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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

9 hours 48 min ago

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.

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Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms

April 16, 2014 - 5:49pm

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.

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Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

April 16, 2014 - 2:27pm

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.

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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

April 16, 2014 - 3:39am

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

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Obama's Tax Rate Rose — And He Can't Blame Anyone But Himself

April 15, 2014 - 3:35pm

President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.

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Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

April 15, 2014 - 2:26pm

Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.

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Backlash Over State Party's Progressive Agenda May Hobble Udall

April 15, 2014 - 10:06am

When Democrats took control of Colorado's statehouse, they pushed through gun control, civil unions and environmental bills. Then voters pushed back, and Sen. Mark Udall is feeling the fallout.

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In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

April 15, 2014 - 9:43am

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents, thanks to a weak economy. He's hoping to eke out a win using policies and strategies favored by the president.

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A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast

April 14, 2014 - 5:21pm

Some lawmakers say a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West last year could be the state's best opportunity to pass needed safety measures. But it's going to be an uphill battle.

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John Boehner Foe Targets 'Electile' Dysfunction

April 14, 2014 - 4:58pm

A high school French teacher who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner has come up with a novel campaign approach: an ad spoofing virility drug commercials.

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New IRS Commisioner Grapples With Tumult And Tax Code

April 14, 2014 - 4:01pm

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen discusses the challenges of running the government's tax collection arm, in the face of sequestration cuts and congressional scrutiny.

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Ohio Ordered To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

April 14, 2014 - 12:01pm

A federal judge put a "stay" on his ruling, though, which apparently means his order affects only the four couples who sued to have their names put on their children's birth certificates.

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Deficit Forecasts Shaved, But Likely Won't Shrink For Much Longer

April 14, 2014 - 11:32am

While the Congressional Budget Office has lowered its shortfall projections for the next few years, it warns that deficits will start rising substantially again unless policymakers act.

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As Election Nears, Congress Is Expected To Be Less Productive

April 14, 2014 - 4:59am

If anything, 2014 has been marked with a flurry of show votes. Those are votes on bills that have no realistic hope of passing Congress, but are done to make political points.

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'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

April 13, 2014 - 3:12pm

President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.

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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

April 13, 2014 - 10:20am

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.

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Republicans Form New Fundraising Group, On Heels Of High Court Ruling

April 12, 2014 - 9:04am

Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new "super joint fundraising committee."

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

April 12, 2014 - 5:06am

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

April 12, 2014 - 5:06am

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

April 12, 2014 - 5:06am

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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