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5:16 am
Thu December 4, 2014

16 Things Michele Bachmann Will Miss About Congress

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3:13 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Senators Try Again To Make Disclosure Process Electronic

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 4:44 pm

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The Two-Way
2:43 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration Actions

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 4:01 pm

Updated at 5:58 p.m.

Seventeen states, led by Texas, are suing the Obama administration over its recent executive actions on immigration.

"The Constitution prescribes immigration policy be fixed by Congress — not by presidential fiat," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the state's governor-elect, said at a news conference in Austin.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Potential Presidential Candidates Give Speeches On Foreign Policy

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 11:42 am

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2:29 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Obama Talks Gas Tax And Visas With Business Leaders

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

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11:21 am
Wed December 3, 2014

President Obama And The Courts: A Shift In Balance

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 11:53 am

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Politics
3:05 am
Wed December 3, 2014

When Big Money Leads To Diplomatic Posts

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 5:22 pm

When describing her qualifications for the job, the newly confirmed U.S. ambassador to Hungary cited a "product" she helped develop that is exported to "more than 100 countries, for daily consumption with more than 40 million viewers."

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Politics
3:05 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Sports Commissioners Absent From Senate Hearing On Domestic Abuse

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 5:41 am

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The Two-Way
3:51 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

House OKs Measure Stopping Social Security Payments To Former Nazis

After World War II ended, many Nazis found their way to the U.S. This much we know.

Some of them were later forced out of the country once their activities during the war came under scrutiny. But they continued to receive Social Security benefits even after they left.

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It's All Politics
3:08 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Should We Rue Rob Portman's Decision Not To Run For President?

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, conducts a town hall meeting with employees after an October 2014 tour of Harris Products Group in Mason, Ohio.
Al Behrman AP

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 3:51 pm

This just in: At least one Republican in Washington has decided he doesn't want to be president.

OK, that's not exactly what Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said. He said he wasn't running for president. Obviously, there is a difference. Nothing is more common in politics than a would-be mayor/governor/president who wishes he or she could just be appointed to the job.

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Politics
3:07 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Republicans Rally To Counter Obama's Immigration Action

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:14 pm

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Politics
3:07 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

GOP Hopes To Use Spending Bill As Leverage Against Immigration Action

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:14 pm

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It's All Politics
10:24 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Study: Campaign Cash Brings Tax Benefits On Capitol Hill

J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:55 pm

A new analysis takes aim at one of political science's evergreen topics: What do donors get in exchange for their campaign contributions?

The answer, according to three researchers at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, is that "investments in on-going access to policymakers are associated with future tax benefits."

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Global Health
3:31 am
Tue December 2, 2014

President Hopes To Draw Attention, And Funding, To Ebola Research

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:44 am

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Politics
3:31 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Following Ferguson, Obama Urges Changes To Boost Community Policing

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:44 am

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Shots - Health News
2:08 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

Don Benfield is trying to get health care coverage for his family. The options at work are too expensive, but his employer's option disqualifies him from Affordable Care Act subsidies.
Courtesy of Don Benfield

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 6:50 am

Don Benfield of Taylorsville, N.C., makes $11 an hour working for a mobile-home parts business, selling things like replacement doors and windows.

Benfield, 51, doesn't have health insurance.

"I haven't had health care insurance in years, simply because I haven't been able to afford it, especially with food prices, how they went up," he explains.

Benfield's employer does offer health insurance coverage, even though, with fewer than 50 employees, the business is not required to.

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The Two-Way
2:20 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Republicans Debate: Fight The President Now, Or Fight Him Later?

Republican Senator-elect Thom Tillis of North Carolina says he expects his party to challenge the president immediately on immigration, and that he hopes President Obama's Defense and Justice nominees will be acceptable to both parties.
Davis Turner Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 7:16 am

Congress returns for its final session of the year on Monday afternoon, and lawmakers have a big to-do list ahead before they can adjourn for the holidays.

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Politics
3:27 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Week In Politics: Hagel's Resignation, Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 4:22 pm

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2:04 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

A view of the the U.S. Naval Station base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama promised during his first days in office to close the U.S. prison there but it still houses detainees.
Suzette Laboy AP

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 5:16 am

The U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is far from being closed — something President Obama promised to do in the first days of his administration. But people are being released.

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Politics
3:17 am
Thu November 27, 2014

EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 10:12 am

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Research News
2:48 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 10:12 am

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Thanksgiving - a day to gather with relatives around the dinner table, engage in conversations, like this one...

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS")

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR #1: (As character) I know how you feel.

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The Two-Way
10:16 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

The US Capitol building as seen from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 7:39 am

A U.S. district court judge awarded a victory to campaign finance reform advocates on Tuesday when she ruled the Federal Election Commission was too loosely enforcing a campaign finance regulation passed in 2007, allowing some big-money donors to remain anonymous.

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It's All Politics
2:05 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Veto Threat Puts Tax Break Package Back At Square One

President Obama's veto threat against a proposed deal between top Senate Democrats and House Republicans has stalled progress on renewing an expired package of tax breaks.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

House and Senate negotiators who thought they were close to a deal renewing expired tax breaks have a new factor to worry about: a veto threat from a White House unhappy about helping businesses but not the working poor.

The veto threat comes with Congress on Thanksgiving recess and planning only a couple of work weeks in December before it adjourns.

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It's All Politics
12:05 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Justice Ginsburg Recovering After Heart Stent Implant

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her court chamber, in July.
Cliff Owen AP

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 12:55 pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked right coronary artery, but she was expected to be back on the bench when the court reconvenes on Monday.

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The Two-Way
8:12 am
Wed November 26, 2014

EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies at an oversight hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 23.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 11:49 am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new rules today to reduce emission levels for smog-causing ozone, which is linked to asthma and other health problems.

The draft measure calls for lowering the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. The agency said it would take comments on an ozone level as low as 60 ppb.

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The Two-Way
5:20 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

A local business is boarded up in anticipation of another night of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday. A day after people set fire to buildings in the city, President Obama said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
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In a speech in which he said he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also stated, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."

The president had been scheduled to speak about immigration policy during his appearance at Chicago's Copernicus Community Center. But he began his remarks by calling for calm in Ferguson, Mo., responding to the fiery unrest that has followed a grand jury's decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson over the killing of Michael Brown.

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It's All Politics
8:02 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., in August, where he met with elected and police officials and community members.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 6:15 am

This post was updated at 5:30 p.m. ET

Attorney General Eric Holder says "far more must be done to create enduring trust" between police and communities they serve, even as his Justice Department continues to investigate possible discriminatory police actions in Ferguson, Mo.

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National Security
4:17 am
Tue November 25, 2014

White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 6:02 am

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Around the Nation
3:52 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 12:47 pm

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4:36 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 8:15 am

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