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Pope Francis To Address Congress During U.S. Trip, Boehner Says

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:29am

House Speaker John Boehner says Francis will address lawmakers on Sept. 24 during his first papal visit to the United States.

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5 Things The Vaccine Debacle Reveal About The 2016 Presidential Field

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 9:05am

There are some some deep political lessons in how the 2016 hopefuls fumbled the political hot potato.

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg To Step Down

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 7:39am

The head of the Food and Drug Administration has been on the job for six years and presided over such controversial decisions as relaxing age restrictions on the Plan B contraceptive.

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Jeb Bush Tests Political Waters In Detroit

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

In his first major speech of the year, Jeb Bush seemed very much a candidate road testing a message that will be the centerpiece of a bid for the White House.

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Supporters Say Imprisoned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:03am

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:03am

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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In Detroit, Jeb Bush Makes A Campaign Must-Stop

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:43pm

While he hasn't declared his 2016 candidacy yet, the former Florida governor spoke Wednesday at a preferred venue for presidential candidates.

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Secretary Of Defense Nominee Appears Headed For Easy Confirmation

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.

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Jeb Bush Continues To Test Campaign Waters With Detroit Speech

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech to the Detroit Economic Club is being closely watched.

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Jeb Bush Continues To Test Campaign Waters In Detroit

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech Wednesday to the Detroit Economic Club got his feet wet.

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How The Voting Debates Will Be Different In 2015

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:55pm

There are already 1,200 voting bills introduced in state legislatures this year. Many seek to expand early voting, online and mail voting.

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NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Continues, Intelligence Review Says

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

A year ago, President Obama proposed doing away with the National Security Agency's practice of collecting Americans' phone records in secret. Has that change been accomplished?

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Senate Panel Holds Hearing For Ash Carter, Defense Nominee

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

Ash Carter is poised to become the fourth secretary of Defense under President Obama. Carter has been working off and on in the Pentagon for nearly 30 years.

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Obama Reluctant To Raise Federal Gas Tax

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

Some lawmakers are pushing for a hike in the federal gas tax to help pay for roads and bridges. The White House wants to spend on infrastructure too but not through an increase in the gas tax.

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Red States Move To Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

Republican governors in Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and other states are pushing Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act — something many at first resisted.

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House Votes Again To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:12am

Tuesday's vote gave House Republican freshmen their first chance at repealing the law, and this is the first full repeal vote since millions of Americans signed up for coverage under the program.

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Science Of Vaccines Is Settled — But Politics Are More Complicated

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:18pm

Should kids get the measles vaccine or should parents be given a choice? Potential 2016 presidential candidates weigh in, and their views are all over the place.

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House Votes To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:30pm

The vote was 239-186. The bill would repeal the health care law and direct panels to come up with a replacement. The measure, which is unlikely to pass the Senate, faces a presidential veto threat.

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Marco Rubio Challenges Obama Administration's New Approach To Cuba

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:06pm

Florida Republican Marco Rubio is using his new role as chairman of a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to rail against what he sees as U.S. concessions to Cuba. He's particularly concerned about plans to reopen the U.S. embassy in Havana.

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House Votes To Repeal ACA, Though Bill Unlikely To Pass Senate

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:06pm

The House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first such full repeal vote in two nearly two years. Some 19 million Americans would lose health coverage under the legislation. The bill, though, is not likely to pass the Senate, where a half dozen Democrats would have to go along with it. President Obama has also promised to veto legislation that undoes his signature achievement.

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