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G.O.P. Donors Seek to Anoint a 2016 Nominee Early

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:45am
They fear being split into competing camps and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for a bloody primary that will injure the eventual nominee.






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First Draft: Christie Heads Back to Iowa Next Month

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:35am
Gov. Christie will attend a conference next month hosted by Rep. Steve King of Iowa, whose outspoken and conservative views on immigration have made his a divisive figure. It will mark the second time in just a few months that Mr. Christie will have traveled to Iowa to attend an event with Mr. King.
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First Draft: Live Coverage of the C.I.A. Torture Report

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:27am
The Senate Intelligence Committee has released its long-awaited review on the torture of prisoners held by the Central Intelligence Agency during the George W. Bush administration.






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Nathaniel Branden, Ayn Rand’s Collaborator and Paramour, Dies at 84

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:18am
Mr. Branden, a devotee of the author Ayn Rand, became her lover and business associate, before going on to write a series of books about self-esteem.
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First Draft: Health Law Adviser Apologizes for ‘Stupid’ Comments

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:08am
Jonathan Gruber, the M.I.T. economist who advised the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act, apologized on Tuesday for inflammatory comments that have brought negative attention to the law in recent months.






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Jonathan Gruber of M.I.T. Regrets ‘Arrogance’ on Health Law

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:06am
The health economist apologized to a House panel for making “glib, thoughtless” comments about the American public when assessing the Affordable Care Act.






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Motherlode Blog: Counting the Days: ‘It’s Too Many Whales, Daddy’

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:28am
To count down the days of her father’s deployment, my daughter and I made a calendar adorned with a whale for each day he’d be gone. She was delighted with her work, until she took in what it meant.






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Earthquake Plan Would Require Retrofitting Thousands of Los Angeles Buildings

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:46am
Mayor Eric M. Garcetti announced an ambitious plan for preserving structures, water lines and telecommunications in a major quake.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 7:19am
A long-delayed Senate report documenting the C.I.A.’s torture of terrorism detainees is set to become public on Tuesday.






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Setting the Agenda: Campaign Tweets: Aimed at a Select Audience

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 6:46am
The goal is not to reach as many people as possible, but to influence smaller groups like journalists, who are themselves influencers.






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Berkeley Protesters Block Freeway Over Garner and Brown Killings

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 2:11am
Demonstrators managed to block Interstate 80 for hours late Monday, the third night of protests in the city over the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.






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Propensity for Pessimism: The Battle Over Douglas Elmendorf — and the Inability to See Good News

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:30am
A debate over whether to reappoint the budget director raises a larger question about resistance to good news.
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Crews Battle 2 Large Fires in Los Angeles

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:15am
The larger fire downtown closed portions of two major freeways and blanketed the area in ash and heavy smoke.






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MoveOn.org Looks to Nudge Elizabeth Warren Into 2016 Presidential Race

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:57pm
The liberal group MoveOn.org is poised to spend $1 million on a campaign to draft Senator Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat, into the 2016 presidential race.






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Kerry Plans to Attend Climate Talks

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:50pm
Secretary of State John Kerry will attend climate talks in Lima, Peru, to encourage countries to strike an agreement on reducing carbon emissions.






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French Holocaust Survivors Promise to Fight Exclusion From New Reparations

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:27pm
A $60 million accord for victims transported to concentration camps by the French national railway is facing criticism for leaving out French citizens.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Education Waiver Renewed

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:27pm
Federal officials have again granted Louisiana a waiver from compliance with the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.






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National Briefing | New England: Vermont: Governor’s Race Is Going to Legislature Without a Concession

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:04pm
The second-place finisher in last month’s election for governor, Scott Milne, said Monday that he was staying in the race, bucking recent history of the losing candidate’s conceding, and leaving the final say up to the State Legislature.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Maryland: Six Are Killed When Plane Strikes House

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:01pm
A small, private jet crashed into a house in Gaithersburg, a Washington, D.C., suburb, on Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, the authorities said.






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Cemetery Plan Clashes With Neighbors’ Culture

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:48pm
Much opposition comes from Chinese and Indian immigrants whose cultural taboos have led them to balk at a proposed 100,000-plot cemetery.






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