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Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:27pm

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?

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Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:50pm

The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "Guns Everywhere Bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.

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Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:25am

The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.

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A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:56am

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible to apply for clemency if they meet six major criteria.

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Kansas Residents To First Lady: Stay Out

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:20am

Guest restrictions and increased security measures are looming as Michelle Obama plans to appear at a Kansas high school graduation next month. Thousands have petitioned to revoke her invitation.

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Propronents Of Affirmative Action Losing The Battle?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:20am

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in public university admissions. Tell Me More looks at the internal debate within the affirmative action movement.

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U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:11am

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

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Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:17pm

On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.

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Longtime DC Lawyer Is White House's Next Top Counsel

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:06pm

The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.

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One Month From Mudslide, Wash. Governor Takes Stock Of Damage

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:06pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.

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Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For D.C. Power Outage

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:31pm

A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all? Michigan.

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In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:12pm

Terri Lynn Land, a Republican running for Senate in Michigan, says she knows more about being a woman than the male Democratic congressman who's attacking her.

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Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:47am

The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and there were "much more important" priorities.

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What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:03am

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:03am

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday testing whether states can make it a crime to lie about candidates during an election campaign.

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Georgia Bill Loosens Restrictions On Guns In Public Places

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

Allowing guns into government buildings that have no security is part of a bill waiting the governor's approval. Municipalities worry their budgets will grow as they forced to hire security.

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High Court To Consider Political Lies, Future Of Broadcasting

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:56am

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in two high-profile cases that could affect video sharing on the Internet, and the telling of untruths in the political marketplace.

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'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-in-Waiting

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:28am

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Hillary Clinton to say yes, she is running for president.

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Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:35am

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.

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Obama Seeks Wider Authority To Release Drug Offenders

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:20am

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the administration expects to broaden criteria under which federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses can apply for pardons or reduced sentences.

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