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Mind the (media) gap: Christie skips the press in London

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:09am
Gov. Chris Christie canceled three scheduled media appearances with reporters in London on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the New Jersey Republican made controversial comments about vaccinations and after a new report revealed lavish travel by Christie that was paid for by others.
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Cuba fight offers Rubio new spotlight

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:08am
Sen. Marco Rubio's long condemned the Obama administration's Cuba policy. But on Tuesday, he's flexing his muscles as a new subcommittee chairman to do something about it.
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Guess who is winning the 2016 Twitter war?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 8:12pm
With the 2016 presidential campaign well underway, it's worth examining how each of the possible 2016 candidates stack up against each other on Twitter.
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Mike Pence's very bad week

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 8:12pm
It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead, the week turned into a calamity of Team Pence's own making.
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House votes on Keystone XL next week

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 8:10pm
Setting up the first presidential veto, the House of Representatives will vote next week on the Senate-passed bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Hillary Clinton trolls GOP on Twitter

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 8:10pm
Hillary Clinton used a tweet to compare people who deny the power of vaccines to those who question whether the earth is round of the sky is blue.
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Dems block funding for DHS

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 8:10pm
Every Senate Democrat voted on Tuesday to block Republicans' proposal to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which runs out of money on Feb. 27.
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A pander war by politicians on vaccines

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 7:33pm
In the midst of a disheartening outbreak of measles and assorted other diseases we thought had been wiped out, comes another outbreak that has just gotten started: a GOP pander war.
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Boehner calls out Cruz

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 7:08pm
House Speaker John Boehner called out Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, saying it's the Senate's turn to take up the battle to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.
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Tillis: Government shouldn't require restaurant hand-washing

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:53pm
The invisible hand might control the free market -- but it also might not be washed.
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Measles puts Congress on spot

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 1:36pm
Two top would-be GOP presidential hopefuls weighing in on whether they think children need to be vaccinated in the wake of a measles outbreak in the U.S., added fuel to a widely settled, fringe debate. And now, measles -- or at least a discussion about its vaccine -- is all over Capitol Hill.
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Chris Christie sidesteps vaccine science

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:59pm
The straight talking governor is suddenly mealy-mouthed over measles.
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Paul: Vaccines can cause 'profound mental disorders'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:49am
Sen. Rand Paul's blunt style led to a combative interview with a female reporter and controversial comments defending his insistence on voluntary vaccinations on Monday.
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Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia disagree about many issues. But not duck hunting.

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:26am
This week Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan sat down with David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's former top adviser, for a wide ranging conversation on important constitutional issues. And then they talked about duck hunting. With Justice Antonin Scalia.
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ISIS 'footprint' growing says top U.S. official

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:10am
The threat of ISIS is continuing to grow in certain areas despite the setbacks from U.S. led airstrikes a top intelligence official said Tuesday.
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Ready for Hillary: The senators who have already endorsed

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:03am
Hillary Clinton has yet to declare her intentions to run for president, but the likelihood of a 2016 campaign is such a foregone conclusion that 26 out of 46 senators in the Democratic caucus have already endorsed her all-but-certain plans.
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Hillary Clinton to headline March event for PAC aimed at electing women

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:11am
Emily's List, a pro-Clinton super PAC focused on electing pro-choice women, will honor Hillary Clinton at their 30th anniversary gala on March 3 in Washington, D.C.
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Graham on 2016: 'I'm tired of just complaining'

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 7:14am
Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is testing the waters on a presidential run because he is sick of hearing himself complain.
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Paul, Christie support parental choice

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 7:12am
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a measured approach wading into the debate over vaccines sparked by a measles outbreak in the United States, saying that while he vaccinates his own children, parents should be able to choose.
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