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Analysis: The Latest On Maryland's Beleaguered Health Exchange

Maryland was forced to scrap its health exchange website after it was beset with problems, and as National Journal's Sam Baker explains, the state is trying to catch up.

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Analysis: Executive Orders Give Equal Pay Push Momentum

President Barack Obama signed two executive orders promoting equal pay for federal contractors, which Senate lawmakers are utilizing to make their push for equal pay legislation.


Obama To Circumvent Congress Over Women's Pay

President Obama on Tuesday is expected to order contractors with the federal government to provide information that could be beneficial to female employees.
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Analysis: Maryland And Virginia Duke It Out Over FBI Headquarters

In the fight over who gets the FBI headquarters, who will triumph: Maryland or Virginia?

Politics In The News: Ukraine And Obamacare

Monday is the deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. And the U.S. continues to try to find ways to diffuse the crisis between Ukraine and Russia.
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Analysis: Lawmakers Stumping For FBI HQ In Maryland

Roll Call columnist David Hawkings explains the prospects as Senate lawmakers pull for the new headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be built in Prince George's County.


Obama's European Trip Overshadowed By Crimea Crisis

As President Obama begins a week of diplomacy overseas, he faces domestic and international challenges. Steve Inskeep talks to contributor Cokie Roberts and Russia expert Stephen Sestanovich.

When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Vanilla has become a cultural metaphor for blandness and whiteness. But the flavor's history is rife with conquest and slavery and theft.
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Analysis: Maryland Rep. Ruppersberger Wants To End NSA's Bulk Data Collection

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) wants to end the bulk collection of cell of data of U.S. citizens. National Journal's Brendan Sasso offers the why and the how.

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Analysis: What Redacted FEC Doc On Crossroads GPS Means For Campaign Finance

All 72 pages of a document informing a recent FEC decision have been redacted. Shane Goldmacher with National Journal discusses what this means for campaign finance.