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5:07pm

Tue March 10, 2015
Politics

Senate's Letter To Iran Complicates Nuclear Negotiations

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5:07pm

Tue March 10, 2015
Environment

Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

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5:07pm

Tue March 10, 2015
Politics

Clinton Says She Didn't Think Private Email Would Be 'An Issue'

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4:03pm

Tue March 10, 2015
It's All Politics

No Big Money Or TV Ads — What's With The U.K.'s Low-Key Election?

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 5:07 pm

Conservative party Chairman Grant Shapps speaks to party supporters after canvassing in London on Saturday.
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In the U.K., national elections are less than two months away. In the U.S., the presidential election is more than a year away. But you could be forgiven for thinking it's the other way around.

America experiences a long, drawn-out election fever, while the U.K. hardly shows any symptoms at all. That is to say, almost none of the events most strongly associated with an American presidential campaign are part of a typical British national election.

Take political rallies, where the bleachers fill with thousands of flag-waving, screaming supporters.

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12:26pm

Tue March 10, 2015
The Two-Way

Clinton Says She Didn't Save Personal Emails From Her State Department Tenure

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 8:35 pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters Tuesday at United Nations headquarters, where she said she chose to use a personal email account for government business out of convenience.
Seth Wenig AP

Updated at 3:21 p.m. ET

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has been under fire for her use of a personal email address while in office, said Tuesday she "chose not to keep personal emails" from her tenure at the State Department, but that she turned over 55,000 printed pages of her official correspondence to the department.

At a news conference at the U.N., Clinton said the personal correspondence included emails about planning her daughter Chelsea's wedding, preparations for her mother's funeral and her yoga schedule.

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11:01am

Tue March 10, 2015
It's All Politics

Wild Day In Madison Likely To Be Another Win For Gov. Walker

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 8:21 pm

Protesters filled Wisconsin's state Capitol in Madison on Monday, demonstrating against last weekend's shooting death of Tony Robinson, an unarmed black man.
Andy Manis AP

You could scarcely imagine a day that better demonstrated the split personality of Wisconsin politics.

On Monday, the state Capitol building in Madison was flooded once again with an angry crowd of protesters. This time the outrage was sparked by a local police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old black man.

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5:20am

Tue March 10, 2015
Politics

GOP Senators Remind Iran That Nuclear Deal Needs Their Backing

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 7:45 am

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12:03am

Tue March 10, 2015
Business

The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 1:57 pm

An employee at the American Disposables Inc. factory works on the assembly line in October 2009 in Ware, Mass. The state has seen rapidly expanding income disparity in the past 50 years as highly educated tech and financial workers have seen big gains and inflation-adjusted income has shrunk for the poorest residents.
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In this country, all children are supposed to have a shot at success — a chance to jump "from rags to riches" in one generation.

Even if riches remain out of reach, then the belief has been that every hard-working American should be able to go from poverty to the middle class.

On Tuesday, a book and a separate study are being released — both turning up evidence that the one-generation leap is getting harder to accomplish in an economy so tied to education, technological know-how and networking.

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6:04pm

Mon March 9, 2015
It's All Politics

3 Reasons Democrats Are Freaking Out About Hillary Clinton

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 8:16 pm

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checking her phone in 2010. For many Democrats, the answer to the question: "If not Hillary, who?" is — disaster.
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The back-to-back Clinton controversies are making Democrats queasy.

At a time when more than a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls are jostling each other in New Hampshire and Iowa, this should be a great moment for the virtually unopposed Hillary Clinton. She could be staying above the fray, using the time to staff up and prepare her policy agenda. But that's not what's happening.

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5:27pm

Mon March 9, 2015
It's All Politics

47 GOP Senators Tell Iran They May Not Honor A Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Tue March 10, 2015 1:13 pm

Freshman Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas wrote the letter — co-signed by 46 of his GOP colleagues — to the leaders of Iran.
Lauren Victoria Burke AP

Update 11:10 p.m. ET:

Vice President Joe Biden, a former senator himself, condemned the GOP senators' letter in a strongly worded press release late Monday, calling it "beneath the dignity of an institution I revere."

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