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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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Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

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Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

Pelosi’s Campaign Against AIDS

While last night’s primary election votes were coming in, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was focused on an issue that has been a trademark since entering Congress in 1987: Eliminating AIDS. “We were having two or three funerals a day,”...

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Carney’s Countdown: Healthcare.gov Roll-Out Worst Days

“I’ve got 36 more hours with this baby.” Jay Carney was talking about his government-issued BlackBerry in one of the last public comments before he forfeits his title as press secretary to President Barack Obama at the close of business...

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

Kochs Go Beyond Obamacare

Since October, the billionaire-backed non-profit Americans for Prosperity has hewed to one simple message: Obamacare is bad. They’ve been by far the most vocal group in the country on this point, running 24,000 TV  ads in 14 states — criticizing...

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The Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix.

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The Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix.

Coburn Attacks VA Workload — With Study Making Opposite Point

Sen. Tom Coburn, whom fellow Republican John McCain wants to take over the embattled Veterans Affairs Department, opposes the Democratic plan to reduce waiting lists by paying for more VA doctors. The Oklahoma Republican, and one of the few medical...

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Emissions at the coal fired Morgantown Generating Station, on May 29, 2014 in Newburg, Maryland.

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Emissions at the coal fired Morgantown Generating Station, on May 29, 2014 in Newburg, Maryland.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 24.6%

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new pollution-cutting rule Monday with enough facts and figures to bury anyone beneath numerical rubble for weeks on end.  In the avalanche, the most relevant figure to remember may be 24.6 percent. The regulation,...

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