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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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When Politics Is Really Hardball — Baseball's Opening Day

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:18pm

There aren't many other political photo ops that scream out patriotism, tradition and fun than throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

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No Break From Politics On Obamacare Deadline Day

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:07pm

Monday marked the deadline to sign up for ACA coverage. But in keeping with the spirit of the flawed roll-out, the federal insurance exchange website was temporarily out of service at least twice.

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A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:29pm

T.W. Shannon, a 36-year-old conservative who is running to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Tom Coburn, would be the third African-American in the Senate.

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Cause For Hope And Frustration In the Shadow Of ACA Deadline

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00pm

As the Affordable Care Act's midnight deadline draws near, there has been a surge in last-minute signups. The heavy traffic has caused both glitches in the website and optimism from some forecasters.

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The Saga Of The Civil Rights Act, An Idea Whose Time Came 50 Years Ago

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00pm

Author Todd Purdum talks about his book documenting the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legislative maneuvering behind it and the people who steered the bill to passage.

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In The Midst Of A Boom, Dallas Outgrows Some Old Notions

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00pm

Outdated stereotypes may have some thinking that Dallas is just a town of cowboys, highways and football. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings corrects the record, describing the city's lively arts and culture.

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New GM CEO To Face Congressional Panels Over Delayed Recall

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:00am

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faces a tough week of testimony before congressional committees about defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

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