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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Awaits Sentencing

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:19am

McDonnell and his wife, former first lady Maureen, were convicted in September on several charges of corruption while he was in office.

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Senate Slow To Schedule Hearings For Attorney General Nominee

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

Confirmation hearings for nominee Loretta Lynch will offer the new Republican majority a chance to register protests about White House action on immigration and other controversial issues.

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Speaker Election Reveals Split Among Some House Republicans

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

John Boehner is set to start his third 2-year term as speaker. His election is nearly a foregone conclusion, although a number of his Republican colleagues are likely to vote against him on the floor.

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3 States Counter Obama's Proposal For Medicaid Expansion

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

States have a year to get full funding for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. The governors of Utah, Wyoming and Montana are trying to get the money but their legislators may derail the efforts.

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Republican Majorities Should Give Boehner More Breathing Room

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:22pm

We've heard a lot about how the new Republican majorities in Congress are historic in size. But just how big are they by historical standards and what difference does the size of the majority make?

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:58am

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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Former GOP Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:02am

Former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke died on Saturday. He was 95. When he took office in 1966, Brooke became the first popularly elected African American in the Senate.

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Republican Leaders Vow New Congress Will Get Things Done

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:01am

It's the first time since the 2006 election that both chambers will be controlled by Republicans. They pledge an end to gridlock, but they still have to work with the same Democratic president.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka: From Poetry To Power

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

He was a poet and a community activist. Now, as mayor of Newark, N.J., Ras Baraka faces the challenges of struggling schools, municipal corruption and mistrust between citizens and police.

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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.

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