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Federal Government Hit By Major Data Breach

The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach that occurred when federal agencies were hacked.


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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.


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Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.


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Federal Budget Proposal Includes $330M To Extend Purple Line

President Barack Obama’s newly released budget proposal earmarks more than $1 billion for California transportation and construction projects, including $330 million to extend the Purple Line from the Mid-City area to Century City.


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President’s Plan To Increase Border Deportations Stirs Controversy

The Obama administration is under fire after announcing plans to increase deportations of those caught crossing into the US illegally.


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Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your Home

Planning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.



Washington Moves To Recycle $43 Million In Unspent Calif. Highway Funds

The Obama administration wants to recycle $43 million in unspent highway funds in California.

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Company May Get $4.9B Federal Loan For High Speed Rail Linking Victorville And Vegas

On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas.


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Baca Meets With White House Officials On ‘Violent Extremism’ Strategies

Sheriff Lee Baca met with Obama administration officials on strategies on how to fight what they call “violent extremism” in the U.S.

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More Than 1M Homeowners May Qualify For Foreclosure Relief

Are struggling homeowners to blame for failing to seek help with their faltering mortgages? The Obama administration says more than one million borrowers may be qualified for a foreclosure prevention program, but simply won’t ask for help.



Court: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Will Stay In Place

The military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay.


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7 Illegal Immigrant Students Get Themselves Arrested To Test President Obama

Seven illegal immigrant students arrested in a Southern California street protest say they are now waiting to see if they will be deported in a test of the Obama administration’s immigration policy.


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Texas’ Perry Attacks Obama On Abortion At LA Stop

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate, is accusing the Obama administration of transforming abortion into a U.S. export.


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Cheney Urges Caution In Egypt

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a good friend and U.S. ally, and he urged the Obama administration to move cautiously as turmoil continued to shake that nation’s government.

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Issa Pledges To Take On White House Over Spending

The GOP’s top House investigator in the new Congress is putting the White House on notice that he’s going to be aggressive in going after what he considers wasteful spending by the Obama administration.