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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


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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