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US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

04/03/2014 1:42pm
The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

Palin and Handel campaign in Georgia's Senate race

04/03/2014 4:01pm
The hotly contested Senate race in Georgia was all about the political power of women Thursday, with Sarah Palin defending GOP hopeful Karen Handel against dismissive remarks by a male rival and Handel arguing that she'd nullify any Republican war-on-women talk by Democrats in the high-stakes November election.

Boehner buys TV ad time in his Ohio district

04/03/2014 4:21pm
Facing a primary challenge from three fellow Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday began spending money on television ads in his Ohio congressional district.

Whittemore, feds joust over Supreme Court ruling

04/03/2014 6:40pm
Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to order ex-Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore to begin serving his two-year prison sentence for breaking campaign finance laws on the heels of a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government lawyers say undermines his appeal before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court.

Judge: Nevada controller candidate off ballot

04/03/2014 7:51pm
A judge ruled Thursday that a disbarred Las Vegas lawyer who ran for Los Angeles City Council a little over a year ago doesn't meet a two-year state residency requirement and can't seek the Democratic primary nod for Nevada state controller.