Politics

4:53pm

Fri December 12, 2014
Politics

Outgoing Rep. Mike Rogers Reflects On Congressional Career

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:16 pm

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4:48pm

Fri December 12, 2014
The Two-Way

Dingell Admitted To Hospital, One Day After Casting Last Vote In House

Rep. John Dingell, seen here in June, was admitted to a hospital Friday as a precautionary measure. The Democrat is retiring as the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.
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Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, was admitted to a hospital in Washington, D.C., as a precaution Friday, one day after casting the final vote in his nearly 60 years in Congress.

The Michigan Democrat's office didn't give details on Dingell's condition, other than to say he was under observation and "resting comfortably." Dingell visited a doctor's office earlier this week, after he fell down and bruised his hip.

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4:27pm

Fri December 12, 2014
Politics

Budget Bill Proves Perfect Flashpoint For Debate Among Democrats

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:16 pm

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4:26pm

Fri December 12, 2014
Politics

Some Republicans Rethinking Party's Traditional Stands On Crime, Policing

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:16 pm

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3:07pm

Fri December 12, 2014
Television

Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

Kiefer Sutherland (right) with Peter Weller and JoBeth Williams on Fox's 24.
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As the CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee clash over whether so-called enhanced interrogation techniques are considered torture, another question arises: Have depictions of torture on TV and film helped convince us that it works?

Consider this warning that recently greeted viewers of ABC's political soap opera, Scandal:

"The following drama contains adult content. Viewer discretion is advised."

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9:03am

Fri December 12, 2014
It's All Politics

Is A Ban On 'Ballot Selfies' Overkill?

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 5:20 pm

The act of photographing or sharing a filled-in ballot is illegal in 44 states.
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It started out as a seemingly harmless act: voters posting photos of their completed ballots on the Internet.

One wrote in his deceased dog's name for senator because he didn't like any of the candidates, then shared his message of frustration on Facebook. A state legislator, and another a candidate for the state House, also publicly published photos of their ballots.

Now they're under investigation by the New Hampshire attorney general's office.

The reason?

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5:18am

Fri December 12, 2014
Race

Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 7:02 am

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5:18am

Fri December 12, 2014
Politics

House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 2:43 pm

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5:18am

Fri December 12, 2014
Latin America

Congress Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Leaders 'On The Ropes'

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 7:02 am

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4:30pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Politics

Black Congressional Staffers Stage Walk Out Over Grand Jury Decisions

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 6:39 pm

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