Phoenix - 7 Hours ago
Updated: 2014-07-31 23:00:01 By (CNN) - Bill Clinton, just hours before planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, reportedly told an audience in Australia that he almost killed
Bill Clinton: 'I could have killed' Osama... Channel4000
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Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation
Los Angeles Times - 6 Hours ago
'Guardians of the Galaxy's' heroes aren't what you'd expect Hard as it is to believe, within the memory of those still living, Marvel was not always the movie establishment's billion-dollar behemoth but
Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation Calendar Live
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Border Bill Failure Also Stalls 'Iron Dome' Funding in Senate
NewsMax.com - 7 Hours ago
The failure of the U.S. Senate's border security funding bill on Thursday also delayed at least until September $225 million in funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system. The Senate Appropriations
Border bill failure also stalls 'Iron Dome' funding in U.S. Senate AlertNet
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3 Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound
Washington Post - 7 Hours ago
By , Republicans may yet win the elections in November. They may end up in control of both houses of Congress come January. But in the final week before a lengthy August recess, they have shown a remarkable
Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound Ein News
Balz: Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound Washington Post
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Russia Lawmaker Says U.S. Starting New Cold War; Obama Disagrees
Forbes.com - 8 Hours ago
A Russian politician from the Lower House of Parliament said Thursday that the U.S. was fomenting a new “Cold War” with its latest round of sanctions. “To a large extent, a “Cold War” has been declared
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What Obama can do about Ebola
CNN - 7 Hours ago
Editor's note: Laurie Garrett is senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will convene a summit Monday
Opinion: What Obama can do about Ebola? CNN
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Congress Sends Obama Bipartisan Deal for Veterans’ Health
BusinessWeek - 7 Hours ago
U.S. military veterans will have easier access to medical care under a rare bipartisan agreement the Senate cleared and Congress sent to President Barack Obama. The measure, passed 91-3 today in the
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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is a rising Republican power in House, as well as a whip
Washington Post - 7 Hours ago
By , The beginning of the collapse of House Speaker John A. Boehner’s border bill came Wednesday evening, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gathered more than a dozen House Republicans at his office in the
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Senate passes veterans' health bill
USA Today - 7 Hours ago
WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a compromise bill allowing veterans to seek private care and adding $17 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs to hire doctors to address long wait lists. The final
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