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Mandatory vaccinations for school children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and chickenpox .

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Mandatory vaccinations for school children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and chickenpox .

Congress Tables Convention Cash, Offers to Kids’ Health Instead

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: The Senate took a brief time out from partisan sniping to abolish public financing of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic National Conventions and authorize spending the savings for pediatric medical research. Senate Republican Leader Mitch...

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In this frame grab from video, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio takes a sip of water during his Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, on Feb. 12, 2013,

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In this frame grab from video, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio takes a sip of water during his Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, on Feb. 12, 2013,

Rubio Intervenes in Florida Primary Move

Sen. Marco Rubio was behind a last-minute change on the final day of Florida’s legislative session to move the state’s presidential primaryelection  into compliance with national party rules. Rubio, a Republican, might well be on that ballot. But that’s not...

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A statue of Duke Kahanamoku stands along Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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A statue of Duke Kahanamoku stands along Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ticket to Hawaii: Talking Points for Convincing Your Board to Send You

What better place to host a conference than Hawaii, right? Sun, golf, swimming. The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems thinks so, too. It’s hosting its annual confab at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu in May and expects...

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Audience members take photographs before the start of the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

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Audience members take photographs before the start of the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Debate Audience: Numbers Matter

Updated by Emma Fidel at 5:29 pm EDT It’s not only what happens. It’s also who’s watching. The televised presidential debates are drawing roughly twice the viewing audience of the major parties’ presidential nominating conventions. The president got a polling...

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The Obama for America campaign field office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The Obama for America campaign field office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Obama’s `Bounce:’ TV Springboard

While Republicans and Democrats were holding their national political conventions, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and the super-political action committee supporting him dominated the airwaves, running twice as many spots as Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his Republican allies, according...

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Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer of News Corp.

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Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer of News Corp.

Murdoch Tweets Praise Dems’ Convention, Offer Advice to Romney

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is active in the twittersphere this morning — with his thoughts on which campaign won the weeks of the conventions: ”Retrospect; Conventions mixed but net big win for democrats. Michelle O and Clinton the big stars....

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Demonstrators at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa on Aug. 27, 2012.

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Demonstrators at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa on Aug. 27, 2012.

Americans More Interested in Platforms Than Speeches

Some sobering news today for soon-to-be-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, counting on his acceptance speech to introduce himself to voters who are just now starting to pay attention to the race. A poll by the Pew Research Center for the...

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., center, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc., center, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

David Koch Named as Romney Convention Delegate From New York

Billionaire industrialist — not to mention major financial supporter of Republican causes — David Koch has been named as one of Mitt Romney’s delegates to the convention later this month in Tampa. Koch, 72, is one of 95 delegates chosen...

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