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Friday, March 07, 2014

Ukraine, Issa, Obamacare, millennials and other news from the The Hill's E-news for March 7, 2014

The Hill: The 2016 Comeback Kids?
By Cameron Joseph
A trio of familiar faces that will take the stage Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, hoping the second time's a charm for their presidential ambitions.

The Hill: Can Obama help bridge financial aid gap?
By Justin Sink
The president is expected to tout education initiatives found in his budget proposal released earlier this week.

The Hill: Issa hands Dems the mic
By Mike Lillis and Bernie Becker
House Republicans were thrust onto the defensive Thursday as Democrats waged a multi-pronged attack against Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and his aggressive leadership style atop the House Oversight Committee.

The Hill: CPAC Day One showcases a divided GOP
By Alexandra Jaffe
The first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference raised more questions about the direction of the conservative movement than it answered.

The Hill: Study: ObamaCare not reaching uninsured
By Jonathan Easley
ObamaCare isn’t achieving its primary goal of extending coverage to the uninsured, according to a new study.

The Hill: Ukraine aid bill clears the House
By Pete Kasperowicz
The House on Thursday approved legislation that would allow the Obama administration to provide loan guarantees to Ukraine.

The Hill: Senate blocks Gillibrand sex assault bill
By Jeremy Herb and Ramsey Cox
The Senate on Thursday blocked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) controversial proposal to take sexual assault cases outside the military’s chain of command from moving forward.

The Hill: Issa to Cummings: Sorry
By Rachel Huggins
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he personally apologized to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for cutting off his microphone during a heated hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The Hill: Obama calls Putin, offers diplomatic resolution
By Rachel Huggins
President Obama held an hour-long phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursdayafternoon to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

The Hill: Sinema to stay put in current seat
By Alexandra Jaffe
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) will run for reelection to her current seat, ending speculation over whether she’d switch to a much easier race in a neighboring, open district.

The Hill: Privacy is in our blood, says NSA official
By Kate Tummarello
Civil liberties are a top concern at the National Security Agency (NSA), the agency’s new privacy chief saidThursday.

The Hill: House takes first jab at Russia sanctions
By Julian Pecquet
A House panel on Thursday took the first, symbolic jab at sanctioning Russia over its incursion into Ukraine.

The Associated Press: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic
By Jesse J. Holland
Fifty percent of the millennials identify themselves as political independents, while only 27 percent said Democrat and 17 percent said Republican.

The Washington Post: No one blinking on Medicaid issue as Virginia approaches budget stalemate
By Michael Laris
Republican delegates and Gov. Terry McAuliffe showed no signs Thursday of budging in their standoff over expanding Medicaid, bringing Virginia closer to a historic budget stalemate.

Democrat says CFTC's low budget 'sucks'
By Tim Devaney
A leading House Democrat on the Appropriations Committee said Thursday that the federal regulator for commodities has such a small budget that it "sucks."

Ex-Obama adviser: 'Everything should be on the table' in Ukraine conflict
By Rebecca Shabad
A former national security adviser to President Obama said Thursday “everything should be on the table” in how the United States intervenes in the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Congress facing consequences of defense cuts
By Kristina Wong
Lawmakers are coming to grips with a 2015 proposed defense budget that would cut the Army down to 420,000 active duty soldiers and cut the number of aircraft carriers down to 10.

House bill filed to undo airline ticket advertising rules
By Keith Laing
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has filed a bill to undo regulations for airline ticket advertisements that have been enacted by the Department of Transportation under President Obama.

Whitehouse plans climate change all-nighter Monday
By Ramsey Cox
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is planning an all-night session in the Senate Monday to discuss climate change, according to his staff.

FCC pushes new rules for broadcasters
By Kate Tummarello
The Federal Communications Commission took aim Thursday at advertising agreements that critics say allow broadcast stations to dominate media markets.

Opinion: Maintain the best features of Biggert-Waters
By Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan
The 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act (BW12) is a bold step by Congress to reform the federally run National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Obama rebukes deportation criticism
By Justin Sink
President Obama declared himself "champion-in-chief of comprehensive immigration reform" on Thursday, rebuking criticism from Hisoanic civil rights groups and Democratic lawmakers on his deportation policy.

Obama authorizes sanctions on Russia
By Justin Sink and Russell Berman
President Obama on Thursday authorized new sanctions on Russia that will restrict travel and freeze the assets of people the Obama administration identifies as being involved in the invasion of Crimea.

Pro-Keystone XL ad airs on White House site
By Laura Barron-Lopez
Advocates of the Keystone XL oil pipeline were briefly front and center Thursday on the White House's website.

FreedomWorks head: Neb. GOP primary a 'win'
By Alexandra Jaffe
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe doesn’t seem to mind whether the group’s endorsed candidate makes it through the Nebraska Senate Republican primary.

CBC asks that Issa be stripped of gavel
By Bernie Becker
The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is calling for House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be stripped of his gavel for his behavior at a contentious IRS hearing on Wednesday.

Calls increase for SGR repeal before month's end
By Elise Viebeck
Pressure is building on congressional leaders to hold votes to overhaul Medicare's flawed physician payment system before the end of March, when the current "doc fix" expires.

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