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Politics Aug 06

Remembering the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Since 1965, the Voting Rights Act has been one of the most prominent pieces of civil rights legislation. Its aim: to ensure that people in areas with a history of racial discrimination receive fair treatment when they vote. The Supreme…

Politics Jan 29

Obama’s go-it-alone strategy has its limits

President Barack Obama stood in front of lawmakers Tuesday night and pledged to work with them when possible to find common ground, but he also made clear he would not hesitate to work around Congress when gridlock and dysfunction get…

Politics Jan 24

Politics, in a quiet moment, looks to outer space

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Everything’s the same as it was yesterday. We’re kidding, of course. Newsworthy moments happened in the political world. But as your Morning Line co-authors sipped our coffee this morning, we realized that…

Politics Jan 22

McDonnell vows to fight ‘false allegations’

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell delivered his final State of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 8 in Richmond, Va. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has in all likelihood…

Politics Jan 17

Obama to call for limits on NSA data collection programs

Civil liberties activists hold a rally against surveillance of U.S. citizens as President Barack Obama is expected to announce NSA reforms Friday at the Justice Department. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images President Barack Obama is expected to…

Politics Jan 16

Benghazi in Congress’ spotlight again

The interior of the burnt U.S. consulate building in Benghazi, Libya following the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the building. Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages The conclusion in the Senate Intelligence Committee report released Wednesday that the September 2012…

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