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Air Force plan to get rid of A-10s runs into opposition

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 2:46pm

WASHINGTON -- It's often called the military's ugliest aircraft, a snub-nosed tank of an airplane that's nicknamed "Warthog" for its appearance and ferocity. The A-10 Thunderbolt has been the Air Force's equivalent of an in-the-trenches grunt for almost 40 years: heavily armed and armored, designed to fly low and take out the enemy at close range.

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House approves Bishop's bill to limit president on public monuments

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 6:22pm

A bill limiting a U.S. president's ability to designate new national monuments passed the House on Wednesday.Congressman Rob Bishop, sponsor of the bill, called the vote "a win for the American people." Opponents see it as completely unnecessary, asking "Why fix what is not broken?"

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Love has running start in 4th District race

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 24 2014 - 6:45pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- With a lead on name recognition and an established campaign team, political observers say former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love is well-situated to lead the pack of eight candidates vying to replace longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson.

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Love, others file for Utah’s 4th District race

The Associated Press
Mar 18 2014 - 8:00am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Republican Mia Love on Monday officially filed to run for Congress in Utah's 4th Congressional District with hopes of replacing longtime Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson.

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Congress studies new way to fund massive wildfires

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, The Associated Press
Mar 17 2014 - 3:29pm

BOISE, Idaho -- A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.

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With polls showing record unpopularity, Congress suddenly looks for bipartisan deals

Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post
Mar 17 2014 - 3:19pm

WASHINGTON -- In an era when many Americans dismiss the House and Senate as entities incapable of action or accomplishment, Congress actually did something this week to rebut its do-nothing image.

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Congress clears bill ending military pension cuts

David Espo, The Associated Press
Feb 12 2014 - 5:47pm

WASHINGTON -- Congress voted Wednesday to restore full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, completing a bipartisan capitulation to veterans groups that rose up against a modest cut when it was enacted less than two months ago.

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2 Democrats call for investigation of watchdog who led IRS targeting probe

Josh Hicks
Feb 10 2014 - 9:50am

WASHINGTON -- Two House Democrats on Thursday called for an investigation of a federal auditor who accused the Internal Revenue Service of gross mismanagement and targeting advocacy groups for extra scrutiny based on their names and policy positions.

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Air Force plan to get rid of A-10s runs into opposition

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 2:46pm

WASHINGTON -- It's often called the military's ugliest aircraft, a snub-nosed tank of an airplane that's nicknamed "Warthog" for its appearance and ferocity. The A-10 Thunderbolt has been the Air Force's equivalent of an in-the-trenches grunt for almost 40 years: heavily armed and armored, designed to fly low and take out the enemy at close range.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 5:01pm


House approves Bishop's bill to limit president on public monuments

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 6:22pm

A bill limiting a U.S. president's ability to designate new national monuments passed the House on Wednesday.Congressman Rob Bishop, sponsor of the bill, called the vote "a win for the American people." Opponents see it as completely unnecessary, asking "Why fix what is not broken?"

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 26 2014 - 6:22pm


Love has running start in 4th District race

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 24 2014 - 6:45pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- With a lead on name recognition and an established campaign team, political observers say former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love is well-situated to lead the pack of eight candidates vying to replace longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 12:37pm


Love, others file for Utah’s 4th District race

The Associated Press
Mar 18 2014 - 8:00am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Republican Mia Love on Monday officially filed to run for Congress in Utah's 4th Congressional District with hopes of replacing longtime Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 18 2014 - 8:00am


Congress studies new way to fund massive wildfires

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, The Associated Press
Mar 17 2014 - 3:29pm

BOISE, Idaho -- A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 17 2014 - 3:34pm


With polls showing record unpopularity, Congress suddenly looks for bipartisan deals

Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post
Mar 17 2014 - 3:19pm

WASHINGTON -- In an era when many Americans dismiss the House and Senate as entities incapable of action or accomplishment, Congress actually did something this week to rebut its do-nothing image.

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GALLERY: Rep. Giffords is moved to Houston - January 21, 2011

The ambulance carrying Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., is escorted from University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Giffords is being moved Houston for further rehabilitation. (David Wallace/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Jan 21 2011 - 12:26pm

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is being moved Houston for further rehabilitation. It's the first time Giffords left the Tucson hospital since she was brought there with a gunshot wound to the head.

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GALLERY: Moment of silence for congresswoman - January 10, 2011

Employees from Walgreens's reflect during a national moment on silence at the site of Saturday's shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Walgreen's is the store next the the Safeway where the shooting took place. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Jan 10 2011 - 11:10am

The nation observes a moment of silence for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the other victims of an assassination attempt against her.

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