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Worried Democrats distance themselves from Obamacare

Worried Democrats distance themselves from Obamacare

Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Barack Obama’s popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him…

Liberals retaking control in New York

Liberals retaking control in New York

With Bill de Blasio taking office as mayor in January, New York City appears poised for a resurgence of liberal policies. After 20 years of Republican leadership, not only will…

Same sex couple ready to marry legally in Hawaii

Same sex couple ready to marry legally in Hawaii

Some same-sex couples plan to get married as soon as they’re able to do so legally in Hawaii on Monday. A ceremony for six couples at the Sheraton Waikiki is…

Gay couple allowed to marry early in Illinois

Gay couple allowed to marry early in Illinois

In Illinois, the 16th state to legalize and recognize gay marriages, a Chicago woman dying of cancer wed her female partner six months before the law actually takes effect. The…

Republicans see Obamacare as a never-ending gift

Republicans see Obamacare as a never-ending gift

In its current disarray, Obamacare is providing Republicans with a steady stream of stories that any campaign manager would consider priceless: tales of ordinary people, some dreadfully ill, with canceled…

Pro-gun Colorado senator resigns amid recall effort

Pro-gun Colorado senator resigns amid recall effort

A Colorado lawmaker facing a possible recall election over her support for gun control resigned on Wednesday in a move that will allow Democrats to appoint a successor and block…

Crackdown on political activity by tax-exempt groups

Crackdown on political activity by tax-exempt groups

The Obama administration Tuesday launched a bid to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning. The effort is an attempt to reduce the role of loosely regulated…

Immigration: A political challenge for Republicans

Immigration: A political challenge for Republicans

For most Republicans in the U.S. Congress, a large gathering of Hispanic voters to discuss immigration would be politically perilous – an invitation to complaints about the party’s longtime resistance…

A Dreamworks backdrop for Obama’s economic pitch

A Dreamworks backdrop for Obama’s economic pitch

President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three-day West Coast tour by making an economic pitch at the studio of movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of his top fundraisers and…

Business PACs continue to back tea party candidates

Business PACs continue to back tea party candidates

Business groups waged a fierce lobbying campaign last month to convince Republicans to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling, but many of the most influential U.S. corporations have…