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            President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

            House Republicans authorize lawsuit against Obama for presidential overreach

            By Ben Wolfgang and Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

            House Republicans voted Wednesday to authorize an unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama, escalating a separation of powers battle between Congress and the White House that is heavily tinged with election-year politics.

            Capt. Lou Cascino, commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security while Staff Sgt. Eric Stephens and 1st Lt. James Kromhout verify their position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. (U.S. Army photo)

            Watchdog: U.S. may be funding Afghan terrorists through dubious business ties

            By Phillip Swarts - The Washington Times

            The U.S. could be funding the very terrorists in Afghanistan it is fighting because of an Army oversight process that’s so bad it’s not weeding out businesses connected to insurgents, a top watchdog warned Wednesday.

            Top Contender: With the Bridgegate scandal seemingly astern, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to New Hampshire, state of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, to campaign for a presumed 2016 White House bid. (Associated Press)

            Chris Christie sidesteps Bridgegate, again tops Republican presidential field

            By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times

            New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is once again at the top of the Republican presidential field and, while dented by the Bridgegate scandal that erupted roughly seven months ago, he remains a powerful fundraiser and popular campaigner, including here in New Hampshire, where he will appear on Thursday.

            House overwhelmingly approves $16 billion cash infusion for VA overhaul

            By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

            House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overhaul the VA health care system, hoping a $16 billion infusion of cash can help gain a handle on the wait times and poor care issues for veterans that have plagued the department.

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