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Science Of Vaccines Is Settled — But Politics Are More Complicated

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:18pm

Should kids get the measles vaccine or should parents be given a choice? Potential 2016 presidential candidates weigh in, and their views are all over the place.

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House Votes To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:30pm

The vote was 239-186. The bill would repeal the health care law and direct panels to come up with a replacement. The measure, which is unlikely to pass the Senate, faces a presidential veto threat.

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Marco Rubio Challenges Obama Administration's New Approach To Cuba

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:06pm

Florida Republican Marco Rubio is using his new role as chairman of a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to rail against what he sees as U.S. concessions to Cuba. He's particularly concerned about plans to reopen the U.S. embassy in Havana.

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House Votes To Repeal ACA, Though Bill Unlikely To Pass Senate

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:06pm

The House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first such full repeal vote in two nearly two years. Some 19 million Americans would lose health coverage under the legislation. The bill, though, is not likely to pass the Senate, where a half dozen Democrats would have to go along with it. President Obama has also promised to veto legislation that undoes his signature achievement.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Has A Ted Cruz Problem

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:06pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's vow to make the Senate work like it used to will face a big test this month, but Sen. Ted Cruz has put him in a dilemma.

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Life In The 'New' Washington: In Your Face! No, In YOUR Face!

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:35pm

The 114th Congress so far has displayed all the dominant traits inherited from its parents – the 113th and 112th congresses. It's all about honoring past promises and settling old scores.

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Milestone House Vote Would Take Health Care Away From Millions

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:41am

Previous Obamacare repeal votes would have prevented the program from taking effect. But today's bill, if enacted, would end health care for millions who now have it.

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Can Republicans Find Common Ground With Obama's Budget?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

President Obama has revealed a budget he hopes will find approval in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. David Greene talks to former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp.

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Budget Sent To Congress Values Middle-Class Economics

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Free from the constraints of a re-election campaign and out from under the weight of the recession and massive federal deficits, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2016 on Monday.

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Wis. Budget Proposal Reignites Debate Over Private, Public Sector

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Gov. Walker's budget would make record cuts to the University of Wisconsin. To cope with the cuts, Walker says faculty could work more and teach more classes. The comments have left some aghast.

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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:55am

The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.

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