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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

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Religious freedom supporters hold a rally to praise the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby, contraception coverage requirement case on June 30, 2014 in Chicago.

Taking Hobby Lobby to the Bank

Updated at 10:30 pm EDT Republicans are attempting to take Hobby Lobby to the bank. The Supreme Court ruled today that family-run businesses, including the chain of craft stores that brought the complaint, can claim a religious exemption from the...

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

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A 'Manhattan' cocktail

UN World Cup Cocktail Guide: Manhattans for USA, Weissen Sours for Belgium

  The North Delegates’ Lounge, the bar and cafe inside the United Nations headquarters in New York, has unveiled new drink specials customized to mark this week’s round of 16 matches at the World Cup in Brazil. Here’s the latest...

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Health Care

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Rove: National Tea Party Groups ‘Come Up Losers’

National groups aligned with the Tea Party have had little success in the 2014 election, compared with local groups linked to the limited-government movement that have had “an enormous impact,” according to Republican strategist Karl Rove. National Tea Party groups...

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Veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26, 2014 in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Veterans participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 26, 2014 in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 8 Million

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs provides care for more than 8 million military veterans. President Barack Obama today will nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to lead the troubled department, which has been buffeted by a hospital...

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U.S. Rep. John Dingell

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U.S. Rep. John Dingell

Dingell Targets High Court, Rookie Lawmakers for Gridlock Blame

Six months before his historic 58-plus-year run in Congress ends, Representative John Dingell is reflecting on what’s wrong with the nation’s gridlocked Capital, taking special aim at the U.S. Supreme Court and wet-behind-the-ears freshman lawmakers who want to hold sway “before they even know where the...

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Philipp Lahm of Germany is challenged by Clint Dempsey (L) and Alejandro Bedoya of the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.

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Philipp Lahm of Germany is challenged by Clint Dempsey (L) and Alejandro Bedoya of the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.

Obama: ‘We’re Not Germany Yet’

President Barack Obama, who watched the U.S. soccer team hold its place in the next round of the World Cup today en route from Washington to Minnesota, says the cup is getting in the way of foreign relations. He said...

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Chairs before the start of a Tea Party Express rally for Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Chairs before the start of a Tea Party Express rally for Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel on June 22, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Red vs. Blue? Pew Finds Eight Colors

Tim Russert, the deceased anchor of NBC’s “Meet the Press” program, is often credited with coining the phrases “red state” and “blue state” to explain the U.S. political divide. The reality is much more complex, according to a study released...

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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) unveiled the FIFA World Cup Trophy on April 14, 2014 during a ceremony at the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) unveiled the FIFA World Cup Trophy on April 14, 2014 during a ceremony at the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

Washington’s World Cup Game Face

Updated at 12:41, 1:44 and 2:14 pm EDT Washington had its game face on today The U.S. House of Representatives tried, and failed, to wrap up its work today at noon ahead of a week-long recess — yet, more strategically,...

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