White House Warns Russia Not to Invade, Biden Plans Ukraine Trip

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_359429922a.jpgUS Department of State (WASHINGTON) — As pro-Russian activity rose in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, the White House voiced concerns that Russia might once again advance past Ukrainian borders. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Kiev on April 22, the White House announced, to meet with leaders in and outside of the government to reinforce American support and talk about Ukrainian security.

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Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns to Retire in October

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_e074b2b281.jpgUS Department of State (WASHINGTON) -- Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns announced on Friday that he will retire in October, more than 30 years after he entered the Foreign Service. Burns joined the Department of State in 1982 and served under 10 different Secretaries of State. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and was named deputy secretary of state to Hillary Clinton in 2011.

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Senators to Introduce 'Let Me Google That For You' Bill

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_806f08d970.jpgGonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Call it the “google-ization” of the United States. A new bill has been introduced in the Senate called the “Let Me Google That For You Act.” This is a real thing — really, let me Google it for you. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is working across the aisle with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on the bill, which is intended to “streamline the collection and distribution of government information.”

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Nine Things You Might Not Know About HHS Nominee Sylvia Burwell

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_e89d077fd8.jpgNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- After facing scrutiny for the rocky rollout of the president’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, Kathleen Sebelius stepped down on Friday as Health and Human Services secretary. The president nominated Sylvia Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Sebelius. Burwell has a long career in government, but she’s actually much more interesting than your typical bureaucrat.

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Rand Paul: ‘Hillary Clinton’s as Bad or Worse’ Than Obama on Privacy Issues

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_f90193917e.jpgTom Pennington/Getty Images (DOVER, N.H.) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told New Hampshire Republicans Friday night that winning the youth vote could come by appealing to them on privacy issues, arguing that one of his potential rivals -- former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- is vulnerable on the topic. “They’ve all got a cell phone and they all think the government shouldn’t be looking at their cell phone or listening to their cell phone without a warrant. We get to the young people with privacy,” Paul said.

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