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As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

President Obama would like to see bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. The idea has brought together an unusual coalition that includes the ACLU and Koch Industries.

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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:31pm

After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

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Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:38pm

The Vermont senator's campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.

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Deputy Secretary Of State: Iran Needs Nuclear Deal 'More Than We Do'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:32pm

NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Tony Blinken, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and the former deputy national security advisor for President Obama, about the latest on the negotiations with Iran.

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So Far, So Good For The Economy. But What About The Second Half?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:45pm

The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Webb

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:34pm

The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the confederacy.

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Obama Touts New Federal Overtime Pay Rule In Wisconsin

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:30pm

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin Friday to tout the administration's new proposed rule that could make 5 million more people eligible for overtime pay.

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Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:30pm

Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.

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Former Sen. Jim Webb Announces Run For Democratic Nomination

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:48pm

Webb, 69, represented Virginia for a single term beginning in 2007. He says the country "needs a fresh approach to solving problems."

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Was The Most Current Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:47pm

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

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Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:28pm

The Democratic candidate drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:01am

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Will the Supreme Court's decision to allow non-partisan commissions to draw districts break legislative gridlock? Linda Wertheimer talks to political scientist Thomas Mann.

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Trump Backlash Shows Latino Consumers' Growing Influence

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Macy's decision to sever ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants is the latest business partnership the real estate mogul has lost in the past several days.

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U.S., Cuba To Reopen Embassies In Step Toward Normal Relations

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:39pm

The White House announced Wednesday the opening of a U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, which is seen as a key step toward more normal diplomatic ties with the Cold War foe.

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Maine Lawmakers Consider Investigating Gov. Paul LePage

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:39pm

Lawmakers want to probe the allegation that Gov. LePage threatened to withhold over $500,000 from a state charter school if it didn't remove a Democratic legislator.

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Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Oregon

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 2:47pm

While the state permits people to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana, they still can't buy or sell recreational pot.

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13 Emails That Stood Out From The Latest Clinton Document Dump

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:46pm

The thousands of new emails don't reveal a "smoking gun" from the Democratic presidential candidate's time at State, but do give more insight into her daily activities--and some funny daily struggles.

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Clinton Announces $45 Million Fundraising Haul

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:27am

Hillary Clinton's campaign says it raised more than $45 million in its opening quarter. She's the first major candidate to announce fundraising numbers.

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