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Calif. Assault Law Requires College Students To Give Consent Before Sex

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:46am

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:12am

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

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Some Democrats At Odds Over Obama's Claim To Airstrike Authority

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 6:35am

President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.

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Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 1:48pm

Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.

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Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 1:37pm

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Only Game In Town

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Why do advertisers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games?

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Is Obama's War-Powers Shift Hypocrisy, Or Inevitable For A President?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Despite his liberal bona fides and campaign objections, President Obama's foreign policy decisions look very much like those of his predecessors.

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How To Keep 'Political Order': Make Modest Promises, And Deliver

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Francis Fukuyama, a former neo-conservative thinker, says that people worldwide still want democracy, but many transitioning nations are ill-equipped to give it to them.

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Only Game In Town

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Media buyers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games. Why? Because of the city's clear media market and the state's sports landscape.

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Chelsea Clinton Gives Bill And Hillary Their First Grandchild

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 1:50am

The baby has been eagerly anticipated as Hillary Clinton, who dubbed "grandmother" her "most exciting title yet, and said she wouldn't decide about running for president until after the baby arrived.

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National Security May Not Resonate At The Polls This Fall

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:11pm

With ISIS dominating headlines nearly every day, Republicans are hoping to play on long-held stereotypes that Democrats are weaker on national security. But voters may not take the bait.

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Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:11am

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.

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As U.S. Warplanes Hit ISIS, U.K. Debates Joining Airstrikes

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 6:38am

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron urged Parliament to authorize participation, saying the self-declared Islamic State poses a "clear and proven" danger to his country.

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Navajo Court May Disqualify Presidential Candidate Over Language Credential

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:22am

Candidates are required to speak Navajo fluently. But one of the two candidates who won the primary doesn't. He says he's a product of cultural destruction.

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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:32am

The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.

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Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:31am

Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.

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Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:40am

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

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Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:01pm

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.

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Dems Probably Won't Take The House, So Why Are They Spending So Much?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

No one is predicting that Democrats will win a House majority in November. Yet they are millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful.

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