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Fla. Lawmakers Turn Deaf Ear Toward Stand Your Ground Protesters

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 4:00am

This legislative session in Florida, one of the Republican authors of the "stand your ground" law is teaming with a Democratic leader on a bill to make some significant changes to the law.

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Holder Speaks Out On Snowden, Drone Policy, Softening Sentences

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 2:27am

In an interview, Eric Holder says he's open to talking with Edward Snowden about terms of surrender. And the attorney general is unhappy with the vote to block a nominee to a top Justice Dept. post.

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Democrats Are Up All Night Talking About Climate Change

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:13am

Democrats took to the Senate floor Monday night to talk about global warming and planned not to let up until morning. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got the dusk-to-dawn talkathon started.

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Senate OKs Bill To Combat Military Sexual Assault

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:45am

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault. The measure now goes to the House.

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Gas Exports Debate Makes Better Domestic Politics Than Geopolitics

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 5:08pm

Not everyone agrees that more U.S. natural gas exports would be an effective lever against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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4 Reasons The Pew Millennials Report Should Worry Democrats, Too

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:34pm

A new survey of Americans aged 18 to 32 includes some troubling news for the GOP. But the findings also suggest that few millennials see big differences between the two major parties.

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Hedge Fund Turns To Lobbying To Back Up Its Billion-Dollar Bet

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:00pm

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.

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Governors' Races Offer Promise For Democrats

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:45am

Republicans scored big gains in the states in 2010, but that's left them with few opportunities this fall. And there are several blue state GOP governors who are now in trouble.

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Political Rhetoric, From Energizing To Outrageous

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:54am

The recent Conservative Political Action Conference featured a stream of political zingers. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in on the rhetoric there and in other political news last week.

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Sen. Rand Paul Repeats In CPAC Presidential Straw Poll

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:32pm

The Conservative Political Action Conference made Sen. Rand Paul its top choice Saturday, less than two years before primary voting begins for the 2016 election.

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Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That's Still Awkwardly White

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 9:57am

There's never been a better time for black Republicans seeking office, yet even as some black candidates are hitting their stride, the party's support among blacks is still at rock bottom.

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A Senator's Long And Patient Recovery From Stroke

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 7:00am

Two years ago, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., was paralyzed on his left side by a stroke. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about his recovery and his hopes for other stroke victims.

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Libertarians Move In To Make A Small N.H. Town Even Smaller

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 7:00am

Grafton, N. H., is so tiny, it doesn't even have a stop light, but a group of Libertarians have moved there with an eye to slashing spending. It's made some residents angry.

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CPAC Is A Siren Call To GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 10:08am

Take one ballroom, add thousands of conservatives, stir in hundreds of reporters, and you have an irresistible attraction for GOP presidential hopefuls: the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Vegas's Legal Prostitution Could Have An Upside For GOP Convention

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:00am

One of the cities bidding to host the 2016 Republican National Convention is Las Vegas. But Nevada's laws allowing prostitution could present a roadblock for such an effort.

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Reaching The Young And Uninsured On A Texas Campus

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:00am

Many young people feel they can't afford health insurance. A professor in Houston is trying to educate students about subsidies that could help — and the penalties if they don't sign up now.

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Don't Run Out For Caviar Yet, But Wages Are Heading Higher

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 4:20am

Hourly wage gains of 2.2 percent are exceeding the annual inflation rate, raising hopes that Americans will soon be able to spend more at retailers, car dealers and other businesses.

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Don't Run Out For Caviar Yet, But Wages Are Heading Higher

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 4:20am

Hourly wage gains of 2.2 percent are exceeding the annual inflation rate, raising hopes that Americans will soon be able to spend more at retailers, car dealers and other businesses.

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CPAC's Conservative-Libertarian Split Could Be Hard To Bridge

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 5:03pm

Same-sex marriage and the National Security Agency's data gathering are two issues that show the wide divide between conservatives and libertarians.

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Concerns About Russia Fuel New Calls For Gas Exports

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 3:00pm

Russia is the world's top natural gas exporter, but the U.S. is the top producer. Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, explains efforts to get American gas to Europe.

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