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Lois G. Lerner (Associated Press)

True the Vote appeals, asks court to rein in IRS targeting

- The Washington Times

True the Vote, one of the conservative nonprofits targeted for intrusive scrutiny by the IRS, filed a notice of appeal Thursday signaling it will ask judges to throw out a lower court’s ruling that found the IRS’s targeting had already stopped, and tossed their case.

House Speaker John Boehner. (YouTube)

John Boehner previews ‘new American Congress’ in Christmas poem

- The Washington Times

The office of Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, released a video Thursday of Mr. Boehner reciting a slightly modified version of ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” to preview the 114th Congress, which will be sworn in next month and will feature a new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate and a swelling of Mr. Boehner’s GOP ranks in the House:

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State lawmakers to face bill banning gift-taking

- Associated Press

Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a laugh in Boston in this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Hillary Clinton supports Obama on Cuba

- The Washington Times

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham offered praise for President Obama's announcement of a shift in the United States' relationship with Cuba after a half-century freeze on diplomatic and economic ties.

FILE-This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases. Arpaio's decision to disband the criminal employment squad will end his last major foothold in immigration enforcement after the courts and federal government have gradually reined in his powers in recent years. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)

Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

- Associated Press

An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

Director of religious school group named UW-Madison lobbyist

- Associated Press

The director of a group that advocates for religious and private schools was named Thursday as the new lobbyist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison at a salary 14 percent higher than his predecessor's.

Michigan labor activist gets 18 months for fraud

- Associated Press

He has sued the governor. He's sued Detroit. Union activist Robert Davis even repeatedly sued a struggling school district while stealing thousands of dollars from it and serving on its board.