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Politics Apr 11Sebelius is out, but don’t expect Republicans to embrace health law
Today in the Morning Line: Sebelius is out, but GOP opposition to health law will remain The Democratic effort to mobilize minority voters Ryan budget passes House – of Republicans against, more thought it didn’t go far enough Lots of…
Politics Apr 10Brown campaign to test GOP health care message
Today in the Morning Line: The unofficial kickoff to the 2014 midterms Brown’s campaign to test anti-health care message in purple state White House officials attempt to explain botched health care rollout Why Obama’s not LBJ – real power comes…
Politics Apr 09Obama goes back to Fort Hood
Today in the Morning Line: Obama speaks again after a tragedy Hillary Clinton says Putin must be contained Are some Republicans already taking the bait on women? Start watching those House races Obama goes back to Ft. Hood: President Obama…
Nation Apr 01Baseball: the presidents’ pastime
President Barack Obama welcomed the 2013 World Series champions Boston Red Sox, at the White House on Tuesday One day after baseball season kicked off in America, President Obama hosted the Boston Red Sox on the South Lawn of the…
Politics Mar 31Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race?
A cloud of ethics is once again hanging over a race for mayor of the nation’s capital. Now, a day before the Democratic primary, which often decides the outcome of Washington, D.C., mayors’ races, that cloud threatens to imperil…
Nation Mar 27A history of papal visits by U.S. presidents
With his visit to Vatican City, President Obama continues the tradition of presidential meetings with the pope that began with the 28th president of the United States.
Politics Mar 07At CPAC, conservatives search for message that wins elections
Thousands of Conservative activists gathered just outside of the nation's capital this week to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference, the movement's largest political gathering. The event featured speeches from Republican party leaders, and drew people from Florida to Montana.
World Feb 17Here’s why Venezuela just expelled three American diplomats
Venezuela has seen an outbreak of violence after demonstrators protested against the current socialist leadership. Here's a timeline of the situation this past week.
Nation Feb 05Challenge to Virginia marriage ban brought to federal court
Protestors and supporters of same-sex marriage begin to show up outside federal court in Norfolk pic.twitter.com/iBAbMY31im— Deanna LeBlanc (@DeannaWAVY) February 4, 2014 Photo by Deanna LeBlanc/WAVY TV 10 AM Reporter A federal court in Norfolk, Va.
Education Jan 28Obama renews his commitment to equality in education
President Obama reiterated his commitment to a range of education issues in his 2014 State of the Union on Tuesday, from early childhood education to training high schools in the technical fields to affordable college tuition.