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Chelsea Clinton Gives Bill And Hillary Their First Grandchild

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 1:50am

The baby has been eagerly anticipated as Hillary Clinton, who dubbed "grandmother" her "most exciting title yet, and said she wouldn't decide about running for president until after the baby arrived.

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National Security May Not Resonate At The Polls This Fall

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:11pm

With ISIS dominating headlines nearly every day, Republicans are hoping to play on long-held stereotypes that Democrats are weaker on national security. But voters may not take the bait.

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Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:11am

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.

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As U.S. Warplanes Hit ISIS, U.K. Debates Joining Airstrikes

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 6:38am

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron urged Parliament to authorize participation, saying the self-declared Islamic State poses a "clear and proven" danger to his country.

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Navajo Court May Disqualify Presidential Candidate Over Language Credential

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:22am

Candidates are required to speak Navajo fluently. But one of the two candidates who won the primary doesn't. He says he's a product of cultural destruction.

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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:32am

The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.

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Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:31am

Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.

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Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:40am

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

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Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:01pm

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.

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Dems Probably Won't Take The House, So Why Are They Spending So Much?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

No one is predicting that Democrats will win a House majority in November. Yet they are millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful.

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As Election Nears, Voting Laws Still Unclear In Some States

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

A federal appeals court in Ohio just upheld a decision extending early voting in that state — but several other big voting law cases are still undecided, just weeks before the midterm elections.

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U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:45pm

The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremists groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.

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Obama At U.N.: World Risks Being Caught In 'Undertow Of Instability'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:15am

The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.

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Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.

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Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.

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Obama's U.N. Speech Aims To Enlist Others In Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in the morning about the threat posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. And in the afternoon, he hosts a meeting of the Security Counsel.

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As Syria Grabs Headlines, Congress Tends To Local Business

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:05pm

Congress went on recess after voting to support the president's ISIS plan. And for many members, local issues and events — not the military airstrikes in Syria — are now center stage.

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Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.

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More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:36am

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.

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Obama: Coalition Against ISIS Shows 'This Is Not America's Fight Alone'

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:43am

The president praised the five Arab nations that joined in airstrikes against extremists in Syria and said it should be clear that there are "no safe havens" for those who threaten America.

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