San Diego City Council Refuses to Pay Mayor’s Legal Bills

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_c05c4eedaf.jpgScott J. Ferrell- Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images (SAN DIEGO) -- In the wake of an eighth woman accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment, members of the city council voted Tuesday to not pay his legal bills in connection with a harassment lawsuit filed by one of his aides.

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Alison Lundergan Grimes Launches Senate Bid in Kentucky

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_2944726b25.jpgKentucky Secretary of State's Office(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes officially launched her Senate campaign Tuesday against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., playing off his campaign’s nickname of Team Mitch and urging the crowd to join “Team Switch.”

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McCain: Without Immigration Reform, GOP ‘Cannot Win a National Election’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_863550d8ac.jpgChris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Despite the Republican strategy of passing piecemeal immigration reform, Sen. John McCain predicted Tuesday that comprehensive legislation can pass the GOP-controlled House. “I think this fall is very important,” McCain said at a forum hosted by AFL-CIO and the Economic Policy Institute.

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Senate Confirms National Labor Relations Board Nominees

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_bd70447b4d.jpgChris Knorr / Design Pics / Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Tuesday confirmed all five nominees for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): three Democrats and two Republicans. Kent Hirozowa, Nancy Jean Schiffer and Mark Gaston Pearce, all Democrats, were each confirmed for seats on the NLRB, an agency that deals with labor issues.

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Obama Offers Republicans New 'Grand Bargain'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_3c44e8b864.jpgMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- In an attempt to break the political impasse on Capitol Hill, President Obama on Tuesday offered Republicans a new “grand bargain” that would couple corporate tax reform with funding for programs to create middle class jobs. “I don't want to go through the same old arguments where I propose an idea and the Republicans just say no because it's my idea,” the president told workers at an Amazon shipping warehouse.

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