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Daily Archives: October 28, 2013

Supporters of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin.

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Supporters of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin.

Texas Abortion Battle: Perry Overruled

Texas abortion battle, round three: In the state where one woman’s Senate filibuster stopped the governor from winning abortion clinic regulations and launched her own campaign for governor, only to have the governor call the Legislature back into special session...

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Talmadge Hill of Randallstown, Maryland, left, talks with his wife Shirley Hill in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Talmadge Hill of Randallstown, Maryland, left, talks with his wife Shirley Hill in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.

FBI’s Comey: ‘Tethered’ to Fidelity

James Comey, the new director of the FBI, was talking about bravery today. And also “fidelity.” While commending the bravery of the many agencies who rush into danger where others would fear to tread, he also cited the need for...

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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), left, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) leave a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the Capitol on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), left, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) leave a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the Capitol on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cheney vs. Enzi: Tall, Fishy Tales

Of all the tall tales: Dick Cheney wants this known about Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi’s claim that he and the former vice president and congressman from Wyoming are fishing buddies. “Never happened,” Cheney said today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The...

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013.

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013.

Wyoming Senate: Bush Team Backs Cheney as PACs Help Enzi

Liz Cheney, who’s seeking to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in a Republican primary, raised more than $1 million in the third quarter from donors including her famous father and other veterans of George W. Bush’s presidency. Former Vice President...

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a mental health forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a mental health forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sebelius Live This Week, Not SNL

With HealthCare.Gov under reconstruction, the chief of the Obama administration’s health-care agency is getting ready for a less than hospitable meeting with the House’s Republicans. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, goes before the House Energy and Commerce...

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Immigration reform advocates during the National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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Immigration reform advocates during the National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles.

McCain: Immigration Can Level ‘Playing Field’ for Republicans

As attention returns to immigration legislation, one of its Senate advocates says it will take some public pressure to advance it through the House. “I’m hopeful that the business community in particular will be more active, and the evangelical community,...

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk prior to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk prior to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C.

McCain: Clinton ‘Very Strong Candidate’

Sen. John McCain knows a few things about presidential elections, although he first played humble when asked this morning in Chicago about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects. “Being a loser, I’m not sure what I have to say would be very...

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A sombrero at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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A sombrero at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hispanic, Latino, Either Way — Except in Texas

Don’t mess with the identity of Hispanics in Texas. It’s the one place, apparently, where Hispanic Americans prefer being called just that, rather than Latino, by a six-to-one margin. So notes the Pew Research Center, which posed this question to...

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

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President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House.

Graham’s Benghazi Blockade?

Just when you thought Benghazi was behind us, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has sent up a certain flare. Where are the #Benghazi survivors? I’m going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available...

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Shoppers on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

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Shoppers on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 0.4%

That’s the projected growth in retail sales in September, minus motor vehicles. Bloomberg’s Shobhana Chandra reports that retail sales probably stalled in September as Americans shied away from auto showrooms, indicating the economy was cooling ahead of the partial federal...

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