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Ryan's Budget Plan Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. In the Senate, there's no chance the plan will pass.

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Debate Over Repealing Health Care Law Is Over, Obama Says

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

Six months after a disastrous rollout, more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance on the federal and state exchanges when the deadline passed on Monday.

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GM CEO Pressed On Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:00am

GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of the National Transportation Safety Administration testified on Capitol Hill about why it took so long to fix an ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

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In Arkansas, Voters May Get Chance To Raise Minimum Wage

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:54am

Arkansas has some of the lowest wages in the country. It's also home to one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats, raising the stakes for a possible ballot measure to increase the minimum wage.

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Savings And Loan Figure Charles Keating Dies At 90

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:04am

Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s, has died. He was 90.

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Bowser Wins Democratic Primary Over Embattled D.C. Mayor Gray

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:59pm

Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday. She defeated incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago.

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After Setbacks, Florida Governor Courts Latino Support

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:28pm

In his re-election bid, Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott can point to a rallying economy and a big war chest. But his campaign has recently run into trouble with an important group of voters — Hispanics.

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Chicago Mayor Could Face Tough Re-Election Challenge

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:02pm

Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former top aide to President Obama, find himself facing a challenge from another politician who was once close to Obama?

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Beyond The Fog Of Spin And Doubt: What Has ACA Achieved?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:00pm

The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for millions of Americans to obtain health insurance — but how successful has the law been in reforming the health care system?

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GM Ignition Switch Controversy Comes To Capitol Hill

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:00pm

General Motors CEO Mary T. Barra testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, speaking before a House panel that is investigating how the company handled problems with its vehicles' ignition switch.

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American-Made, Haven-Kept? Congress Looks At Caterpillar's Tax Returns

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:00pm

Caterpillar executives are on Capitol Hill answering questions about the company's tax returns. Caterpillar is accused of shifting money abroad to avoid billions in taxes.

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Senate Democrats Say Caterpillar Avoided $2.4 Billion In Taxes

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:59pm

Michigan Sen. Carl Levin says the Peoria, Ill.-based maker of mining and construction equipment "waved a magic wand" to make its tax liabilities disappear over a 12-year period starting in 2000.

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The Ryan Budget, Coming To A Campaign Near You

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:17pm

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's latest plan is likely to play a familiar role — as fodder for both parties' congressional campaigns this fall.

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Conservative Media Watchdog: Univision, Telemundo Favor Liberals

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:02pm

The Media Research Center says its survey shows that news stories on the nation's Spanish-language television networks are dominated by partisans on the left — and conservatives should be concerned.

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White House Says More Than 7 Million Signed Up For Obamacare

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:58pm

That means the White House met its original forecast, despite repeated and severe technical problems during the rollout of HealthCare.gov.

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When The Twit Hit The Fan: 'I'm Still Here,' Colbert Says

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:38am

In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."

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HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:10am

People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.

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