A massive tornado up to a mile wide chewed through Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, on Monday afternoon, grinding up entire neighborhoods and obliterating a school where third-graders who had huddled in a hallway were buried in rubble……Share on Facebook
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By late this summer, the State Department plans to send dozens of additional diplomatic security agents to high-threat embassies, install millions of dollars of advanced fire-survival gear and surveillance cameras in those diplomatic posts, and improve training for employees headed to the riskiest missions.
The price tag for the security improvements proposed after the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last Sept. 11 has reached $1.4 billion to meet the most urgent needs, including additional personnel. But diplomats and lawmakers say it will take years and billions more dollars to fully carry out the changes called for ….Share on Facebook
The Judiciary Committee has considered 99 amendments to the bill so far and will next take up interior enforcement provisions, with work still ongoing to reach deals on an assortment of contentious pieces, including the number of visas for high-skilled immigrants and whether committed gay couples will be included in the bill.Share on Facebook
GA-Sen: We’re not sure how credible this pollster is, but an early look indicates that the Republican primary is a complete tossup. Jack Kingston, Karen Handel, Phil Gingrey, and Paul Broun are bunched tightly in the mid-teens, with David Perdue at 6% and over 30% undecided.Share on Facebook
The two men barely spoke in the run-up to the 2012 elections, with one exception immediately after the January 2011 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., when McCain praised the president’s handling of the episode. Following that, Obama invited McCain for a face-to-face Oval Office meeting.
But that was about the sum of their interactions — until last November’s elections.Share on Facebook
Obama press secretary Jay Carney had previously acknowledged that the counsel’s office knew that the audit had been completed in April.
The report that White House lawyers may have known the report’s findings weeks before they became public will likely fuel GOP questions about when other senior administration officials first learned about the scandal and if the president should have been notified sooner.Share on Facebook
The case of Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, the government adviser, and James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, bears striking similarities to a sweeping leaks investigation disclosed last week in which federal investigators obtained records over two months of more than 20 telephone lines assigned to the Associated Press.Share on Facebook
Tornadoes touched down in three states on Sunday, ripping roofs off homes and turning trees to matchsticks, as severe weather swept the region.
A large “violent and extremely dangerous” tornado was spotted on the southwest side of Wichita, Kansas, the National Weather Service said.Share on Facebook
Over the last couple weeks, we’ve been talking about the 2014 House election, and in particular, which members might be especially vulnerable. First, we discussed House members in “crossover” districts: Democratic members in Republican-leaning districts, and vice versa. And then last week we discussed House members who had the closest racesin 2012, some of whom vastly underperformed their districts’ leans…….Share on Facebook
“Democrats know their fate in the 2014 elections hinges to a large degree on Obama’s popularity, and they say the president has responded appropriately to a trio of controversies involving the IRS, the Justice Department and the terrorist attack last year in Benghazi, Libya.”Share on Facebook