Politics

5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
Law

When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

Volunteers at the Lincoln Memorial help roll up a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the Constitution during an October 2010 demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.
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Are corporations people? The U.S. Supreme Court says they are, at least for some purposes. And in the past four years, the high court has dramatically expanded corporate rights.

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8:12am

Sun July 27, 2014
It's All Politics

Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

Originally published on Sun July 27, 2014 11:26 am

Immigrants run to jump on a train in Ixtepec, Mexico, during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama wants nearly $4 billion in emergency funds to deal with the tens of thousands of children from Central America who've been crossing the border.
Eduardo Verdugo AP

Congress is set to disband later this week for a summer break stretching past Labor Day. That leaves lawmakers only a few more days to act on an urgent request from President Obama.

The president wants nearly $4 billion in emergency funds to deal with the tens of thousands of children from Central America who've been illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months. The GOP-led House may act on just a fraction of that request, setting up a clash with the Democratic-led Senate.

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10:33am

Sat July 26, 2014
Politics

Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 1:32 pm

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6:32pm

Fri July 25, 2014
The Two-Way

'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:37 pm

Speaking about India, Rep. Curt Clawson told U.S. officials from the State and Commerce departments, "I am familiar with your country. I love your country."
Library of Congress

Rep. Curt Clawson hasn't been in Congress long — he was sworn into office exactly one month ago. We mention that as a caveat, because in a congressional hearing Thursday, Clawson seems to have mistaken Americans who work in the U.S. departments of State and Commerce for representatives of India's government.

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4:55pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Politics

As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:40 pm

An official assists a voter at a polling station inside Fort Garrison Elementary School in Pikesville, Md., on primary day, June 24. As in many states this primary election season, turnout was low in Maryland.
Patrick Semansky AP

Several new surveys show voter interest is low, anti-incumbent sentiment is high, and voters from both parties are questioning whether their elected leaders should return to Congress next year.

In short, the electorate is disengaged and disgusted with politics.

Voter turnout in the 2010 primaries was only about 18 percent, and now it's even lower. Less than 15 percent of eligible citizens cast ballots in the 25 states that have held statewide primaries this year, according to a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate.

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4:15pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Commentary

Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:40 pm

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4:15pm

Fri July 25, 2014
News

Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:40 pm

The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras met with President Obama at the White House Friday, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions to the crisis.

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4:15pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Politics

Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:40 pm

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12:28pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Barbershop

In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

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12:28pm

Fri July 25, 2014
Politics

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

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