Politics

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GOP Struggles For Way Out As Homeland Shutdown Looms

DHS budget set to expire Friday at midnight without action by Congress; Republicans have been trying to leverage funding to block Obama’s immigration reform executive actions.

02/24/2015

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Biden: 2016 Democratic Candidate Must Run On Obama’s Record

The Vice President was speaking to supporters at Drake University in Iowa.

02/12/2015

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Romney Courts Middle Class, Jabs Clinton In Mississippi

Speaking at Mississippi State University, Romney will focus on the poor and middle class as he tries to broaden his appeal and shed his image of an out-of-touch millionaire.

01/28/2015

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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