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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

February 1, 2015

Politics

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Man arrested outside White House grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has arrested a man who climbed a bicycle rack outside the White House grounds Sunday, and he's been charged with unlawful entry.

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Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 6:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.

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Obama: NFL should consider officials controlling game balls
Posted: February 01, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is weighing into the controversy over deflated footballs and says the NFL should be considering how officials can control game balls.

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Alan Simpson says Jeb Bush best choice for president in 2016
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 6:02 pm

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson said he supports former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president.

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Foreign affairs, culture wars split GOP focus ahead of 2016
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 6:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need evidence there's no clear path to the Republican presidential nomination? Consider the competing messages some likely candidates delivered on Sunday's talk shows.

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Christie begins trip to London with soccer, not politics
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 4:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — An unabashed fan of the Dallas Cowboys, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent Super Bowl Sunday on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, watching football of another sort.

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Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity — lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to him.

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Walker open to sending troops to fight Islamic State group
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 12:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to sending U.S. troops to the Middle East to combat Islamic State fighters, but the potential Republican contender for 2016 presidential nomination isn't calling for them immediately.

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Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 12:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe.

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