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Obama Delay Puts Red State Dems In A Bind

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

The administration's announcement Friday that it will extend its Keystone XL pipeline review, further postponing a final decision on the controversial...

Supreme Court Smacks Down Rick Scott On Drug Testing

AP | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott over his plan to require random drug tests for thousands of...

Thousands Gather To Celebrate Legal Pot In Washington, Colorado

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

(Updates throughout with latest citation numbers; adds details from Seattle event, byline) By Keith Coffman and Bryan Cohen ...

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Senate Democrat: Preventing Veteran Suicide Is 'The Cost Of War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) posed a question to his colleagues on Capitol Hill this Sunday: If lawmakers are willing to spend billions of ...

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Bob Corker Says Assad Was 'Wise' To Kill 1,200 With Chemical Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are following a formula in which the common denominator is to emba...

Scalia Suggests Students 'Revolt' If Taxes Get Too High

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students that they should consider a "revolt" if taxes become too high. While speaking last week at ...

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DNC Chair Says GOP Will Lose In 2014 Because They Nominate 'Extremists'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) rejected speculation Sunday that Democrats will get trounced in the 2014 midterm elections, inste...

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John Paul Stevens Says Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sought His Advice On Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Sunday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought his advice on when she should retire,...

Investigation Could Throw Wrench In Perry's Plans

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, mo...

4/20 Goes Mainstream In Colorado

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) -- Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast ...

Yee's Defense Team Accuses FBI Of Entrapment

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an...

Gov Recounts 'Tough' Decision To Close Boston During Hunt For Bomber

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him t...

Warren Focuses On Working Family Woes In New Book

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up. She...

Contentious Senate Race Sparks Democratic Feud

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the...

California Governor Grants Dozens Of Drug Pardons

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has granted pardons to 63 individuals, many of whom had been convicted of minor drug offenses. Brown's office annou...

Obama Offers Easter, Passover Message

AP | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. In his we...

Political Battle Lines Blurred By Fracking, Keystone Debates

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split between...

Mitch McConnell's Role In Senate Sexual-Harassment Probe Comes Under Scrutiny

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Facing his toughest reelection battle in years against a well-known and well-financed female opponent, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently boasted that h...

Supporters Mobilize For Medical Marijuana Initiative

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day ...

Another Navy Official Charged In Bribery Scheme

AP | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Sin...

John Edwards Returns To Practicing Law

AP | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-yea...

Apparently, We Need To Remind People That Pro-Choice Women Are Allowed To Have Babies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, and some anti-abortion activists responded to the news Thursday by showing they don't understand what being "pro-choice" ...

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Oregon GOP Senate Candidate Has Confusing Stance On Obamacare Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has spent months positioning herself as the moderate, establishment cand...

GOP Senate Candidate Says He Fired Staffers Who Resigned

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Senate candidate and North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) responded Thursday to Democratic attacks, saying he had fired staffers who had...

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Democratic Candidate Was Involved In Own Pay Hike Despite Claim Of Recusal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, currently running hard for a congressional seat, is defending her role in setting her own pay as the head of a charity...