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4:28pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Politics

For Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Aiding Children With Disabilities Is Personal

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 7:03 pm

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was a lead sponsor of a bill that would allow special savings accounts for people with disabilities. She spoke about her son Cole, who has Down syndrome, on the House floor.
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The Achieving A Better Life Experience — ABLE — Act, which faced a House vote this week, hit close to home for Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state. "For me personally, this bill is about a little boy who was diagnosed with Down syndrome three days after he was born. His diagnosis came with a list of future complications," she said on the House floor.

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4:07pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Politics

Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 6:47 pm

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4:07pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Politics

House Passes Symbolic Vote Cancelling Obama's Immigration Action

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 6:47 pm

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7:16am

Thu December 4, 2014
Politics

16 Things Michele Bachmann Will Miss About Congress

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 7:57 am

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6:05am

Thu December 4, 2014
Law

Justice Department Plans New Cybercrime Team

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 1:17 pm

The leader of the Justice Department's criminal division is expected to announce today the creation of a new unit to prevent cybercrime and work alongside law enforcement, private sector companies and Congress.

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell will debut the initiative at a daylong CyberCrime2020 symposium at Georgetown University's law school, according to a copy of her prepared remarks.

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5:13am

Thu December 4, 2014
Politics

Senators Try Again To Make Disclosure Process Electronic

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 6:44 pm

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4:43pm

Wed December 3, 2014
The Two-Way

17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration Actions

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 6:01 pm

Updated at 5:58 p.m.

Seventeen states, led by Texas, are suing the Obama administration over its recent executive actions on immigration.

"The Constitution prescribes immigration policy be fixed by Congress — not by presidential fiat," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the state's governor-elect, said at a news conference in Austin.

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4:22pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Politics

Potential Presidential Candidates Give Speeches On Foreign Policy

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 1:42 pm

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4:22pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Politics

Obama Talks Gas Tax And Visas With Business Leaders

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 10:34 am

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1:28pm

Wed December 3, 2014
Politics

President Obama And The Courts: A Shift In Balance

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 1:53 pm

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