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Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Will the Supreme Court's decision to allow non-partisan commissions to draw districts break legislative gridlock? Linda Wertheimer talks to political scientist Thomas Mann.

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Trump Backlash Shows Latino Consumers' Growing Influence

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Macy's decision to sever ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants is the latest business partnership the real estate mogul has lost in the past several days.

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U.S., Cuba To Reopen Embassies In Step Toward Normal Relations

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:39pm

The White House announced Wednesday the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, which is seen as a key step toward more normal diplomatic ties with the Cold War foe.

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Maine Lawmakers Consider Investigating Gov. Paul LePage

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:39pm

Lawmakers want to probe the allegation that Gov. LePage threatened to withhold over $500,000 from a state charter school if it didn't remove a Democratic legislator.

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Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Oregon

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 2:47pm

While the state permits people to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana, they still can't buy or sell recreational pot.

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13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:46pm

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give more insight into her daily activities--and some funny daily struggles.

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Clinton Announces $45 Million Fundraising Haul

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:27am

Hillary Clinton's campaign says it raised more than $45 million in its opening quarter. She's the first major candidate to announce fundraising numbers.

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Can The Candidate Move Beyond 'The Christie Show'?

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:13am

This week the Christie Tracker podcast headed to Livingston High School for analysis on Gov. Chris Christie's announcement.

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GOP Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Releases Tax Returns

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:07am

Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns, the most ever by a presidential candidate. Releasing returns is a way to show he has nothing to hide. It also pressures other to be as transparent.

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Jeb Bush's Wealth Skyrocketed After Leaving Governor's Office

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:53pm

Thirty-three years of tax returns — the most ever for a presidential candidate — show Bush earned $29 million since leaving office. He also paid an average tax rate of 36 percent over three decades.

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Chris Christie Becomes 14th Republican Presidential Candidate

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:29pm

With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the race, there are now 14 Republican candidates for president. Two more are expected to join by the end of July.

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Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 4:18pm

The Labor Department plans to change a rule so that 5 million more Americans will be able to collect overtime pay. Business groups say the change will hurt hiring, but labor groups are applauding.

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Does The Drip, Drip, Drip Of Clinton's Email Controversy Matter?

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:55pm

The State Department will release another set of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state on Tuesday. The email issue may dog the Democratic candidate for her entire campaign.

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Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

The Export-Import Bank, which helps to finance trade deals for U.S. companies, needed Congressional reapproval by June 30, but Congress didn't act. Now the bank is living on borrowed time, thanks to an anti-crony capitalism campaign driven by Koch organizations and other conservative groups.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Launches Presidential Campaign

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his bid for the White House on Tuesday becoming the 14th Republican to enter the race. No other candidate has seen a steeper decline in the past couple of years than Christie, once seen as a top candidate for the nomination. He hopes his brash style can help him come back in a place like New Hampshire.

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Obama Proposes Expanding Overtime Pay To Nearly 5 Million Workers

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

The White House is proposing new rules that will boost the number of people eligible to receive overtime pay. The rules are facing opposition from the retail and restaurant industries.

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Brazilian President Mends Ties With President Obama On White House Visit

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:15pm

President Obama sought to downplay any major impact the Greek debt crisis could have on the U.S. economy. He spoke at a news conference with the president of Brazil and also addressed the ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program and his administration's recent wins on the domestic policy front.

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California Governor Signs School Vaccination Law

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:25pm

Starting July 1, 2016, all children enrolled in public or private schools or day cares in the state must be vaccinated, regardless of parents' religious and other personal beliefs.

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Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:45am

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."

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'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:54am

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.

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