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Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:59pm

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin says the Peoria, Ill.-based maker of mining and construction equipment "waved a magic wand" to make its tax liabilities disappear over a 12-year period starting in 2000.

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The Ryan Budget, Coming To A Campaign Near You

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:17pm

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's latest plan is likely to play a familiar role — as fodder for both parties' congressional campaigns this fall.

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Conservative Media Watchdog: Univision, Telemundo Favor Liberals

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:02pm

The Media Research Center says its survey shows that news stories on the nation's Spanish-language television networks are dominated by partisans on the left — and conservatives should be concerned.

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White House Says More Than 7 Million Signed Up For Obamacare

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:58pm

That means the White House met its original forecast, despite repeated and severe technical problems during the rollout of HealthCare.gov.

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When The Twit Hit The Fan: 'I'm Still Here,' Colbert Says

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:38am

In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."

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HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:10am

People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.

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When Politics Is Really Hardball — Baseball's Opening Day

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:18pm

There aren't many other political photo ops that scream out patriotism, tradition and fun than throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

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No Break From Politics On Obamacare Deadline Day

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:07pm

Monday marked the deadline to sign up for ACA coverage. But in keeping with the spirit of the flawed roll-out, the federal insurance exchange website was temporarily out of service at least twice.

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A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:29pm

T.W. Shannon, a 36-year-old conservative who is running to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, would be the third African-American in the Senate.

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Cause For Hope And Frustration In the Shadow Of ACA Deadline

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00pm

As the Affordable Care Act's midnight deadline draws near, there has been a surge in last-minute signups. The heavy traffic has caused both glitches in the website and optimism from some forecasters.

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The Saga Of The Civil Rights Act, An Idea Whose Time Came 50 Years Ago

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00pm

Author Todd Purdum talks about his book documenting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legislative maneuvering behind it and the people who steered the bill to passage.

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In The Midst Of A Boom, Dallas Outgrows Some Old Notions

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00pm

Outdated stereotypes may have some thinking that Dallas is just a town of cowboys, highways and football. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings corrects the record, describing the city's lively arts and culture.

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New GM CEO To Face Congressional Panels Over Delayed Recall

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:00am

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faces a tough week of testimony before congressional committees about defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

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Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:35am

In New Hampshire, where the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, the state has exceeded expectations for insurance enrollments. Credit goes, in part, to a grassroots campaign to sign people up.

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One Documentary Later, Rumsfeld's Inner World Remains 'Unknown'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:11am

Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.

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What's With This Video Of McConnell Doing Stuff?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 5:51pm

Congressional campaigns have been releasing b-roll of their candidates, which can then be used for superPAC ads in their favor. Footage of Sen. Mitch McConnell got some extra attention online.

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For Women, Being A Jock May Also Signal Political Ambition

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 4:15pm

Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest public office.

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The Story Of Calif. Senator's Arrest Reads Like Pulp Fiction

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:12pm

In a case that has stunned California's political community, Sen. Leland Yee is charged with trafficking shoulder-fired missiles and plotting with a character known as "Shrimp Boy."

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West Virginia's Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:05pm

Calling a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy unconstitutional, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bill that would have made it a crime to conduct such a procedure in West Virginia.

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Activists Push Public Financing Of N.Y. Political Campaigns

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:00am

Even as the presidential public financing system has been all but abandoned, advocates are trying to bring such a system to New York state. What happens there could be a model for other states.

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