Meet Dave Brat, The Giant Slayer Who Beat Eric Cantor

The conservative economics professor topples the House Majority Leader in a stunning upset The bespectacled college professor who toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary Tuesday earned a masters of divinity from Princeton with a thesis on the philosophical doctrine of logical positivism. He was a rare breed of giant slayer: the kind that nobody saw coming. […]

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Hillary Clinton Revises Financial Status from ‘Dead Broke’ to ‘Obviously Blessed’

Clinton walked back her statement on Monday that her family suffered financially after leaving the White House. “We’ve been blessed in the last 14 years,” she said Hillary Clinton offered a notable revision to her family’s financial history on Tuesday, walking back her Monday statement that her family left the White House “dead broke” and adding that they were “obviously […]

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Poll: 62% of Americans Favor a Path to Citizenship

Around 62% of Americans favor a legal pathway to citizenship for immigrants currently living illegally in the U.S., according to a poll released Tuesday. The Public Religion Research Institute poll, conducted in conjunction with the Brookings Institute, found American sentiment toward immigration reform hasn’t changed much since 2013. With the 2014 midterm elections fast approaching, candidates should be wary of […]

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Hillary on ABC: Big on Smiles, Small on Substance

Bemoaning a “double standard” for women in politics, Hillary Clinton refused to be drawn on any 2016 presidential bid in an interview with ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer. Clinton blamed “bad strategy” for her first failed presidential campaign With a smile, Hillary Clinton deflected tough questions on Monday on the eve of the release of her book Hard Choices. Interviewed […]

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Sanders and McCain Introduce VA Reform Bill

Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain introduced a far-reaching Veterans Affairs reform bill Monday Lawmakers are beating the drums of reform to the Veterans Affairs Department, on the heels of another scathing report released by the agency Monday. The bipartisan bill crafted by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) would fund construction of 26 new medical facilities and […]

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Snowden Leaks Have Hurt American Companies, Tech Executive Says

“Every time a new Snowden revelation trickles out, it’s another chip away at U.S. business,” said Cheri McGuire, vice president of Symantec Corp The revelations of mass surveillance activities by the National Security Agency has made it harder for American companies to conduct business overseas, a tech executive said Monday. Cheri F. McGuire, a Symantec Corporation vice president, made the […]

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VA Appointment Delays Keep Getting Worse

Latest report shows that book-cooking happened at 76% of VA sites surveyed Things are an even bigger mess at the Department of Veterans Affairs than we thought. An internal investigation released Monday into the secret waiting lists and other chicanery that kept veterans from receiving timely care was like a Chinese firecracker that kept exploding with every turn of its […]

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Audit: More Than 57,000 Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling and requesting them, the Veterans Affairs Department said Monday. It’s not just a numbers problem. Thirteen percent of schedulers in the facility-by-facility nationwide audit of 731 VA […]

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