Bitcoin ATM Comes to Capitol Hill

A congressman purchased his first units of the cryptocurrency For a few hours it was possible in the halls of the U.S. Congress to buy the crypto currency that at least one Senator said should be banned. In a hallway in the Rayburn House of Representatives office building Tuesday night, a gaggle of media encircled Colorado Democrat Rep. Jared Polis […]

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GOP Derails Gender Pay Gap Bill in Senate

Senate Republicans have derailed an election-year Democratic bill curbing paycheck discrimination against women. The bill’s rejection was widely expected, yet Democrats hope the effort will pay political dividends in this November’s congressional elections. They are trying to drive up turnout this fall by women, who historically lean more Democratic than men. It was the third consecutive election year in which […]

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NATO Warns Russia Against ‘Historic Mistake’

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warns Moscow that any further escalation in Ukraine would have “dire consequences” and urges a pull-back of its thousands of troops massed along the borders as tension mounts in the eastern region NATO is warning Russia that any further intervention in Ukraine would be a “historic mistake” and has urged Moscow to pull back the […]

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Democrats Push Equal Pay in Midterm Elections Fight

As midterm elections approach, Democrats are reaching out to capture the attention and support of single women voters, a demographic that party leaders believe could help sway the results their way Male voters might be forgiven for feeling a little ignored this election cycle. Democrats at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday launched an election-year push for a middle […]

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Hagel, Chinese Defense Chief Lock Horns Over Territorial Disputes

America’s top defense official sounded off on China’s decision to create an air defense zone last year that Hagel argued could endanger regional stability and antagonize relations with neighboring countries. Hagel had already backed Japan’s claim to disputed islands U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned China’s Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan against unilateral moves that could escalate tension in […]

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