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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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Republicans Form New Fundraising Group, On Heels Of High Court Ruling

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 8:04am

Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new super joint fundraising committee.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:06am

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:06am

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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If Aide-Kissing Congressman Doesn't Quit, Voters Will Decide Fate

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:00pm

As of this writing, Rep. Vance McAllister is still a congressman representing his northeastern Louisiana district. And that's part of the problem for a GOP establishment that would like him gone.

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5 Takeways From The Equal-Pay Debate

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:06pm

While Republicans launched some effective counterattacks on the equal pay issue, keep in mind the White House is making a political case to voters — not a statistical argument to economists.

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This Week In Politics: Sebelius, Civil Rights And Immigration

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:00pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss Kathleen Sebelius' resignation, Jeb Bush's immigration comments and the civil rights anniversary.

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As Sebelius Steps Down, Obama Taps Budget Director To Replace Her

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:00pm

President Obama bid farewell Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose lengthy tenure was marred by the botched rollout of the government's health insurance website. Obama wants his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Sebelius.

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5 Things To Know About The New Health Secretary

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:34pm

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's nominee to replace retiring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, has small-town roots and big-time government experience.

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Congress Votes To Bar Entry To Iran's U.N. Ambassador

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:35am

The ban, which passed the House late Thursday, is aimed at denying entry to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was among the students who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

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'I Knew It Wouldn't Be Easy,' Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius Says

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:52am

With Kathleen Sebelius leaving as health secretary, the president is turning to budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell to run the agency that oversees the Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare.

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VIDEO: Woman Throws Shoe At Hillary Clinton, No Harm Done

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:49am

The flying footwear missed the former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential contender. She was giving a speech in Las Vegas. "Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?" Clinton joked.

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Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:43am

Barack Obama and George W. Bush, two U.S. presidents with little in common in terms of policy, personal style and politics, each paid tribute to the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson.

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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Step Down

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:12am

The move comes about 6 months after the disastrous roll out of the health insurance website. It was eventually fixed, but not before delivering a severe blow to the president's approval ratings.

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Obama And Al Sharpton: An Odd Couple Who Make Political Sense

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:38pm

For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.

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Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:09pm

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.

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