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FCC Votes To Open Debate On New Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?

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Meet The High School Student Who Beat A State Lawmaker

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:26pm

A week before graduating from high school, 17-year-old Saira Blair won the GOP primary in a conservative West Virginia district. Even the incumbent she defeated concedes she outworked him.

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In Idaho, A Debate Like You've Never Seen Before

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:50pm

When two long-shots joined the top Republican candidates for governor at a debate Wednesday, they produced a night to remember.

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After Cory Booker, Newark Takes A New Turn

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:13am

Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor-turned-senator, had the job.

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700,000 Jobs Are At Stake If The Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The federal gas tax that's supposed to pay for the nation's highways doesn't bring in enough money. But Congress hasn't raised the tax in more than 20 years and isn't likely to do so now.

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700,00 Jobs Are At Stake If The Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

The federal gas tax that's supposed to pay for the nation's highways doesn't bring in enough money. But Congress hasn't raised the tax in more than 20 years and isn't likely to do so now.

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Shinseki To Address Claims Veterans Died Waiting For Care

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

On the day the Secretary for Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki testifies before a Senate committee, Renee Montagne talks to journalist Aaron Glantz about a series of recent controversies at the VA.

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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:29am

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to unveil its proposed rules and begin the process of debate. There will be 2 months for comment and then another 2 months for revision.

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White House Deputy Chief Of Staff To Oversee VA Review

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:10am

The move signals concerns over problems at the VA, particularly reports that hospital administrators in Phoenix kept a secret list to conceal delays as 40 veterans died waiting to get an appointment.

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Feinstein Wants CIA To Speed 'Torture Report' Release

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:22pm

With a bipartisan vote in April, the Senate Intelligence Committee told the CIA to declassify and make public parts of the "Torture Report." The agency isn't exactly rushing to do so.

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Past And Future Collide In Silicon Valley Congressional Race

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:26pm

California Rep. Mike Honda and challenger Ro Khanna largely agree on the big issues. Style is where the two Democrats differ.

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Ras Baraka Rises To Mantle Of Newark's New Mayor

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:00pm

In Newark, the New Jersey city held its first mayoral election since Cory Booker left for the U.S. Senate. Ras Baraka won, and Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC explains how the mayor-elect plans to run Newark.

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Speaking Beside A Bridge, Obama Addresses Approaching Budget Gap

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:00pm

President Obama is visiting one of New York state's bridges across the Hudson River to talk about the need to spend more on roads and bridges. Funds for federal highways and bridges continue to fall short of expected needs. Why is the federal gas tax not keeping pace with the number of miles Americans are driving?

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Meet The Frontrunners In The Crowded GOP Senate Primary

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:00pm

Seven Republicans are competing for the nomination to Georgia's open Senate seat. All are conservative, but the primary on May 20 will be a test of how well the Tea Party is doing. At least three of the candidates carry the Tea Party mantle. Some party leaders worry that if one of the more extreme conservatives gets the nomination, it could clear the way for a win by a moderate Democrat in the general election.

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Bill Clinton Says His Wife's Brain Is Just Fine, Thank You

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:16pm

The former president said Republican strategist Karl Rove's recent remarks about Hillary Rodham Clinton's health are "just the beginning" of the attacks that are headed her way.

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Jay Z Has Another Problem To Add To His 99

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:33am

Social media is still buzzing about the video of Beyonce's younger sister Solange attacking Jay Z while leaving a party. But is it any of our business? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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Sen. Scott: Democrats Too Focused On Symptoms Of Poverty?

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:33am

Today, few political leaders are putting the war against poverty at the top of their lists. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is the exception. He talks about his conservative approach to ending poverty.

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Newark Mayor's Race Seen As A Referendum On Cory Booker

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Residents in Newark, N.J., voted on Tuesday, closing a raucous mayoral campaign to replace Corey Booker, who is now a U.S. senator. Renee Montagne talks to Mark Bonamo of the website Politicker NJ.

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Tea Party Challenger Wins Nebraska's GOP Senate Primary

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

In Tuesday's Senate primary in Nebraska, Ben Sasse, a university president and Tea Party favorite, beat former state treasurer Shane Osborn.

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With Midterm Elections In Mind, Democrats Micro-Target Voters

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats used big data to much success. The big data approach to micro-targeting voters is getting increasingly powerful, and is being used for midterm campaigns.

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