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Jeb Bush Would Have Authorized Iraq War — Even Knowing What We Know Now

The Bush last name is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to Jeb Bush's becoming president. He says he is his own man, but over the weekend he said he would also have authorized the Iraq War.
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Politics In The News: Patriot Act

Lawmakers in Congress will be negotiating whether to extend the Patriot Act. That's the law written following the September 11th attacks, designed to thwart future acts of terrorism in the U.S.
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ABC Brings Muppets Back To Prime Time As News Emerges About Fall Shows

TV networks officially reveal fall schedules next week, but word has already spread on some new shows and cancellations. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says early trends include more diversity, big names.
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Would More Trade Help The Job Market Run Faster Or Trip It Up?

Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.
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The Slants Frontman Fights Government To Register His Band's Name

Simon Tam, the founder and bassist of The Slants, has spent six years trying to register his group's name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the name disparages Asians.
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Huckabee Hopes Evangelical Voters Are Tying Yellow Ribbons For Him

Mike Huckabee is back on the campaign trail after finishing second for the GOP nomination in 2008. In his latest run, he's harking back to an even earlier time, with 1970s icon Tony Orlando.
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Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' Of Other Candidates?

This isn't Mike Huckabee's first time at the GOP presidential rodeo. He had the advantages of being a novelty upstart underdog in 2008. That's not the case this time around.
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The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Two more candidates got in on the Republican side Monday, including Ben Carson, who is black, and Carly Fiorina. It's the most diverse GOP field anyone can remember. But will it make a difference?
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More Republicans To Jump Into GOP Presidential Mix

Pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is set to formally announce his candidacy for president in Detroit on Monday. Also getting into the mix on Monday is former Hewlett-Packard CEO Cary Fiorina.
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Reaction To Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's Remarks

On Friday, Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. She is charging the city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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