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Why The Benghazi Committee Is A Rare Win-Win-Win For Congress

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:39pm

The committee helps House Speaker John Boehner, the Tea Party wing that distrusts Boehner — and maybe even Democrats.

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Faced With Pentagon Budget Cuts, Congress Finesses The Numbers

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:31pm

The Pentagon's congressionally-imposed budget cuts ran into a powerful opponent this week: Congress itself. The House Armed Services Committee rejected $5 billion worth of proposed cuts.

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Week In Politics: Primary Politics And The Climate Change Report

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:11pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss North Carolina's primary elections and the dire new report on climate change.

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Democrats Divided Over Participation In Benghazi Panel

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:56am

The House voted to establish a panel to look into circumstances surrounding the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others.

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U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:19am

Britain has a national election next year and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.

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Long After Lewinsky Scandal, Time To 'Bury The Blue Dress'?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:18am

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the NFL draft, Kevin Durant's MVP speech, and why Monica Lewinsky has resurfaced in the news.

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Debate Endures Over Tax Exempt Status Of Crossroads GPS

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:06am

Crossroads GPS, the social welfare organization guided by conservative strategist Karl Rove, is practically invisible so far in the midterm political battles.

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Gay-Friendly Book Selections Put College Funding At Risk

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:43am

College students in South Carolina state colleges are rallying against what they see as a conservative attack on academic freedom.

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For Moms In Congress, Votes Mix With Diapers And School Pickup

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:32am

There are just nine women who have given birth while serving in Congress. In some ways, they're like all working moms who can't find enough time in the day. But there are also significant differences.

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House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi Probe

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:50pm

On a largely party-line vote, Republicans and some Democrats approved the establishment of a committee to dig deeper into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.

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Latest Partisan Flashpoint: GOP Benghazi Fundraising

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:42pm

Raising money after tragedy isn't new. But the latest dust-up comes as both parties try to energize their grass-roots supporters with control of Capitol Hill in the balance.

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Making Mental Health 101 Training For Cops A Priority

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:26pm

The intersection of law enforcement and mental health has been an issue in Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. One city is training its officers to better respond to people with mental illness.

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Keystone Pipeline Dispute Muddles The Path Forward On Energy Bill

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:03pm

An energy efficiency bill has stalled in the Senate, primarily due to disagreement over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The dispute leaves an otherwise popular bill in limbo.

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Congress Votes To Subpoena VA Chief Shinseki

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:29pm

The Veterans Affairs secretary would be called to testify over allegations that delays at VA hospitals have caused as many as 40 patients to die awaiting care.

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The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is ...

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:43pm

In Rwanda, nearly two-thirds of parliament consists of women, a trend that developed after the country's genocide. Cuba is third, with women making up 50 percent of its legislators. The U.S. is 99th.

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The Arab Activists Who Refuse To Bow To The Giant

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:57am

A new film We Are The Giant follows six people during the Arab Spring. Tell Me More's Celeste Headlee speaks to co-producer Razan Ghalayini and activist Maryam Al Khawaja.

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The Interesting Bits From Monica Lewinsky's 'Vanity Fair' Article

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:17am

The former White House intern whose affair with President Clinton eventually led to his impeachment writes about her life after the scandal, and shares her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and others.

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Spouses Of H1B Visa Holders May Now Hold Jobs In U.S.

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.

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Women On Capitol Hill May Be Better At Crossing Party Lines

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

There's an assumption that women are more prone than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch actually help?

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Bipartisan Bill Would End NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:15am

The White House and members of Congress agree that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone logs, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has to end.

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