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2014 Midterm Election Was The Most Expensive One Yet

The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
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Obama Names Joseph Clancy As Secret Service Director

Four months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named permanent director of the Secret Service on Wednesday.
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Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."
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Why Congress Doesn't Really Worry About What Most Americans Think

Polls show Americans are largely in favor of authorizing further actions against the Islamic State. Yet there is one group of Americans that is having far more trouble deciding how it feels: Congress.
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Pregnant And Uninsured? Don't Count On Obamacare Coverage

Women who get pregnant and don't have health insurance can't sign up outside open enrollment until after they give birth. Advocates say that puts mother and child at risk of serious health problems.
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Minneapolis' Plan Designed To Combat Recruiting By Radical Groups

The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism focuses on the homeland. Minneapolis unveils its plan Wednesday. Its Somali-American community has lost dozens of men to terrorist recruiters.
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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.
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Judge's Decision Complicates Matters For Unauthorized Immigrants

Applications for expanded deportation protections are on hold temporarily while the White House appeals a federal court ruling. Some states challenged the executive actions that extended protections.
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Gallup Ranks Red And Blue States

Gallup has released its list of the most Democratic and most Republican states in the nation. We'll look at which states made the list and why.
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John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.

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