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Obama: We will get to bottom of Ford Hood shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed that investigators will get to the bottom of a shooting incident Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, seeking to reassure the nation whose sense of security once again has been shaken by mass violence.


Christie-led governor's group raises $23.5 million in Q1 2014

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Governors Association, the group led by embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, raised $23.5 million in the first quarter of 2014, it will announce Thursday morning. The haul is more than twice the group's previous first-quarter record of $9.1 million raised in 2010, when then-Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, also famous for being an effective fundraiser, was in charge. "RGA's strong financial position will give us the resources to push back against the public sector unions and the White House," Executive Director Phil Cox says in the press release.

GOP budget slashes spending, aid to poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget plan stuffed with familiar proposals to cut across a wide swath of the federal budget breezed through the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, but its sharp cuts to health care coverage for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and popular domestic programs are a nonstarter with President Barack Obama.


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