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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Cornell Woolridge rallies against money in politics, at the Supreme Court in Washington, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $123,200

The Supreme Court invalidated the two-year aggregate limit on federal campaign contributions, which was $123,200 for the 2013-2014 election cycle. Voting 5-4 along ideological lines, the court yesterday said the caps violated the First Amendment speech rights of Alabama Republican...

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Visitors look at the Apollo 11 command module inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Visitors look at the Apollo 11 command module inside the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Smithsonian’s New Secretary: ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity’

– Written with Mark Silva and updated March 11 at 12:35 pm EDT David Skorton, president of Cornell University and a cardiologist, will serve as the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the board announced today. This  will be the 13th...

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The preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial.

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The preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial.

Supreme Court Protest Draws Arrest

Written with Sue Decker Free speech has its limits, and that’s especially true at the Supreme Court. Noah Newkirk, a Los Angeles man, briefly disrupted oral arguments today with a protest directed at the court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which...

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Kathleen Turner and Rep. Marcia Fudge at Arena Stage.

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Kathleen Turner and Rep. Marcia Fudge at Arena Stage.

Kathleen Turner’s Company: Ginsburg, Congressional Theater-Lovers

Kathleen Turner and Rep.  Marcia Fudge made an unlikely pair last night at Arena Stage. The husky-voiced actress and the Ohio Democrat united for their mutual passion: Theater, and its role as an agent of change. They were honored at...

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Same-sex couples descended on county clerk offices around the state of Utah, including the Salt Lake County office, to request marriage licenses in this Dec. 22, 2013 file photo.

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Same-sex couples descended on county clerk offices around the state of Utah, including the Salt Lake County office, to request marriage licenses in this Dec. 22, 2013 file photo.

Holder: Utah Same-Sex Marriages ‘Lawful’

Federal marital benefits will be conferred on about 1,000 same-sex couples married in Utah before the unions were put on hold this week by the Supreme Court, the Justice Department announced today. In a video posted on the Justice Department’s...

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Mutual Funds Increasingly Support Corporate Disclosure of Donations

More mutual funds are voting in support of having corporations they’ve invested in reveal political donations to nonprofits and trade associations that do not have to disclose their contributors, according to a report out today. The Center for Political Accountability,...

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is escorted by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is escorted by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Same-Sex Marriage at Supreme Court: Justice O’Connor Presiding

There was no bell tower. Yet at the courthouse where gay Americans have won greater conjugal rights, vows were made today. And Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presided. The same-sex wedding conducted at the Supreme Court united Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart...

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in Washington, DC.

Breyer on Proust: ‘Shakespeare of the Inner World’

Never mind Citizens United, Obamacare or same-sex marriage. Stephen Breyer is a deep reader, and interpreter, of Proust. En Francais. The associate justice of the Supreme Court, schooled at Stanford, Oxford and Harvard Law, started reading Proust as a young...

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sebelius: ‘Still Standing’

Updated at 11:27, 11:45 am and 12:30 pm EDT In a town where Republicans couldn’t make Eric Holder run for the hills for “Fast and Furious,” where they couldn’t tag Hillary Clinton with the fatal attack at Benghazi, where they...

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