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Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:49pm

So much of what will happen in the 2016 presidential race — in both political parties — hinges on Hillary Clinton's decision on whether to run.

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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:41am

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

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Do America's Deportation Policies Work?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:39am

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

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Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:38am

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:55am

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.

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Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:49pm

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.

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Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:27pm

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.

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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:39am

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

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Obama's Tax Rate Rose — And He Can't Blame Anyone But Himself

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:35pm

President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.

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Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:26pm

Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.

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Backlash Over State Party's Progressive Agenda May Hobble Udall

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:06am

When Democrats took control of Colorado's statehouse, they pushed through gun control, civil unions and environmental bills. Then voters pushed back, and Sen. Mark Udall is feeling the fallout.

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In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:43am

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents, thanks to a weak economy. He's hoping to eke out a win using policies and strategies favored by the president.

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A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:21pm

Some lawmakers say a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West last year could be the state's best opportunity to pass needed safety measures. But it's going to be an uphill battle.

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John Boehner Foe Targets 'Electile' Dysfunction

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:58pm

A high school French teacher who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner has come up with a novel campaign approach: an ad spoofing virility drug commercials.

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New IRS Commisioner Grapples With Tumult And Tax Code

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:01pm

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen discusses the challenges of running the government's tax collection arm, in the face of sequestration cuts and congressional scrutiny.

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Ohio Ordered To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:01am

A federal judge put a "stay" on his ruling, though, which apparently means his order affects only the four couples who sued to have their names put on their children's birth certificates.

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Deficit Forecasts Shaved, But Likely Won't Shrink Much Longer

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:32am

While the Congressional Budget Office has lowered its shortfall projections for the next few years, it warns that deficits will start rising substantially again unless policymakers act.

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As Election Nears, Congress Is Expected To Be Less Productive

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:59am

If anything, 2014 has been marked with a flurry of show votes. Those are votes on bills that have no realistic hope of passing Congress, but are done to make political points.

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'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 2:12pm

President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.

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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:20am

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.

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