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Red-State Democrats Face Difficult Choice

RealClearPolitics | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Senate immigration reform architects expect to spend June cultivating support for the bill that's due to hit the floor next week. ...

Haley Caught In Crossfire Of Contentious Debate

The State | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

If ethics reform -- Gov. Nikki Haley's top priority -- fails to pass the General Assembly this year, the Republican will have herself and her spokesma...

Obama Visits Medical Center To Meet Wounded Warriors

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. — President Barack Obama has visited wounded service members at a military hospital just outside of the nation's capital. Obama t...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Will Cut $1.7 Billion From The NIH's Budget | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health released an updated projection of the cuts it must make to deal with spending reductions put in place ...

TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

Jason Linkins

Republican Senator Says Sexual Assaults Stem From 'Culture That's Awash In Sexual Activity' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) on Tuesday attributed incidents of sexual assault in the military to "the hormone level in nature," which is weird, be...

Christie Plans October Special Election For Lautenberg's Seat

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

BY ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he wants to hold a special election in October ...

Tea Party Leader Gives Tearful Testimony On 'Intimidation'

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) - Tea Party and other conservative groups delivered an emotional plea for Washington to rei...

GOP Governor Makes Eyebrow Raising Claim On Working Mothers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) said Tuesday that the country's problems with education began when mothers "got in the workplace" in large number...

GOP Gov Links Troubles To When 'Mom Got In the Workplace'

Washington Post | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) said Tuesday that America’s educational troubles began when women began working outside the home in large numbers....

The Next Sandra Fluke?

National Journal | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

​House Republicans set off a firestorm last year when they held a hearing on contraception without inviting any women. ...

Joy Resmovits

Signature Bush Law Rewritten By Tom Harkin | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

After more than a year of near-dormancy in the Senate, the rocky process of rewriting No Child Left Behind is getting a new start. On Tuesday, Sen....

Brewer Move Deepens Republican Party Rift

Washington Post | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Republican fissures over the expansion of Medicaid, a critical piece of the 2010 health-care law designed to provide coverage to millions of uninsured...

Former Miss America To Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Former Miss America Erika Harold is set to run for Congress in 2014, mounting a primary challenge against Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) in Illinois' 13th...

Jeffrey Young

Report Outlines Major Costs To States That Deny Medicaid Expansion | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

States that refuse to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care reform law not only will deny health coverage to poor residents and l...

Mark Blumenthal

Gallup's 2012 Mea Culpa: What To Expect | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Gallup will unveil new details of an "extensive review" of its 2012 polling at a press briefing in Washington. While the inv...

Obama Reacts To Lautenberg's Death

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a statement Monday on the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), praising the lawmaker for "[improving] the lives of c...

Prosecutor: Manning Dumped Classified Documents Into Enemy Hands

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID DISHNEAU, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT MEADE, Md. — A prosecutor says Army Pfc. Bradley Manning dumped classified documents on to the Inter...

McDonnell's Wife Paid As Consultant To Coal Philanthropy

Washington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Maureen McDonnell, the wife of Virginia’s governor, was paid $36,000 last year to attend a handful of meetings as a consultant to the philanthropic ...

Politicians React To Longtime Senator's Death

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) died Monday at age 89 of viral pneumonia, his office confirmed in a statement: United States Senator Frank R. Lauten...

Supreme Court Rules DNA Samples May Be Taken Without Warrant

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for police to take a DNA swab from anyone they arrest for a serious crime, end...

Supreme Court Rejects Army Officer's Appeal

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an Army officer's appeal of his conviction for killing an unarmed Iraqi prison detainee in 2008. T...

Cheating Teachers Teach Cheats

Victor Dorff | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

Cases of teachers and principals changing their students' answers after the test, or filling in the correct answers that students left blank, have made headlines in recent months.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead At 89

Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) has died at the age of 89 of viral pneumonia, The Bergen Record reported Monday, citing the senator's office. Lauten...

Inside The Meltdown At America's Most Conservative Political Consulting Firm

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

About 30 miles north of Columbus, down the road from a Walmart and across the street from a Walmart-sized Baptist church, a brick-faced Victorian esta...