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7:50am

Sat January 10, 2015
Politics

California's Brown On Governing: 'Practice Tends To Make More Perfect'

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 11:31 am

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4:36pm

Fri January 9, 2015
Commentary

Week In Politics: New Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline, Paris Attack

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 5:06 pm

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And we began our conversation with our Friday political commentators by talking about the implications of those Paris terrorist attacks. Welcome back to E J Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times.

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4:36pm

Fri January 9, 2015
Politics

Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 7:02 pm

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4:36pm

Fri January 9, 2015
Energy

Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline Back In Obama's Hands

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 5:06 pm

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10:28am

Fri January 9, 2015
It's All Politics

Still Just A Bill: Why Being Senate Bill 1 Doesn't Guarantee Success

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 2:37 pm

Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is the latest Senate Bill 1. President Obama has vowed to veto it.
Sue Ogrocki AP

On his first day in his new job, freshly minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., designated the Keystone XL pipeline bill as Senate Bill 1 --the first legislation introduced under his leadership.

That signaled more than just McConnell's own support for the bill. The prestige of being S-1 also conveys a sense of the priority and urgency Senate Republicans in general attach to the project, which would permit the pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canada border and carry crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf Coast.

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10:13am

Fri January 9, 2015
The Two-Way

House OKs Keystone XL Pipeline Despite Obama Veto Threat

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 5:53 pm

Updated at 1:08 p.m. ET.

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives has voted 266-153 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline despite a presidential veto threat, just hours after Nebraska's Supreme Court, in a split decision, cleared the way for the controversial project.

The Senate, which also has a Republican majority, is considering similar legislation.

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12:36pm

Thu January 8, 2015
The Two-Way

Sen. Barbara Boxer Won't Seek 5th Term In Senate

Four-term Sen. Barbara Boxer said she won't seek another term in the U.S. Senate in 2016, ending speculation about the California Democrat's political future.

"I will not be running for the Senate in 2016," she said in a taped interview with her grandson Zach Rodham.

Boxer, 74, said neither age nor partisanship in Congress were factors in her decision.

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6:34am

Thu January 8, 2015
Politics

Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 5:08 pm

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The House is debating changes to the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Update at 5 p.m. E.T.: The House of Representatives passed this legislation on Thursday afternoon. It now heads to the Senate.

Taking a swing at President Obama's biggest policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is at the top of the agenda for the new Republican Congressional majority.

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6:34am

Thu January 8, 2015
Politics

Obama, GOP To Face Off Over Keystone XL Pipeline

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 7:44 am

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6:27pm

Wed January 7, 2015
The Two-Way

Kirby Delauter, Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Apologizes

Kirby Delauter, the Frederick County, Md., council member who threatened to sue a local newspaper reporter for using his name in a story without permission, has apologized.

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