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Obama’s latest regulatory power grab aims at ozone

- The Washington Times

President Obama on Wednesday checked off yet another major item on environmentalists’ wish list by targeting smog, further solidifying his legacy on green issues but also angering big business and giving Republicans fresh ammunition heading into the final 24 months of this administration.

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Hillary Clinton: This cycle’s Mitt Romney

A fantastical remark by Hillary Clinton went virtually unnoticed last week, especially by the mainstream media. By Monday, when President Obama let Ferguson, Missouri, burn to the ground by failing to deploy national guard troops to the city ripped by racial strife, the remark had been long forgotten.

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Stenehjem says sheriff's office did not break law

Associated Press

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Morton County sheriff's office did not violate open records law concerning a request for information about a deputy's whereabouts.

Nevada rules for immigrant benefits are gray area

- Associated Press

Immigrants covered by President Barack Obama's recent executive order will not qualify for certain federal benefits, including welfare and food stamps, according to the White House.

Council committees OK $300M DC United stadium

Associated Press

Two D.C. Council committees have approved up to $150 million in subsidies to build a new soccer stadium for D.C. United, allowing the legislation to go before the full council next month.

American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid

- Associated Press

U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five others, including an American journalist and a Briton who were moved elsewhere by their al-Qaida captors days before the raid.

FILE - This May, 29, 2014, file photo shows Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., at an event calling for reforms in the scandal plagued Veterans Administration, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grimm won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ethics panel again defers to Justice on Rep. Grimm

- Associated Press

Rep. Michael Grimm of New York won re-election this month, but he still faces a criminal investigation into possible campaign finance violations, as well as a 20-count indictment on tax fraud and other charges.

President Barack Obama addresses the crowd on issues surrounding the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

- Associated Press

A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.

President Barack Obama tries to quiet one of three hecklers as he addresses the crowd after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

A sampling of editorials from around New York

- Associated Press

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown on the Cuomo administration's continuing refusal to forecast tolls on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Driver's licenses to be issued to immigrants soon

- Associated Press

Immigrants living in the state illegally will soon be able to obtain a driver's license under a new program designed to teach the rules of the road to people who likely have been behind the wheel for years anyway.