Politics

10:26am

Thu January 15, 2015
The Two-Way

4 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred To Oman, 1 To Estonia

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 10:31 am

In this June 27, 2006, file photo U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. The U.S. announced the transfer of four detainees from Guantanamo to Oman; one will go to Estonia.
Brennan Linsley AP

The U.S. has transferred five detainees from Guantanamo Bay — four to Oman and one to Estonia, the Defense Department says. The transfers bring to 122 the number of detainees who remain at the military prison.

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6:16am

Thu January 15, 2015
Politics

Romney Comments Add To Speculation On GOP Presidential Race

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 8:07 am

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5:43am

Thu January 15, 2015
Politics

Republicans In Congress To Talk Strategy At 2-Day Retreat

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 3:07 pm

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Now that Republicans control both chambers of Congress, the pressure is on to convey a clear message and to get things done. GOP lawmakers have decided to spend a couple days in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It's known as the sweetest place on Earth.

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5:24am

Thu January 15, 2015
Politics

House Rule On Social Security Funding Causes Controversy

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:31 pm

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6:13pm

Wed January 14, 2015
U.S.

Homeland Security Secretary Defends Executive Actions On Immigration

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 6:33 pm

Audie Cornish talks to Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), about what the effects would be on DHS if Congress did not vote to fund it.

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4:51pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Technology

Obama Spotlights High-Speed Internet Success In Iowa

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 6:33 pm

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4:51pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Politics

House Votes To Block Obama's Immigration Actions

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 6:33 pm

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2:16pm

Wed January 14, 2015
The Two-Way

Broadband A 'Necessity,' Obama Says, As He Pushes FCC To Expand Access

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 4:58 pm

President Obama speaks at Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday. He encouraged the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Updated at 4:48 p.m. ET

President Obama is expected to lay out plans today intended to make it easier for cities, towns and rural communities to offer their citizens fast and cheap broadband Internet.

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10:13am

Wed January 14, 2015
It's All Politics

What If Mitt And Jeb Really Do Go At It, Hammer And Tongs?

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 3:44 pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (right) talks with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Romney's campaign plane in 2012.
Charles Dharapak AP

Pity the poor guys who are trying to run for president while still serving as governors.

All the media attention this week went to former Govs. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, because Romney suddenly decided to call in his chits and get back in the presidential conversation for 2016. Virtually every news organization in North America instantly got wide-eyed about it.

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6:18am

Wed January 14, 2015
Politics

Harris Opens Bid For Boxer's Senate Seat, But Others May Follow

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 6:53 pm

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