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Openly-Gay Candidate May Help Mass. GOP End Losing Streak

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:12am

Massachusetts Republicans have lost the last 92 U.S. House races in a row. It's the worst GOP losing streak in the country. But, Republicans think they've found their savior in Richard Tisei.

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India Begins World's Largest Election

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:09am

The country's 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks to choose representatives to its 543-seat lower house of parliament. Results are expected on May 16.

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Welcome To Voting Rights Boot Camp

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:24am

In the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling last year, advocates worry that jurisdictions are quietly making changes to disenfranchise minorities. A training program is designed to counter that.

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Obama Is Poised To Sign Executive Order On Equal Pay And Contractors

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 3:20pm

Seeking to advance the cause of equal pay for women, President Obama plans to sign am executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who compare salaries.

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With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:24am

The Affordable Care Act's poll numbers may rise now that seven million more Americans have a stake in its survival. Yet even a small number of people can still make trouble for the law.

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You Could Be A 'New Republican' If You Agree With This Ad

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:34pm

A new ad featuring Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is part of an effort to rebrand the Republican Party — and end its reputation as "the party of no."

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From Stick Figures To Portraits, Bush Frees His Inner Rembrandt

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59pm

Former President George W. Bush worked with many world leaders while in office. Now, he's unveiling 24 portraits he painted of some of them. The exhibit will be at his new presidential library.

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Expecting A Spring Thaw, Shops And Restaurants Warm To Hiring

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:49pm

Employment and wages are increasing, along with hopes for more consumer spending, analysts say.

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Week In Politics: Money In Campaigns And Health Care Numbers

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:07pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the Supreme Court campaign finance ruling and health care enrollment numbers.

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Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching, And Praying

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:49pm

More than three months have passed since the long-term unemployed saw their federal jobless benefits cut off abruptly. One Michigan woman is looking for work while watching for congressional action.

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Congressman's Lament: $174,000 Isn't Enough To Make Ends Meet

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:05pm

Rep. Jim Moran argues that members of Congress are underpaid. His claim has been greeted with derision, but there's evidence the cost of living in D.C. makes it tough for members of modest means.

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Bush's 'Art Of Leadership' Puts Putin And Others On Display

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:21am

The former president has taken up art since leaving the White House. The Bush center in Dallas is showing some of his portraits of world leaders. His favorite: That of his father, the 41st president.

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Enrollment Numbers Put Obamacare Battle To Rest?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:08am

The White House passed its enrollment goal for the Affordable Care Act. But will Democrats run on Obamacare or away from it? Republican strategist Lenny McAllister and The Root's Corey Dade weigh in.

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Senate Committee Votes To Declassify CIA Interrogations Report

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to ask the CIA to declassify portions of a committee report detailing the agency's interrogation of terrorism suspects after Sept. 11, 2001.

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For Political Conventions, Another Balloon Bursts

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:06pm

National party conventions have received taxpayer funds for years, but new legislation will end that — just as parties and the media are re-thinking the relevance of those quadrennial extravaganzas.

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Who's Who In Senate-CIA Report Showdown

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:14pm

A Senate panel voted Thursday to declassify parts of a controversial report on the CIA's use of interrogation activities. Here's a look at some of the key Senate players and their motivations.

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A Week Into His New Job, Controversy Forces Mozilla CEO To Resign

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:09pm

Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.

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Mega-Donor Opens Wallet On The Hill To Kill Online Gambling

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:02pm

Sheldon Adelson is possibly the most influential campaign donor in the U.S. He also happens to be the head of the Sands casino empire, and now he's behind a push in Congress to ban online gambling.

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NPR Poll: GOP's Older Voter Advantage Slips From 4 Years Ago

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:23pm

The new NPR poll indicated that Republicans had a 10 percentage-point advantage over Democrats with voters over age 59. In 2010, it was 21 points.

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'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:15am

A dispute between Beaver State blueberry farmers and workers causes Congress to change an obscure provision in a 1938 labor law. Some fear it will delay pickers' paychecks.

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