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Capitol Thursday - Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate with grant plan

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Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate with grant plan

businessinsider.com2014-07-24 01:46:47Cache

Thomson ReutersHouse Budget Committee Chairman Ryan talks to reporters as he walks on the U.S. Capitol building in WashingtonBy David LawderWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Paul Ryan will probably spark a new round of arguments over how to fight poverty in America on Thursday as he introduces a sweeping plan to replace long-standing social safety net programs with new block grants for states and communities.

Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate with grant plan

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Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate with grant plan

businessinsider.com2014-07-24 01:46:47Cache

Thomson ReutersHouse Budget Committee Chairman Ryan talks to reporters as he walks on the U.S. Capitol building in WashingtonBy David LawderWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Paul Ryan will probably spark a new round of arguments over how to fight poverty in America on Thursday as he introduces a sweeping plan to replace long-standing social safety net programs with new block grants for states and communities.

Forum focuses on ‘Obamacare’ roll out in Sacramento

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A speaker’s forum examining the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare,” takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Embassy Suites Sacramento, 100 Capitol Mall.Dr. Ron Chapman, chief of the California Department of Public Health and Dr. Jose Arevelo, president of Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, are among the featured speakers, along with Britta Guerrero, executive director of Native American Health Center.

Video stills released from Capitol shooting

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The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington released stills from video footage of an October car chase in Washington that ended with the killing of Miriam Carey, the driver. On Thursday, federal prosecutors determined that no charges will be sought against the law enforcement officials involved. This still was taken from video footage at the White House checkpoint, and shows a U.S. Secret Service officer trying to get Carey's attention after she entered the restricted area.

U.S. Capitol reopens after asbestos scare

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U.S. Capitol reopens after asbestos scare

reuters.com2014-07-10 19:26:45Cache

An asbestos scare at the U.S. Capitol Thursday morning temporarily closes parts of the building. Authorities were called to investigate a possible asbestos release during ongoing abatement work. The incident closed the House side of the Capitol. Workers on the Hill were directed to enter through a different entrance. The incident canceled some tours of the building and delayed the start of the House session.

Parts of US Capitol closed after incident

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours. A hazardous materials response team was in the building following an incident that began at around 2:30 a.m. or 3 a.m., Capitol Police said. There were no initial reports of any injuries. By midmorning, most of the building was reopened and Capitol tours on the House side resumed.

Part of Capitol closed for possible asbestos spill

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WUSA-9 9:15 a.m. EDT July 10, 2014WASHINGTON -- The House side of the U.S. Capitol is temporary closed for investigation into a possible asbestos release.During ongoing asbestos abatement work, there was a potential release affecting the House side of the Capitol, officials said Thursday. The incident began sometime in the early morning hours.Samples have been collected to determine whether there was exposure to hazardous materials.The Architect of the Capitol and U.S.

Capitol Alert: Homeowners win tax relief for 2013 mortgage debt foregiveness

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Capitol Alert: Homeowners win tax relief for 2013 mortgage debt foregiveness

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After more than a year of political wrangling, the Assembly gave final approval Thursday to state income tax relief for beleaguered homeowners who sold their homes on short sales or obtained loan modifications from their lenders last year. However, the tax exemption for "debt foregiveness" will apply only to those transactions that occurred in 2013, and homeowners who paid taxes on debt reductions they obtained last year would have to file amended tax returns to obtain refunds.

Standard Journal

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sponsors of an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana traveled to Salem on Thursday to turn in boxes stuffed with enough signed petitions to bring their total signatures to 145,000 — far more than are needed for the measure to qualify for the November ballot.

Israel's Peres receives US Congressional Gold Medal

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Israel's Peres receives US Congressional Gold Medal

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Outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday received the Congressional Gold Medal in the US Capitol rotunda, as he bids farewell to Washington after decades of working with American leaders. The 90-year-old Peres, who will leave office next month, paid tribute to the "American dream" and hailed Washington's steadfast support for the Jewish state. "Many people call me a dreamer.

How Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise Organzied and Won Their House Leadership Races

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How Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise Organzied and Won Their House Leadership Races

thewire.com2014-06-20 16:48:19Cache

Just like a high school student body election, the keys to winning the GOP leadership race were making friends, starting early and giving out free food. Thursday was one of those rare days when the life of Capitol Hill resembles one of the less exciting episodes of House of Cards. After Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise won their races for House Majority Leader and Majority Whip, respectively, journalists tried to figure out just how they did it.