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Stunt Or Not, GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Will Fuel Both Sides

Stunt Or Not, GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Will Fuel Both Sides

i i hide captionHouse Republicans argue the illegality of executive action signings, like one in April 2014 in which President Obama acted to close the gender compensation gap among federal contractors. Susan Walsh/AP House Republicans argue the illegality of executive action signings, like one in April 2014 in which President Obama acted to close...

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8 Signs Obama Is Feeling Trapped In The Presidency

8 Signs Obama Is Feeling Trapped In The Presidency

Past presidents have described the White House as “the crown jewel of the federal penal system” and “the great white jail.” And lately, President Obama has increasingly sending signals he’s feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble. Politics

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In The Battle To Host The 2016 GOP, It’s Alt Country Vs. Rock

In The Battle To Host The 2016 GOP, It’s Alt Country Vs. Rock

Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET. The Republicans have narrowed down their choices for their 2016 convention to Dallas and Cleveland. If the vote depended upon which one had the best theme music, it would be a tough decision. Politics

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Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed Deportations

Obama Administration Seeks Change In Law To Speed Deportations

i i hide captionChildren detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Eric Gay/AP Children detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Eric Gay/AP President Obama will ask Congress for about $ 2 billion in...

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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

i i hide captionStates may have their own higher wage laws, but the federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $ 2.13 an hour. AP States may have their own higher wage laws, but the federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $ 2.13 an hour. AP The federal minimum wage for tipped workers...

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State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki makes a splash at the press podium with stylish necklaces

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki makes a splash at the press podium with stylish necklaces

politico.com The red-haired media rep for the State Department has a penchant for wearing funky necklaces, frequently opting for a grand-size turquoise strand of oversized beads.  State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki is keeping her eye on the bauble. The red-haired media rep for Secretary John Kerry has a penchant for wearing funky, chunky...

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State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki makes splash with stylish necklaces

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki makes splash with stylish necklaces

politico.com The red-haired media rep for the State Department has a penchant for wearing funky necklaces, frequently opting for a grand-size turquoise strand of oversized beads.  State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki is keeping her eye on the bauble. The red-haired media rep for Secretary John Kerry has a penchant for wearing funky, chunky...

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Sarah Palin, Donald Trump attend Billy Graham’s 95th birthday party

Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump and Sarah Palin were among the conservative heavyweights who flocked to North Carolina on Thursday to toast Billy Graham on the preacher’s 95th birthday. Nearly 1,000 guests packed the Grand Ballroom at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, near Graham’s home in Montreat, to celebrate the spiritual leader, who...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wins reelection in landslide

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wins reelection in landslide

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses his supporters as he stands with his family at his election night party. With his reelection as New Jersey governor securely under his belt, Chris Christie isn’t shy to show that his next stop could be the White House. Basking in the glow of...

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Sebelius admits ‘we’re not there yet’ in resolving health care website repairs

Sebelius admits ‘we’re not there yet’ in resolving health care website repairs

MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears before the US Senate Finance Committee hearing on ‘Health Insurance Exchanges – An Update from the Administration.’ Prodded to be more candid with Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the administration’s flawed health care website needed a couple of hundred fixes when...

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