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Atticus Finch, flip-flopper

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:20pm
Harper Lee's hero could never make it in real politics.
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In N.H., Rubio slams Democrats on Homeland Security Bill

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:55pm
"It's very difficult to pass anything now because of the Democrats," the Florida Republican says.
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5 ways the Keystone saga could end

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:43pm
Obama's decision to approve or reject the oil pipeline could come weeks or months after he vetoes Congress' bill.
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Obama woos Warren wing with anti-Wall Street push

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:02pm
He says it will prevent mom-and-pop investors from getting fleeced by financial advisers.
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Judge overturns Christie pension cut

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:58pm
The ruling is a big blow at the governor's efforts to slice spending.
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Carter warns Russia on nukes

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:25pm
He has quietly thrown down the gauntlet in a lingering dispute with Russia.
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Congress inches closer to cliff

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:17pm
For the fourth time, Democrats block a bill that seeks to reverse Obama's immigration order.
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New FBI numbers show decline in black agent ranks

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:00pm
African-Americans accounted for 4.5 percent of the special agents at the end of 2014.
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White House open to lifting transgender ban

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:42pm
Although "Don't Ask Don't Tell" was repealed in 2010, current military law bars transgender people from enrolling under a policy that prohibits people who have a "current or history of psychosexual conditions."
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Sesame Street parodies 'House of Cards'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:21pm
Frank Underwolf ruthlessly huffs and puffs and blows houses down.
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Snowden: I laughed at Oscars 'treason' joke

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:18pm
"If you're not willing to be called a few names to help out your country, you don't care enough."
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Why the Bill O'Reilly charges aren't sticking

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:42pm
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly almost certainly exaggerated his experiences during the Falklands War and its aftermath in 1982, as several CBS News staffers who were with him at the time attest. He wasn't actually in a "war zone" or "combat situation," as he has often said, but instead at a violent protest. No one appears to have been killed during the riot, despite his claim that "many people died." He was certainly not on the Falkland Islands.
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Cruz surges ahead of Perry in Texas poll

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:40pm
He leads a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination in his home state.
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Poll shows support for Obama's tax plan

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:50am
Obama's plan to raise capital gains taxes on wealthy families is winning public approval.
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Fox News stands by Bill O'Reilly

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:31am
If Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has a "Brian Williams problem," it may be one with a different outcome.
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Tom Nides won't join Hillary campaign

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:04am
Clinton may opt for a flat structure with no one in the traditional role of finance chair.
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A city of 2 tales

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:40am
The Justice Department says Cleveland is in crisis; the city's black mayor and police chief say the opposite. Who's right?
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Obama's war push faces rift with left

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:39am
Democrats say they won't support a war authorization against ISIL if Obama agrees to Republican demands to expand his power.
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Doctors say data fees are blocking health reform

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:38am
The fees are thwarting the goals of a push to digitize health records.
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Net neutrality: A lobbying bonanza

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:37am
The debate over to how to protect an open Internet has been a prime opportunity for K Street.
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