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As the April 15 tax deadline passes, more than half of Americans say that their federal taxes are too high and the lowest percentage since 2001 say they’re paying a fair amount. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gallup: 52 Percent Of Americans Say Federal Income Taxes ‘Too High’

As the April 15 tax deadline passes, more than half of Americans say that their federal taxes are too high and the lowest percentage since 2001 say they’re paying a fair amount.

04/15/2014

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AP: Medicare Paid Nearly $21 Million To Doctor Linked To Sen. Menendez

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.

04/09/2014

File photo of Sen. Patrick Leahy. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Leahy: White House Creation Of ‘Cuban Twitter’ Program Was ‘Dumb, Dumb, Dumb’

The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

04/04/2014

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Oil, Gas Drilling Could Be Affected After Lesser Prairie Chicken Placed On Threatened Species List

The Obama administration said Thursday it is placing a grassland grouse known as the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species, a move that could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in five central and southwestern states.

03/28/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules People Convicted Of Minor Domestic Violence Can Be Barred From Possessing Guns

People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

03/27/2014

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GOP: Obama Administration Stonewalling on Wind Farm Bird Deaths

House Republicans complain the Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcing environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed.

03/26/2014

Syrian children are helped by rescuers are they are evacuated with their mother (unseen) from a bombed building where their father was killed after a reported an air strike by pro-Syrian government forces in Aleppo on March 23, 2014. (credit: BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

TV Station Captures Moment Turkish Forces Shoot Down Syrian Fighter Jet

A Turkish television station caught live the moment a Syrian jet fighter was shot down by Turkish forces after violating airspace.

03/24/2014

Denouncing Russia's actions in Crimea as nothing more than a "land grab," Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow seeks to annex the Ukrainian territory. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: ‘Flawed Logic’ Behind Russia ‘Land Grab’ Not Fooling US, Europe

Denouncing Russia’s actions in Crimea as nothing more than a “land grab,” Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow seeks to annex the Ukrainian territory.

03/18/2014

The Obama administration says it's pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.  (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration Drops Proposals For Medicare Changes

The Obama administration says it’s pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill.

03/10/2014

55 percent of Americans tell Gallup they have a favorable view of Secretary of State John Kerry. (Getty Images)

After First Year, John Kerry Has Lower Approval Rating Than Most Recent Secretaries Of State

55 percent of Americans give the secretary of state a favorable rating.

03/08/2014

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