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Despite SCOTUS Decision, Kansas Holds On To Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:20pm

On Tuesday, gay couples who applied for marriage licenses in Kansas were turned away by county officials, despite the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state on Monday.

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Why One Forecaster Doesn't Think The GOP Will Take The Senate

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:20pm

Most forecasters predict that Republicans will pick up enough seats in the midterms to control the chamber. But Sam Wang at the Princeton Election Commission predicts the Democrats will hold on.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Same-Sex Marriage No Longer The Political Wedge It Once Was

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Thanks to action by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now legal — or soon will be in 30 states. That includes several with hotly contested political contests this fall.

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How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:03am

Long time Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice.

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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:54pm

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.

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White House Makes A Point To Stay Out Front On Ebola

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

The stakes are higher than usual for the Obama administration, which has been relentlessly buffeted events it can't seem to take charge of.

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Democrats Winning Big Money, GOP Winning Big Secret Money

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:29am

Democrats have the biggest spending super PAC so far in Senate Majority PAC, but that could be overshadowed by secretly funded Republican-leaning groups Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity

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Ex-Agent Cites 'Progressive Down Slide' In Morale At Secret Service

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

The agency with the responsibility for protecting the president, vice president and their families rates in the bottom third in job satisfaction rankings within the federal government.

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Legal Questions Raised About U.S. Military Operation In Syria

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Congress approved arming moderate rebels in Syria to battle Islamic State militants. Experts say that might violate international law banning the use of force against duly constituted governments.

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After Security Lapses, Congress Wants Review Of Secret Service

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

One reason for the lapses could be low morale within the agency. And a big reason behind that may be the reorganization that placed the agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

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Gabby Giffords' Super PAC Fights For Her Old Ariz. House Seat

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:59am

Sympathy for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, helped get her successor elected. Now she lobbies for tighter gun laws, and a tough ad from her PAC has stirred anger.

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How To Measure A Crowd, Without The Political Numbers

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 6:57am

The Number of the Week is: 80,000. That's the how many are protesting in Honk Kong, according to organizers. But data journalist Mona Chalabi says estimating crowd size isn't an exact science.

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Republican's May Lose Grip On Florida Panhandle House Seat

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 6:47am

One of the most competitive House races this year is in Florida's panhandle. Democrat Gwen Graham has made it a tight race in part by attacking Southerland as being out of step on women's issues.

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Secret Service's Hollywood Allure Fueled By Its Secrecy

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 6:55am

Before Secret Service agents found themselves the butt of late-night TV jokes, they were more used to being portrayed in big-budget Hollywood movies. We look at the service through Hollywood's lens.

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Understated Justice Department Lawyer Emerges As Key Player

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:44pm

Stuart Delery stayed out of the limelight even as he argued controversial cases. A recent promotion makes him the highest-ranking openly gay lawyer in the Justice Department.

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As Populations Shift, Democrats Hope To Paint The Sun Belt Blue

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:18pm

Democrats see an opportunity in the South's changing demographics. Particularly in states with growing Hispanic communities, lots of unregistered black voters and migration from other states.

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Obama Plays Off Positive Jobs Report But Voters May Not Buy It

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 3:14pm

The White House says the new jobs numbers are evidence its policies are working. It's a message President Obama is taking on the road, but it's unclear if it will move voters in the midterm elections.

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Obama's Approval Rating Dragged Down By Economic Disconnect

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

President Obama gets low marks for his handling of the economy — and that creates an opening for Republicans heading into next month's midterm elections.

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