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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 10, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged yesterday as part of President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border. Republicans demanded speedier deportations, which the White House initially had supported but left out of its proposal after complaints from immigrant advocates and some … 1

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

Thursday, July 10, 2014

House Republicans took the initial step yesterday to sue President Obama over the administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law. The office of Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, released a draft of the resolution that would authorize the House to file suit amid GOP criticism that the … 0

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai. With Iraq wracked by insurgency, Afghanistan’s dispute over election results poses a new challenge to President Obama’s effort to leave behind two secure states while ending America’s … 0

Kuster raises more than half a million in second quarter

Thursday, July 10, 2014

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster raised more than half a million dollars between April and June. WMUR first reported that Kuster raised $568,000 in the second quarter, and Kuster’s campaign confirmed those numbers. Kuster, who is known as a prolific fundraiser, has $1.7 million cash on hand, WMUR reported. … 0

Shaheen backs legislation aimed at dismantling Hobby Lobby decision

Thursday, July 10, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is backing new legislation that would ban employers from refusing to cover certain mandated health benefits such as birth control. The legislation is a direct response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that said requiring some companies to cover certain types of birth … 13

Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving U.S.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries. Federal prosecutors said yesterday that … 0

Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews. John Kalymon of Troy died … 0

Improper payments by federal government top $100B

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tax credits for families that don’t qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working. Federal agencies reported making $100 billion in payments last year to people who may … 1

Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Utah is going directly to the nation’s highest court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general’s office announced yesterday. The state opted to appeal the … 0

Obama presses Congress to consent on border money

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior administration officials said yesterday as President Obama urged Congress to move swiftly to approve emergency … 6

Christie plans another visit to New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be back in New Hampshire later this month. Christie will attend the July 31 Fisher Cats game as part of a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party. U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, former governor John Sununu and several other notable Republicans will … 0

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

President Obama appealed to Congress yesterday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that’s … 1

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle’s top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, indeed. Twenty months after voters legalized recreational cannabis for adults over 21, Washington state’s first few licensed … 0