Politics

Anti-abortion activists march past the Capitol Building to mark the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Pushes Abortion Bill Through House

By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted to permanently forbid federal funds for most abortion coverage.

01/22/2015

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House GOP Abruptly Drops Debate On Abortion Bill

House Republicans cut planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP women and Democrats left them short of votes.

01/22/2015

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Senate Agrees Climate Change Is Real, But Can’t Agree On Cause

In a series of votes, the Republican-run Senate passed measures acknowledging the planet’s climate is changing but refused to point the blame at human activity.

01/21/2015

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Harry Reid To Undergo Eye Surgery

Reid’s doctors said the surgery is necessary to save the Senate Democratic leader’s vision following a New Year’s Day accident.

01/21/2015

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Obama Jabs Republicans With Taunt About Winning Both Of His Elections

State of the Union ad lib hints at the deep tensions that underlie the president’s call for a more bipartisan atmosphere in Washington.

01/20/2015

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SOU: Obama Asks Congress To Authorize ‘Use Of Force’ Against ISIS

Obama urges lawmakers to approve more aggressive measures to fight Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq.

01/20/2015

Governor Rick Perry speaks to fellow Republicans  at the Republican National Committee's Annual Winter Meeting in San Diego. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Rick Perry: ‘I’m Ready’ For White House Run

The Texas governor admits there was more excitement than preparation when he ran for the GOP nomination in 2012.

01/16/2015

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GOP Schedules Just Nine Debates For 2016 Primary

Republicans unveiled plans for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on the Democratic candidate heading toward Election Day.

01/16/2015

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Hillary Clinton Recruiting Obama Veterans For Expected 2016 Campaign

Top pollster and media advisor among Obama campaign aides who are being wooed by the former Secretary of State.

01/14/2015

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House Overwhelmingly Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which would authorize a pipeline to carry tar sand oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

01/09/2015

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