The New York Times

National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Sage Grouse Is Given Protected Status

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:55pm
Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird’s habitat in areas of Colorado and Utah.






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Justices Hear Challenge to Alabama Redistricting

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:43pm
Black and Democratic lawmakers in Alabama said the state Legislature relied too heavily on race in 2012 by maintaining high concentrations of black voters in some districts.






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Supreme Court Lets Gay Marriages Proceed in Kansas

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:10pm
The justices, with Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissenting, lifted a temporary stay that had been issued on Monday.






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First Draft: Democrats Look to Raise Senator Warren’s Profile

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:10pm
Democrats said Wednesday that there was strong interest in raising Senator Elizabeth Warren’s profile in the Senate.






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Beltway Accounting: The Jonathan Gruber Controversy and Washington’s Dirty Little Secret

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:11pm
It’s common for laws to be structured in ways that might not be very efficient but sound good for political consumption.






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Campaign Finance: Internet Firms Are Far Behind Cable Companies in Political Donations

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:01pm
The gap is slowly closing between the two sides in a coming debate over Internet regulation.






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First Draft: First Draft Focus: McConnell Addresses His Freshman Class

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:15pm
Senator Mitch McConnell welcomes new Republican Senators-elect to the Capitol.






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First Draft: Boehner and McConnell Criticize Climate Deal With China

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00pm
Republican leaders in the House and Senate were quick to blast the climate deal reached between the Untied States and China.






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John Doar, Federal Lawyer on Front Lines Against Segregation, Dies at 92

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:50am
A Republican, Mr. Doar prosecuted some of the most notorious cases of murder in the South in the ’60s and was chief counsel to the House panel investigating Watergate.






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Motherlode Blog: A Soon-to-Be Grandma, Ready to Learn

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:48am
This spring, my older daughter announced that she was pregnant. And I realized almost immediately that I knew nothing about today’s birthing or parenting issues. I had a lot of catching up to do.
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Rookies Prepare for Life at Bottom of Congress’s Food Chain

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:45am
For incoming House freshmen, going to Congress is like going to college, with orientation on the dos and don’ts of Capitol Hill and a tough search for housing.






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First Draft: First Draft Focus: A Red Carpet Welcome

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:36am







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First Draft: 53 Seats and Counting: Republican Wins Alaska Senate Race

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:34am
Republican Dan Sullivan won the Alaska Senate race according to the Associated Press.






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DealBook: Detroit Emerges From Bankruptcy, Pension Risk Still Intact

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:59am
While Detroit’s plan to exit bankruptcy has been praised, its pension system relies on some of the same assumptions that got it into trouble in the first place.






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First Draft: Americans Don’t Expect Much From Obama, Poll Says

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:23am
The latest Pew poll shows how the public has lost confidence in President Obama, although the congressional leadership in Congress doesn’t fare much better.






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First Draft: Today in Politics

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:42am
Members of Congress are returning for a session that, for many of them, will be a long goodbye.






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In Control, Republicans See Budget as Way to Push Agenda

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:30am
Congressional Republicans have plans to transform health care and cut the highest tax rates, measures once out of reach in a Democrat-controlled Senate.






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U.S. to Revise Bush Policy on Treatment of Prisoners

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:00am
The Obama administration will tell the United Nations that it will observe a treaty to restrict cruel treatment of detainees in some places abroad.






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Op-Ed Contributor: John Kerry: Our Historic Agreement With China on Climate Change

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:48pm
The U.S. will reduce emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2025. China will try to reach peak emissions before 2030.






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U.S. and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:40pm
The deal, the signature achievement of President Obama’s state visit to China, could galvanize efforts to negotiate a new global agreement.






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