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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge To Strict Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID requirements are making their way through the courts. Texas and North Carolina are among them.

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The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

Monday, January 26, 2015

New numbers from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office show Obamacare implementation will cost 20 percent less than expected through its first decade.

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Republican SOTU Responses: Immigration No, But Inmigración Sí

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst and Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo go their separate ways on the most divisive topic their party faces.

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Is A Ban On 'Ballot Selfies' Overkill?

Friday, December 12, 2014

A New Hampshire law designed to prevent voter fraud makes it a crime to post photos of completed ballots on the Internet. A lawsuit argues that it has a chilling effect on political speech.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.

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On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.

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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.

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Florida Ruling Is A Primer On Redistricting Chicanery

Friday, July 11, 2014

What makes the judge's opinion such fun reading for students of politics is the highlighting of how political operatives tried to avoid leaving fingerprints on the maps.

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Number Of Registered Democrats In W.Va. Drops To Historic Low

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Republicans still trail by a wide margin in party registration, but the percentage of Democrats in West Virginia is lower than 50 percent for the first time in more than 80 years.

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Unlikely Duo Join Forces On Sentencing Overhaul Bill

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

An unlikely pair of senators — New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and Kentucky Republican Rand Paul — are teaming up on a bill that aims to fix America's criminal justice system.

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White House Task Force To Save Bees Stirs Hornet's Nest

Friday, June 27, 2014

When the administration created a task force to combat the ongoing collapse of the nation's bee population, it created more than a little buzz.

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As More Latinos Drop Religion, Should GOP Be Extra Worried?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The percentage of Hispanics who aren't affiliated with a particular religion is ticking upward. This demographic tends to be more socially liberal, too, which may have political consequences.

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Pew Poll: More Americans Are Political Purists

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

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State Senator's Resignation Roils Virginia Politics

Monday, June 09, 2014

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have been thrown into further uncertainty by the actions of a single Democratic legislator.

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GOP House Votes To Leave States Alone On Medical Marijuana

Friday, May 30, 2014

Nearly 50 Republicans signed on to a measure forbidding Department of Justice from interfering with medicinal marijuana laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

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A Speech To A Nation Weary Of War, And Wary Of The World

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The president knows America is deeply disillusioned with foreign wars and moves that seem to lead to them. "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail," he said.

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House Defense Bill: Military DREAMers Out, Climate Science Ban In

Thursday, May 22, 2014

GOP leadership decided against keeping an immigration-related provision in the defense authorization bill. But it kept one banning the Defense Department from participating in climate change research.

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Calif. GOP Congressman Pushes 'Military DREAMer' Act

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rep. Jeff Denham wants to attach his ENLIST Act to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, even if it rubs some of his colleagues the wrong way.

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Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Soon, you could be watching political ads based on your television viewing habits and the information the political parties have collected about your gender, party registration and voting habits.

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