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Capitol Hill talks on drought bill dry up, to resume next year

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes negotiations over a water bill for her drought-plagued state, saying she and fellow lawmakers will try again next year.

Talks on drought bill underway on Capitol Hill

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

California’s water future is boiling below the surface this week.

Cuban doctor sick with Ebola to be flown to Geneva for treatment

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

A Cuban doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown to Switzerland for treatment, diplomats and World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.

Tree planted for Emmett Till, whose slaying helped spark civil rights movement

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

At age 14, African-American Emmett Till was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta nearly 60 years ago when he did something that wouldn’t turn a head today: He talked with, maybe even flirted with, a white woman who ran a grocery store.

Obama’s political legacy fading fast

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

The Obama legacy wasn’t supposed to unfold this way.

Detention at Guantánamo grinds on: 13 years and counting, 148 captives remain

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

It’s the first Tuesday in November, just another day as Guantánamo grinds on toward the detention center’s 14th year as the most expensive prison on earth with no end in sight.

Obama carries U.S. economic clout with him to summit

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

President Barack Obama carries a big stick with him when he arrives in Australia on Friday to meet with leaders of the world’s largest economies – the U.S. economy.

Texas GOP lawmakers all smiles on Capitol Hill as new members arrive

| |Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The Texas Republican congressional delegation, which grew to 27 members after last week’s elections, celebrated its size and clout Thursday with the rise of Texas Sen. John Cornyn, as the Senate’s Republican majority whip.

As controversial EPA water rule looms, GOP prepares an assault

| |Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

While the politics of climate change were at the top of the president’s agenda this week, a different environmental proposal is heading to a showdown between Republicans and the White House, in part due to strong pressure from Kentucky farm interests and lawmakers.

Press Release from DOJ regarding Polygraph.com

|Friday, Nov. 14, 2014