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  • A Bureau of Land Management helicopter rounds up wild horses near Cold Creek, Nev., in June 2002. A similar operation is under way to capture about 2,500 wild horses in the next two months. (Associated Press)

    Wild horse roundup in Nevada is canceled amid outrage, fears over 'stealth' slaughter

    The U.S. Forest Service late Thursday canceled a roundup of wild horses scheduled for Friday in northern Nevada after horse advocates learned about it and made it public, accusing the government of trying a "stealth" effort to break the law and send the horses to a slaughter auction.


  • President Obama announces in the East Room of the White House in Washington March 4, 2013, he will nominate, Gina McCarthy to head the EPA; MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz for Energy Secretary; and Walmart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Budget Office. (Associated Press)

    Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised

    The White House announced Tuesday that it is canceling tours of the president's home for the foreseeable future as the sequester spending cuts begin to bite and the administration makes good on its warnings of painful decisions.


  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 21, 2010, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, listens during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Picture this: Cabinet portraits for big bucks

    It's not always easy to tell who's coming or going as the Obama administration starts its second term, but multiple agencies have quietly commissioned artists to paint official portraits of Cabinet secretaries and other top appointees — an expenditure often seen when officials are on the way out the door or already gone.


  • **FILE** Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (Associated Press)

    Brewer leads charge against feds

    Before there was Scott Walker, Rick Scott, Nathan Deal or Nikki Haley, there was Arizona's Jan Brewer — the original Republican protest governor, going toe-to-toe with the Obama administration over immigration, fighting the White House in the courtroom and becoming an early symbol of states' frustration with the White House.


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