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White House: Stimulus Bill Was Good For Economy

Posted: 02/17/2014 - The White House says a costly spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law five years ago Monday was good for the economy and helped the U.S. avoid another Great Depression.

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Chelsea Clinton Says Gay Rights Have Made Progress

Posted: 02/17/2014 - Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton says the gay-rights cause made "incredible progress" on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success.

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President: Water Distribution Not a Zero-Sum Game

Posted: 02/15/2014 - President Barack Obama says the U.S. has to stop thinking of water as a "zero-sum" game and must do a better job of figuring out how to make sure everyone's water needs are satisfied.

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CA Water Politics Complicate Governor's Decisions

Posted: 02/15/2014 - California's historic drought is putting increasing pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown to tackle longstanding problems in the state's water storage and delivery systems.

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Roker: Tweet About NY Mayor Too Much

Posted: 02/14/2014 - TV weatherman Al Roker is largely standing by his public shellacking of New York City's mayor for keeping public schools open during a snowstorm. But he is apologizing for his tweet forecasting "one term" for Bill de Blasio.

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Farmers: President's Drought Relief Measures Lacking

Posted: 02/14/2014 - Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley say the financial assistance announced by President Barack Obama is welcome, but will do nothing to solve California's long-term water problems.

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Court to Fast-Track Nevada Gay Marriage Suit

Posted: 02/12/2014 - A federal appeals court has granted Nevada's motion to withdraw its support for a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage and agreed to expedite the case.

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Congress Clears Bill Ending Military Pension Cuts

Posted: 02/12/2014 - Congress has sent President Barack Obama legislation restoring full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, a capitulation to veterans groups that opposed a modest cut when it was enacted late last year.

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Senate Clears Debt Limit Measure for Obama

Posted: 02/12/2014 - After a dramatic Senate tally in which top GOP leaders cast the crucial votes, must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills cleared Congress Wednesday for President Barack Obama's signature.

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President Raises Minimum Wage For Contract Workers

Updated: 02/12/2014 - President Barack Obama has increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors -- and he's pressing Congress to pass broader legislation that would apply to all workers. Obama says, "It's the right thing to do."

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Governor Brown: Drought Requires Compromise

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Posted: 02/12/2014 - California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to compromise on legislation to help the state's drought-stricken agricultural heartland.

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Reid Appoints Two to Commission on Hunger

Posted: 02/12/2014 - The longtime head of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and a Las Vegas councilman have been appointed to the National Commission on Hunger.

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Could Nevada Allow Marijuana Use?

Updated: 02/12/2014 - Nevada voters could again consider whether to allow people to legally use marijuana. The voters have twice rejected the idea, and state lawmakers failed to approve a recreational pot use bill last year.

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NV Law on Felons Voting Will Wait Until Next Year

Updated: 02/11/2014 - Elected officials in Nevada said Tuesday that it'll probably be next year before state lawmakers try again to enact a measure to automatically restore voting rights to ex-felons.

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House Takes Step Toward Ban on In-Flight Calls

Posted: 02/11/2014 - Members of Congress, some of the nation's most frequent flyers, don't want to allow airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight and they're doing something about it.

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Puerto Rico Governor Seeks Tax Reform to Boost Economy

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Puerto Rico's governor says he plans to boost the U.S. territory's economy by overhauling the tax system and reducing government spending after two credit rating agencies slapped the island with downgrades last week.

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