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Pentagon security clearance holders owe $730M in taxes

07/28/2014 9:54am
About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearances to protect the nation's secrets have delinquent federal tax debts totaling $730 million, according to an internal government audit.

Michigan lawmaker's mom supports primary opponent

07/28/2014 11:12am
Michigan state Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom.

Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

07/28/2014 11:21am
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress.

Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strains

07/28/2014 1:47pm
A federal marijuana bill introduced in the U.S. House would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt plants with a low percentage of THC to be used for medical purposes.

Ernst back from military training to Senate race

07/28/2014 9:20pm
Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.