Pentagon: It 'Strains Credulity' That Separatists Didn't Get Russian Help with Missile

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_fb42cc7b8c.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- It “strains credulity” that Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine did not get some Russian help in operating the sophisticated air defense missile system that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, the Pentagon said Friday. But with or without assistance, a Pentagon spokesman cautioned that the U.S. still does not have firm information as to who fired the missile.

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White House Party Crasher Plans to Jump into Va. Congressional Race

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_1f6ab28499.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Notorious White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is back -- and this time he’s found another high-profile event to barge into: the race for Virginia’s 7th congressional district. Salahi told ABC News that he is planning to jump into the race and face off against Republican candidate Dave Brat who won a surprise primary victory against former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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Obama Tells GOP: Stop Suing, Start Doing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_36f97f2eb7.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WILMINGTON, Del.) -- President Obama attacked Republicans Thursday for trying to sue him while he attempts to do the work that he thinks they should be doing. The impending House lawsuit charges the president with misusing his executive authority by making unilateral changes to various laws.  Obama fired back that it's nothing more than a political stunt.

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White House: A 'Full, Credible, Unimpeded International Investigation' of Malaysia Crash

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_e46a655ee8.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- The United States is calling for a, "full, credible, and unimpeded" international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH317, with White House officials urging Russia, pro-Russian separatists, and Ukraine to support an immediate cease-fire.

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DOJ Official Testifies on IRS Probe of Lost Emails

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_e5703f61ee.jpgAlex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Top Department of Justice official James Cole faced tough questions from a House Committee on Capitol Hill on Thursday, addressing an investigation into the disappearance of former IRS official Lois Lerner's emails. Cole, Deputy Attorney General, said no politics were involved in the DOJ's probe of the Internal Revenue Service, and no decisions have been made on whether to criminally charge any employees.

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