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U.S. President Obama applauds after announcing Director of the Office of Management and Budget Burwell as his nominee to replace outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House

Obama’s new health secretary nominee draws early Republican fire

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's new nominee for health secretary drew some early political fire from Republicans on Sunday in what could foreshadow a stormy election-year confirmation debate in the U.S. Senate over the future of the law known as Obamacare. Two days after Obama nominated his budget director, Sylvia Mathews […]

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Obama’s New Health Secretary Nominee Draws Early Republican Fire

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s new nominee for health secretary drew some early political fire from Republicans on Sunday in what could foreshadow a stormy election-year confirmation debate in the U.S. Senate over the future of the law known as Obamacare. Two days after Obama nominated his budget director, […]

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Supreme Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling

The Supreme Court has declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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DC mayoral primary: Vincent Gray trails Muriel Bowser in early results

The embattled mayor of the nation’s capital is trailing his top challenger in early voting results. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Senate Panel to Meet on CFTC Nominees as Early as Next Week

The Senate Agriculture Committee plans to meet as early as next week to vote on President Barack Obama’s three nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, according to Senate aides. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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This photo taken March 20, 2014 shows a portrait of Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry hanging in a hallway at the Statehouse in Boston. For centuries, politicians have been drawing odd-shaped elections districts in an effort to give one political party an advantage over another. In 1812, the practice got a name: gerrymandering. That year, Gov. Gerry signed a bill passed in the Massachusetts legislature to redraw state Senate district map. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Early Mass. Senate district dubbed 1st gerrymander

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just about forever, American politicians have been drawing odd-shaped election districts in an effort to give one political party an advantage over another. In 1812, the practice got a name: gerrymandering. Full News here – Politics News Headlines – Yahoo News

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Scott Walker Signs Bill Limiting Early Voting, But Uses Partial Veto

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a bill Thursday limiting early voting in the state, but vetoed a portion of the bill that would have restricted early voting to no more than 45 hours a week. According to the AP, the bill limits in-person absentee voting to no later than 7 p.m. on weeknights and […]

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National Briefing | West: California: Los Angeles Is Jolted by Early Morning Earthquake

Los Angeles was jolted awake just before dawn on Monday by a shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 that jangled nerves in the West Coast but caused no major damage or casualties.      Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Federal judge strikes down Arkansas early abortion ban

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday struck down an Arkansas law that would ban most abortions starting at 12 weeks of pregnancy, one of the most restrictive such statutes enacted in the United States, declaring the measure unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled that the law […]

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Stanley Fischer, the former chief of the Bank of Israel, prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee confirmation hearing in Washington

Fed nominee Fischer: policy decisions are best made early

By Ann Saphir PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) – Stanley Fischer, U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, said on Friday that decades of crisis-fighting have taught him the importance of making policy decisions quickly, even before all relevant data is in hand. "We tend to underestimate the lags […]

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