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House Select Committee on Benghazi Ranking Member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Md., announces the release of a website titled Benghazi on the Record, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The website, according to Cummings, will collect in one place as much information as possible regarding questions about the attacks in Benghazi. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Democrats launch Benghazi website, ahead of hearing

- The Washington Times

Ahead of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s first public hearing Wednesday, Democrats on the committee say they’re launching an online clearinghouse to deal with questions already asked and answered and dispel falsehoods about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack.

Federal study: Uninsured rate down 2 points from 2013

- The Washington Times

The percentage of Americans who lacked health insurance in the first three months of this year is down 2 points from the same period last year, according to a federal study released Tuesday that fueled Democrats’ claims that Obamacare is working.

** FILE ** Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat. (Associated Press)

Sen. Joe Manchin: No on arming rebels

- The Washington Times

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III West Virginia said he’s not on board with President Obama’s request to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels as part of the plan to combat the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey testify concerning the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

U.S. troops in Iraq to rise to 1,600

- The Washington Times

There will be 1,600 U.S. troops in Iraq by the time President Obama's current plans are fully in place — but none of those are considered combat troops, which means the U.S. is not officially reengaged in the war there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress on Tuesday.

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., listen as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the CityArchRiver project at the Gateway Arch on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Whitney Curtis)

Senate Dems' campaign arm outraises Republicans in August

- The Washington Times

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) continued to outpace its Republican counterpart in fundraising in August, hauling in $7.7 million as both sides prepare to unload their resources during the final stretch of campaigning ahead of Election Day.

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A former assistant director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife was fined and reprimanded Monday for mistreating women as the Executive Branch Ethics Commission wrapped up a two-year investigation of the agency.

In this image provided by Shaho Pirani shows  Shaho Pirani posing with an automantic weapon near the village of Koya in Iraqi Kurdistan in June 2014. The Iranian Kurd living in Denmark, was on a month-long training camp for the Kurdish diaspora organized by Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. He joined Kurds from Norway, Switzerland and Britain for a crash-course on politics followed by weapons training. Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to fight the "psychopaths" of the IS group. (AP Photo/Shaho Pirani)

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

- Associated Press

Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

- Associated Press

A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses.

Advocates: NY is a leader for migrant children

- Associated Press

Advocates say New York state is a national leader in helping unaccompanied migrant children fleeing Central America to stay in the United States.

SLED chief: Keep agents' access to death records

- Associated Press

South Carolina's top cop asked legislators Tuesday to ensure that agents who investigate child deaths continue to have access to records like autopsy reports and birth certificates, saying he hopes a recent court ruling won't change that.