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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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Week In Politics: Ukraine And CPAC

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

Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Reihan Salam of National Review and Reuters. They discuss the U.S. role in Ukraine's ongoing crisis and the latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Lawmaker Wants To Ban Orcas At San Diego's SeaWorld

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:41pm

The California Democrat, who says he was inspired by a controversial documentary, has proposed a bill to prohibit the park from keeping the animals.

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Republicans Find Useful Enemy In Harry Reid

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:43pm

The Senate Democratic leader's sharp attacks on political opponents have led Republicans to call him "detestable" and a "bully." But not enough Americans know Reid to make him a very useful villain.

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Civil Rights Nomination Fight Connects To Decades-Old Murder

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:01am

The Senate voted this week to bar Debo Adegbile from leading the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Law professors Douglas Kmiec and Spencer Overton discuss the case and role of the division.

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Gillibrand, McCaskill Square Off Over Military Assault Prosecutions

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 4:00am

The Senate has rejected a measure that would have allowed military prosecutors — rather than commanders — decide which sexual assault cases to pursue. The 2 female senators were on opposite sides.

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House Backs Obama's Request To Back Loans For Ukraine

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 4:00am

The crisis in Ukraine is galvanizing unusually swift bipartisan action on Capitol Hill. The GOP-led House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine.

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Sen. Rand Paul To Address Annual CPAC Meeting

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 4:00am

Everyone at the Conservative Political Action Conference assumes Rand Paul is running for president in 2016. He's a top contender, but is the Republican Party ready for his libertarian views?

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3 Lessons From Obama's Failed Justice Department Nomination

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 6:24pm

Why was it such a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against President Obama's nominee.

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Top Conservative Event Opens With Big Names, Red Meat, And Fun

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:55pm

Opening day at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracted some of the biggest names in GOP politics. It also featured some young conservatives bent on having some fun with politics.

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Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Reforms

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:00pm

The Senate has blocked a bill introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, which had proposed revisions to military procedures for punishing and preventing sexual assault.

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As CPAC Opens, GOP Stars Take Turns At The Podium

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:00pm

The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, routinely attracts big names in the Republican party — and this year's no different. It starts Thursday.

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Texas Abortion Restrictions Shutter Two More Clinics

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:00pm

Several Texas abortion clinics are shutting down Thursday, in part due to restrictions passed by state lawmakers. They join a growing list of clinics that have closed since the law was passed.

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