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Congress approves VA reform bill, sends to Obama – Congress passes $10.8B highway bill

Congress approves VA reform bill, sends to Obama – Congress passes $10.8B highway bill

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Economic Statistics for 31 Jul 14

Economic Statistics for 31 Jul 14

The employment cost index rose 0.7% in the 2nd Quarter of 2014, versus a record low 0.3% rise in Q1. Challenger reports that the 18,000 layoff announcement from Microsoft inflated the July layoff count to 46,887 vs. 31,434 in June. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index plunged 10.0 points to 52.6 in July. This is a volatile index, however. Gallup’s July Payroll to Population employment rate was stable at 45.1%, rising just 0.1% for the month. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -1.3 points to 36.3 in the latest week, the lowest level in two months. Weekly initial jobless claims rose 23,000 to 302,000. The 4-week average fell 2,750 to 297,250. Continuing …

ObamaCare may be headed to Supreme Court — again

ObamaCare may be headed to Supreme Court — again

President Barack Obama’s federal health care law may be headed to the Supreme Court – again.The High Court has been asked to review a July 22 ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that declared constitutional all federal subsidies granted to enrollees of the health care system.

Pratt’s naked stunt upset NBC

Pratt’s naked stunt upset NBC

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Most American car ever?

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RARE CIA APOLOGY Director: Agency improperly searched Senate computers

RARE CIA APOLOGY Director: Agency improperly searched Senate computers

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Fournier: Congress interested in fighting, not solving immigration crisis

Fournier: Congress interested in fighting, not solving immigration crisis

Fournier said it is clear “both parties know they’re not solving the crisis.”

Unaccompanied illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says

Unaccompanied illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says

Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.

Congress approves VA reform bill

Congress approves VA reform bill

The Senate gave final approval Thursday to sweeping legislation aimed at fixing the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, marking a rare moment of bipartisan accord triggered by the widespread treatment delays veterans faced at agency facilities.

Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.

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