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** FILE ** Rep. Adam Kinzinger (at podium), Illinois Republican, speaks during a July 28, 2011, news conference on Capitol Hill to announce he will vote yes on the GOP plan to raise the debt limit. He is joined by Reps. Blake Farenthold (second from left), Texas Republican; Cory Gardner (second from right), Colorado Republican; and Sean Duffy (right), Wisconsin Republican. (Associated Press)

Club for Growth new website targets moderate 'RINOs'

The fiscally conservative Club for Growth launched a new website Wednesday dedicated to holding congressional RINOs — "Republicans in Name Only" — accountable for what the group calls abandoning the principles of economic freedom and limited government.

**FILE** Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi addresses the media Jan. 30, 2013, during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin. (Associated Press)

Obama advises Morsi to stay democratic

Grappling with unwelcome results of a revolution that he encouraged, President Obama told Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in a phone call Tuesday that he has a responsibility to "protect the democratic principles" that Egyptians fought for.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

GOP: Dems playing games on gun control

A spokeswoman for Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, accused Democrats of playing games on gun control Tuesday by planning to dump a background check on the GOP at a Thursday committee meeting.

**FILE** President Obama discusses the continuing budget talks in the briefing room of the White House on July 19, 2011. (Associated Press)

GOP officials: Delay health care law as cost-saver

West Virginia's state attorney general Tuesday called on President Obama to delay the implementation of his signature health care law, the latest in a chorus of Republicans arguing that slowing down the new law is a way to ease the looming crisis over sequester spending cuts.

**FILE** Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican (Associated Press)

Furloughs are looming, but the feds are still hiring

The federal government is facing massive furloughs beginning later this week, but it is still running help-wanted ads seeking workers to answer phones — at up to $81,000 a year — or to drive cars for the State Department, for as much as $26.45 an hour.