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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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Texas delegates during the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2012.

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Texas delegates during the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2012.

RNC Told: Fewer Debates, More Populism, More Women on TV

Updated at 9:40 am EDT A Republican National Committee report says the party should change the way it recruits candidates, talks to voters, uses technology, raises money and reaches out to minorities in an effort to appeal to a broader base of voters and...

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TV video cameras at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the National Harbor.

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TV video cameras at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the National Harbor.

Immigration Reform Promoted at CPAC

If you’re looking for opponents of a broad immigration rewrite at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, you’ll have to do some sleuthing. Foes who decry efforts to legalize the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants as “amnesty,” for so long...

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Hispanic speaking delegates wave banners during Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida, on August 30, 2012.

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Hispanic speaking delegates wave banners during Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida, on August 30, 2012.

Republican ‘Resurrection’ Tied to Hispanics, Pollster Tells CPAC

Republican pollster Whit Ayres told those gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference today that they need to do more to reach out to Hispanic voters, as he tipped his hat to former President Bill Clinton. “If we hope to...

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Artist Jason Baalman's Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Cheetos Election Portraits in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Artist Jason Baalman's Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Cheetos Election Portraits in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Debate: One in Four Persuadable?

In the run of polling heading into the first presidential debate of the season, surveys have shown President Barack Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by as little as 3 percentage points and by as much as seven. The polls also...

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