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CPAC: More focus on liberties than social issues

CPAC: More focus on liberties than social issues

The nation’s largest annual gathering of conservative activists comes to a finish Saturday but not before a final group of Republican all-stars takes the stage. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin headline the third and final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings thousands of activists, opinion leaders […]

Hillary Clinton: Equality for women is ‘unfinished business’

Hillary Clinton: Equality for women is ‘unfinished business’

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Friday that achieving equality for women and girls is “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.” The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanized the U.N. commemoration of International Women’s Day, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 U.N. women’s conference in Beijing that “human […]

Soldiers sue over health damage from waste disposal

Soldiers sue over health damage from waste disposal

A federal appeals court on Thursday revived dozens of lawsuits by soldiers and others who claim they were harmed by improper waste disposal while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The lawsuits claim Houston-based contractors KBR and Halliburton Co. exposed soldiers to toxic emissions and contaminated water when they burned waste in open pits without proper […]

Obama’s civil rights pick blocked in Senate

Obama’s civil rights pick blocked in Senate

Should a lawyer be disqualified from public service for representing a client like a cop killer? The question arises after the Senate rejected President Barack Obama’s candidate to be the government’s chief civil rights attorney. The White House, attorneys and civil rights groups argued that a bipartisan vote Wednesday blocking Debo Adegbile from advancing toward […]

GOP divisions apparent at CPAC conference

GOP divisions apparent at CPAC conference

The nation’s top Republican leaders are courting conservative activists gathered in suburban Washington this week, highlighting the tug of war for the GOP’s soul. Thursday marks the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. Conservative firebrand […]