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Liz Halloran

Liz Halloran appears in the following:

One Year After Party 'Autopsy,' GOP Touts Progress

Monday, March 17, 2014

A year after the release of a Republican Party report on what went wrong in 2012, party leaders say they have better data collection and outreach. Immigration reform, however, remains a thorny issue.

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Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Friday, March 14, 2014

Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.

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New Climate For Drug Sentencing, Guidelines Expected To Change

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The issue of drug sentencing reform has been getting historic traction in recent months, crossing ideological lines. Attorney General Eric Holder backed the "All Drugs Minus Two" proposal Thursday.

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Obama's Overtime Move Designed To Excite Base, Swing Voters

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The administration's plan to increase the number of American workers eligible for mandatory overtime pay is seen as part of a strategy to stress income inequality.

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Florida Election Tests Midterm Messaging

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A closely contested House special election Tuesday is being viewed by the national parties and big-money interests as an early barometer for Obamacare.

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Top Conservative Event Opens With Big Names, Red Meat And Fun

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Opening day at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracted some of the biggest names in GOP politics. It also featured some young conservatives bent on having some fun with politics.

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Race To Stop 'Revenge Porn' Raises Free Speech Worries

Thursday, March 06, 2014

More than a dozen states are considering bills that would criminalize the online posting of sexually explicit photos or videos without the subject's consent. But First Amendment experts urge caution.

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The 'Blue-ing' Of Texas Is Unlikely To Start At The Top

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis are expected to easily dispatch their primary opponents in the race for governor. But the reality of Texas politics will likely carry Abbott further.

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Another Bush Takes Aim At Texas Office And Family Dynasty

Friday, February 28, 2014

George P. Bush is the son of a governor, and grandson and nephew of presidents. On Tuesday, he's running for an elective office in Texas — and there's already talk he has his eye on higher office.

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Debbie Dingell Poised To Keep U.S. House Seat In The Family

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Despite Rep. John Dingell's assertion that he and his wife "are coming home" when he retires at the end of the year, Debbie Dingell is expected to announce Friday her intention to run for his seat.

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Lobbyists Amp Up Efforts To Sell Washington On E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

As they wait for the Food and Drug Administration to propose regulations for the nascent e-cigarette industry, lobbyists frame the product as way to move tobacco smokers "down ladder of risk."

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Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The colorful former Louisiana governor is contemplating a run for Congress, three years after finishing up an eight-year federal prison term — and after a star turn in a reality show.

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House Candidates Outpace Senate Contenders In Money Haul

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

House candidates typically raise more money overall than Senate hopefuls, but the gap this year is unusually wide. Why? There's no single answer, but there are lots of clues.

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As Takeover Hopes Fade, House Democrats Remain Upbeat

Thursday, February 13, 2014

House Democrats are in Maryland for their annual issues conference. Despite their grim electoral prospects this fall, they are relishing the infighting that has beset the Republican House majority.

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Democrats Clash In Military Sexual Assault Debate

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are at odds over whether military commanders should retain control over pursuing prosecution in sexual assault cases.

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Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh To Replace Sen. Max Baucus

Friday, February 07, 2014

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock appointed his number two, John Walsh, to serve out the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who was confirmed Thursday as U.S. ambassador to China. The appointment gives Walsh a brief incumbency advantage going into an expected tough fall battle.

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Black Openly Gay Judge Would Be Federal Bench's First

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

President Obama nominated Florida Judge Darrin Gayles to serve on the U.S. District Court bench. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who blocked the president's last nominee for the position, says he doesn't plan to object.

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White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

President Obama used an executive order to start a program intended to help farmers and ranchers cope with weather changes that have begun to alter growing seasons and crop health.

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Surgeon General Pick's Tweets Annoy GOP, But Not Enough To Block Him

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Boston physician Vivek Murthy, an outspoken supporter of the Affordable Care Act, told a Senate panel that as surgeon general he'll focus on obesity, smoking cessation, and vaccinating kids.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Report Creates Political Headache For Obama

Monday, February 03, 2014

A new State Department report that concludes the proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline would not worsen global warming has alarmed environmentalists and increased the volume of Republican calls for its approval.

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