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Health
3:42 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

More than 80 percent of the people getting federal subsidies to defray the cost of their monthly health insurance premiums have jobs, statistics suggest. And many are middle class.
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Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:00 pm

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Oklahoma Voices
11:01 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Rep. Tom Cole On Fast Track Approval, Crude Oil Exports

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President Barack Obama is seeking fast track approval from Congress to negotiate the Trans Pacific Partnership. If Congress grants the president fast track authority, the 12-country trade deal can be approved with a simple up or down vote, and there are no amendments or filibusters. This issue has some Republicans siding with Obama, while Democrats are largely against it.

 

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It's All Politics
11:14 pm
Sat May 9, 2015

Political Postcard: Still Love For Bill Clinton In A Place Called Hope

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns before the 2014 elections for former Sen. Mark Pryor, center, and Mike Ross, right, the Democratic candidate for governor.
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Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 4:37 pm

Mike Huckabee kicked off his second run for the White House this week in Arkansas, a state where he has deep roots that he shares with another famous politician — Bill Clinton.

Huckabee and Clinton were both governors of the Southern state for more than a decade, and they also both hail from the same hometown — Hope.

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The Two-Way
12:36 pm
Sat May 9, 2015

'Million Moms March' Walks Washington To Protest Police Violence

Maria Hamilton (left) marches in Milwaukee with her sons on April 30 in remembrance of her son Dontre, who was shot and killed by a now-former police officer in a park last year. Hamilton founded Mothers for Justice United, which planned a march on Washington on Saturday to protest police violence.
Carrie Antlfinger AP

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 9:26 am

Mothers from around the country gathered in the nation's capital Saturday to protest police brutality in a march from Capitol Hill to the Justice Department.

The Facebook page for the Million Moms March on Washington event is overflowing with posts by mothers who lost their children to violent encounters with law enforcement. Joining them are grieving spouses, siblings and friends of those who died, posting photos, sharing their own experiences and voicing their support.

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It's All Politics
9:32 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Las Vegas High School Has A Proud History Of Political Involvement

Students at Rancho High School wait for Hillary Clinton to visit last week. The school is 70 percent Hispanic, and two-thirds of students are economically disadvantaged, but it has a proud history of political involvement.
John Locher AP

Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 5:29 am

When Hillary Clinton's campaign was looking for a place for her to make an announcement this week about immigration policy, it chose Rancho High School in Las Vegas.

Clinton visited this school in 2007, when she was running for president the first time. Barack Obama visited the campus twice during that campaign season. The backdrop wasn't a coincidence.

Rancho High School's population is 70 percent Hispanic, and it has a proud history of political involvement.

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Politics
6:39 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Week In Politics: GOP Presidential Field Expands

Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 5:29 am

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It's All Politics
8:40 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Politics Rewind: Family Baggage And Fuzzy Math

Likely 2016 hopeful Jeb Bush reportedly told a closed-door crowd his brother, former President George W. Bush, is one of his top foreign policy advisers.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 9:30 pm

We're debuting our weekly "Politics Rewind" today – what we learned this week in politics, why it mattered and where it fits in. Here are five things we noticed this week:

1. Oh, brother! Jeb Bush is not doing a great job separating himself from George W

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Commentary
3:34 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Week In Politics: New Presidential Candidates, U.K. Elections

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 9:38 pm

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And this week, three more Republican candidates officially joined the presidential race.

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MIKE HUCKABEE: I grew up blue-collar, not blueblood.

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Politics
3:34 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Clinton's Bold Immigration Plan Leaves Republicans Nearly Speechless

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:42 am

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Politics
3:34 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Conservative Victory Moves U.K. Closer To EU Exit

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 9:38 pm

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