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Utah's Governor Signs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

The bill was endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The law includes protections in areas of housing and employment. It also contains some exemptions for religious groups.

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How The Iran Letter Is Playing In The 2016 Campaign

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 5:27pm

Republican presidential contenders are backing the letter 47 GOP senators wrote to Iran.

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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:09pm

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.

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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:51pm

Craft beer is a rapidly-growing industry and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.

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Hillary Clinton's Privacy Problem

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:36pm

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example trying to defend that zone.

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Secret Service Scandals Continue After Agents Crash Car Into White House Barricade

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:34pm

Still recovering from a spate of scandals including a fence jumper who made it into the White House, the Secret Service now has a new issue to tackle. Two senior officers crashed a government car into a White House security barricade last week. They were allowed to go home, even though they had been drinking at a party that night.

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Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Includes Religious Exemptions

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:34pm

The governor of Utah is expected to sign an LGBT anti-discrimination bill into law Thursday, which includes protections related to housing and employment. It also has exemptions for religious groups.

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Sen. Mikulski To Spend Rest Of Her Term 'Sizzling With Advocacy'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland recently announced she will not seek re-election in 2016. Renee Montagne talks to Mikulski about her long career and why she's retiring now.

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GOP, Cautious Of War Weariness, Takes Hard Line On Foreign Policy

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

With troubling news from overseas dominating the American political debate, Republicans and their potential candidates for president are taking a tough stand on foreign policy.

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Congressional Approval For Military Fight Against ISIS Faces Uphill Battle

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

President Obama has asked Congress to give him a new resolution authorizing military force so the U.S. can fight the self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS, across the Middle East.

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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:28am

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.

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Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:54pm

This week, Wisconsin joined two dozen other states with laws saying workers can't be forced to join labor unions to keep a job. But as more states moved to weaken unions, the unions are fighting back.

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Many Presidential Hopefuls Playing Candidate Hokey Pokey

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:36pm

For all the presidential aspirants, just three have launched exploratory committees. The others are jumping thru hoops to make clear that they're just thinking about the possibility of running.

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As Clinton Defends Email Policy, Department IG Finds Flaws

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:36pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account is raising eyebrows, while a new report says just a tiny fraction of a percent of all emails are being preserved.

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Why The GOP Iran Letter Is Spurring Debate Over An 18th Century Law

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:45pm

The Logan Act prevents "unauthorized citizens" from meddling in foreign affairs. There's a petition to charge the 47 senators who signed the letter, but no one has ever been prosecuted under the law.

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Voters Say They Want Change. So Why Do Bush And Clinton Lead Polls?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:40pm

Even more voters say they want a "change" now than did before the 2008 election, which could make it easier for primary opponents to gain support against the dynastic frontrunners.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:55am

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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Hillary Clinton Renews Tradition Of Trial By News Conference

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:44am

A key factor in controversies affecting presidential candidates has been the manner in which the media handled the story – and the manner in which the candidate handled the media.

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