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It's All Politics
3:19 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Why Would Marco Rubio Run For President? Why Wouldn't He?

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's first term ends in 2016. Rubio is considering a presidential run; under Florida law he would not have to file papers to run for re-election until May 2016.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 3:21 pm

Republican heavyweights Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are already out shaking the money trees for possible 2016 presidential runs, and now Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is putting out the word that he is, too.

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It's All Politics
2:02 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

5 Surprises From President Obama's YouTube Interviews

President Obama poses for a selfie after being interviewed by YouTube stars GloZell Green (left), Hank Green and Bethany Mota.
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Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 5:06 pm

The White House has been hitting it especially hard on social media these days — it rolled out several previews ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address and an enhanced "river of content" during the speech as well.

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The Two-Way
1:16 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

Ukraine's Russian-backed separatists appear to have turned their backs on peace talks in the wake of recapturing a key airport in the country's east from government forces.

Reuters says there are signs of an impending rebel offensive against the few areas in the region still under government control and that "One separatist leader said his pro-Russian rebels have launched a multi-pronged offensive and won't join further peace talks - but left unclear whether they would respect this week's agreement to pull back heavy weapons from the front line."

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It's All Politics
9:06 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., was the only senator to vote against an amendment calling climate change "real and not a hoax."
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 1:20 pm

Breathtakingly broad as its jurisdiction may be, the U.S. Senate does not usually vote on the validity of scientific theories.

This week, it did. And science won. The Senate voted that climate change is real, and not a hoax. The vote was 98-1.

The vote was about an amendment to the bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The near-unanimity of the climate change judgment was notable, because so many senators have cast doubt on ideas of "global warming."

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Politics
4:13 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Republicans In Congress Need Strong Ideas, Ohio Governor Says

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 7:14 am

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Now, in his state of the union speech this week, President Obama said the nation was emerging from crisis at home and abroad. And the crisis is certainly easing in Ohio, where Republican John Kasich is the governor.

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Politics
4:11 am
Fri January 23, 2015

House Approves Measure That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 7:14 am

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Politics
3:24 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Obama Takes His State Of The Union Messages To YouTube

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 5:28 pm

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Politics
3:24 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

House Republican Leaders Drop Effort To Ban Some Abortions

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 5:28 pm

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Politics
3:24 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Will Netanyahu's Congress Visit Help His Election Prospects?

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 5:28 pm

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Politics
3:24 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Netanyahu Accepts Republican Invitation To Address Congress

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:20 pm

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