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Several of the top technology executives present at a Tuesday White House meeting had zero interest in offering fixes for the administration's glitchy health care website, CNN reported Wednesday. Instead, they came to talk about cybersnooping.
Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) Republican colleagues believe the popular conservative is more likely to seek a new leadership position within the House than run for president in 2016, The Hill reported Tuesday.
Some House conservatives, who spoke to The Hill on condition of anonymity, doubted the former vice presidential candidate's ability to best conservative governors in a presidential primary. At least one cited the bipartisan budget deal Ryan struck with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) as a potential liability and called it "a pretty good sign he’s not running for president.”
Republican Bradley Byrne cruised to a landslide victory over Democrat Burton LeFlore in a special election for Alabama's first congressional district.
The Associated Press declared the former state senator the winner at about 9 p.m. ET Tuesday. Unofficial returns showed Byrne taking about two-thirds of the vote and carrying every county in the district, according to al.com.
Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Tuesday defended the National Security Agency's telephone metadata collection in the wake of a federal judge's ruling that the agency's program is likely violating the Constitution.
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would award an approximately $1.5 million grant to reimburse organizations that provided relief to first responders and families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.