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Media focusing less on female politicians' hair
August 2, 2015 10:52 pm
This time around, coverage of Hillary Clinton's campaign has focused almost entirely on her record and not her hair and clothes.
Obama's strict emissions plan faces obstacles
August 2, 2015 12:36 pm
The White House's new sanctions against coal-fired power plants are the strictest yet. How have those kinds of sanctions fared in the past?
How most crowded GOP fields in history stack up
August 1, 2015 11:32 pm
The 2016 Republican field hasn't been this crowded since 1948. What did the primary look like back then?
Biden reportedly close to running in 2016
August 1, 2015 10:56 pm
A New York Times article says Biden and his associates are looking into a presidential run, a move that would upend the field of Democrat candidates.
How the US might get revenge for OPM hack
August 1, 2015 2:36 pm
The U.S. is planning to retaliate against the Chinese Government for stealing the personnel files of around 22 million federal employees.
Clinton Super PAC gains traction with big donors
August 1, 2015 11:17 am
A super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton has had some big donors in recent months, but its fundraising is still far behind one supporting Jeb Bush.
In White House battle, watch out for underdogs
July 31, 2015 11:29 pm
Rick Santorum and John Edwards are two recent examples of come-from-behind presidential candidates who experienced a late surge in the primaries.
Clinton to call for end to Cuba embargo
July 31, 2015 9:34 am
Hillary Clinton is expected to call for a reversal of isolationist policies in a Friday speech in Florida.
Obit calls for ouster of Canadian prime minister
July 30, 2015 10:50 am
A woman's obituary calls Canadian citizens to vote out the prime minster. Fixing broadcaster the CBC is another request on her posthumous wish list.
Pluto Payoff Is Helping NASA's Budget Prospects
July 29, 2015 11:42 am
Lawmakers appear ready to support NASA's continued planetary exploration efforts, thanks in part to New Horizons' successful Pluto flyby.
Republicans strive for main debate stage
July 28, 2015 10:40 pm
Even after Fox News loosened attendance, there are still only 10 spots on the prime time broadcast for the first Republican presidential debate.
Pro-life groups want Planned Parenthood defunded
July 28, 2015 8:29 am
Pro-life groups are holding nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood following the release of a controversial video.
Rep. Chaffetz calls for IRS head to be fired
July 27, 2015 8:59 pm
The House Oversight Committee Chairman and 20 or so Republican colleagues have asked the president to sack IRS commissioner Koskinen.
MI Democrats want GOP to rescind Trump invite
July 27, 2015 4:56 pm
Donald Trump will be visiting Michigan next month, and this is causing some controversy among both Republicans and Democrats in the state.
Hillary Clinton's solar panel plan has problems
July 27, 2015 2:29 pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton says she'll install 500 million solar panels nationwide by the end of her term. But do the numbers make sense economically?
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