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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:32am

The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.

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Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:31am

Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.

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Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:40am

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

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Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:01pm

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.

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Dems Probably Won't Take The House, So Why Are They Spending So Much?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

No one is predicting that Democrats will win a House majority in November. Yet they are millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful.

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As Election Nears, Voting Laws Still Unclear In Some States

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

A federal appeals court in Ohio just upheld a decision extending early voting in that state — but several other big voting law cases are still undecided, just weeks before the midterm elections.

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U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:45pm

The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremists groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.

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Obama At U.N.: World Risks Being Caught In 'Undertow Of Instability'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:15am

The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.

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Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.

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Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.

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Obama's U.N. Speech Aims To Enlist Others In Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in the morning about the threat posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. And in the afternoon, he hosts a meeting of the Security Counsel.

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As Syria Grabs Headlines, Congress Tends To Local Business

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:05pm

Congress went on recess after voting to support the president's ISIS plan. And for many members, local issues and events — not the military airstrikes in Syria — are now center stage.

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Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.

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More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:36am

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.

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Obama: Coalition Against ISIS Shows 'This Is Not America's Fight Alone'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:43am

The president praised the five Arab nations that joined in airstrikes against extremists in Syria and said it should be clear that there are "no safe havens" for those who threaten America.

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House Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On White House Security Issues

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

New details are emerging about Friday's incident when a man scaled a fence and reached the White House before the Secret Service subdued him. The incident is prompting questions about lax security.

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Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:39pm

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.

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Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:11am

Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.

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Congress Uses Recent Issues To Attack NFL's Tax Exempt Status

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:33am

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

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All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:26am

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day climate summit sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instructed to arrive with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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