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  • 14 Republicans who might run in 2016

    The GOP has a history of nominating people who have run before, which could give heart to some familiar faces. But there’s also a crop of first-timers who could steal the show.

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  • Irked by airport delays, Senators ease FAA furloughs

    The Senate re-appropriated money Thursday to reopen closed air traffic control towers and rehire furloughed air traffic controllers. Many members of Congress had already flown home to their districts, thus experiencing the delays affecting many air travelers.

  • John McCain: focus on flight delays shows 'upside down' sequester concerns

    Sen. John McCain, speaking at a Monitor breakfast Thursday, said it is 'criminal and scandalous' that Congress is ignoring the effect of the 'sequester' on national defense.

  • House passes CISPA bill

    The US House of Representatives voted to approve CISPA, the much criticized legislation that aims to protect businesses from cyber attacks.

  • 'Sequester' in US skies: Is an FAA 'calamity' avoidable?

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the 'sequester' will force the FAA to furlough air traffic controllers, creating an air travel nightmare. Some Republicans are calling this a scare tactic.

  • Obama administration warns of grim consequences when cuts kick in

    To raise awareness, the Obama Administration is pointing to specific programs and departments that would be affected by automatic budget cuts set to begin March 1, including the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Parks Service. 

  • 14 Republicans who might run in 2016

    The GOP has a history of nominating people who have run before, which could give heart to some familiar faces. But there’s also a crop of first-timers who could steal the show.

  • GOP gives a top House spot to a woman (+video)

    One of the top leadership positions in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will go to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents Washington state. The move comes after Republicans fared poorly with female voters in last week' election.

  • Voter turnout: the 6 states that rank highest, and why

    Which state will have the highest voter turnout on Nov. 6?On average, about half (51.6 percent) of eligible US voters cast ballots, but six states averaged more than 60 percent. The policies and attitudes in these states may hold lessons for those trying to get out the vote around the country.

  • Senate to EU: US airlines won't pay carbon tax

    Senate unanimously passes bill to shield US airlines from European Union law on carbon emissions. The EU has been enforcing carbon emissions trading rules since January. 

  • Sequester blues: Congress faces buyer's remorse on defense cuts

    With $1.2 trillion in mandated spending cuts set to start in 2013, lawmakers are scrambling to salvage $600 billion in defense spending. Meanwhile, there's plenty of blame to spread around for getting to this point.

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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