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Republicans pressure states for more anti-gay actions

Republicans pressure states for more anti-gay actions

A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia,…

Obama feels honored in India

Obama feels honored in India

President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India’s Republic Day celebration that he showed it. After arriving at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, for an elaborate welcome…

Obama uses his veto club to roil Congress

Obama uses his veto club to roil Congress

President Barack Obama has a telling hit list. The veto threats that he’s issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of…

Can the GOP find a way to actually govern?

Can the GOP find a way to actually govern?

The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change. A group of more pragmatic lawmakers…

New York political leader charged with ethics violations

New York political leader charged with ethics violations

New York and its Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo start this year’s legislative session facing the latest taint on its already tarnished reputation for government ethics with the arrest of Assembly…

Measles outbreak caused by anti-vaccine movement?

Measles outbreak caused by anti-vaccine movement?

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. In a rash…

Obama heads into enemy territory

Obama heads into enemy territory

President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional sell-the-speech tour…

Romney cites failures of leaders in both parties

Romney cites failures of leaders in both parties

Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that political leaders in both parties are failing to address the nation’s most pressing problems —…

Boehner defies Obama with Netanyhu invitation

Boehner defies Obama with Netanyhu invitation

Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he’s invited Israel’s prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.…

House backs down on anti-abortion publicity stunt

House backs down on anti-abortion publicity stunt

With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. But it’s not the bill an embarrassed GOP was hoping…

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