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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created โ€” and then abruptly disbanded.

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In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs.

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Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.

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Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.

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Showdown At The UT Corral

Monday, July 14, 2014

In a dispute between the University of Texas president and Gov. Rick Perry, the governor may have lost the battle โ€” but he may yet win the higher education reform war.

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In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

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Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Pew report found that the number of full-time newspaper reporters covering state politics fell dramatically in the past decade, raising questions about their ability to closely monitor politicians.

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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.

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Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.

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GOP Selects Cleveland Over Dallas As 2016 GOP Convention City

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A Cleveland convention would continue a dry spell for red states, which haven't hosted a Republican convention since delegates gathered in Texas in 1992.

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Calif. Town Thrusts Heated Immigration Debate Into National Spotlight

Friday, July 04, 2014

As protesters block buses full of detainees from entering a border patrol station, many Murrieta residents say the federal government is the real root of the problem.

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Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

Monday, June 30, 2014

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.

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Stunt Or Not, GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Will Fuel Both Sides

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Both President Obama and congressional Republicans seek to rev up their respective bases in the executive action fight.

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Pew's Latest Look At Voters Finds Many Who Defy Party Labels

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"Young Outsiders" are Republican-leaning voters who don't like the GOP. Meanwhile, "Hard-Pressed Skeptics" are Democratic-leaning voters who could vote Republican in significant numbers this year.

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New House Leadership Puts Export Bank On Shakier Ground

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Described as either a boost to U.S. jobs and the economy or as "crony capitalism," the Export-Import Bank's future has grown cloudier under new House Majority Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

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House Republicans' Top Leadership Gets A Red-State Member

Thursday, June 19, 2014

While California Rep. Kevin McCarthy was picked as the new House majority leader, more conservative members got someone closer to their ideological and regional liking for the majority whip position.

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Iraq's Meltdown Troubles U.S. Political Waters

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Iraq has a long history of roiling American politics. And that doesn't appear likely to change anytime soon.

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Suspect's Capture Doesn't Arrest Benghazi Suspicions

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a key suspect in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack, did little to change the political polarity of the event.

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Lost IRS Emails Spark Republican Ire

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

House Republicans are demanding to know what happened to missing emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting controversy.

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Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

Monday, June 16, 2014

A new HBO drama, God Save Texas, is set to take the chaos and color of the Texas political scene to the small screen.

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