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Critics Seize On Blurry Details In Wendy Davis Story

Inconsistencies in the Texas Democrat's teenage mother-to-Harvard Law School graduate narrative have put Davis and her high-profile campaign for governor on the defensive.
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Finding Common Interests, Obama And The Pope Set A Date

The meeting in March will be the two men's first face-to-face encounter. The president and the pontiff have a shared interest in fighting income inequality, but the Roman Catholic Church still has serious differences with the president on issues such as abortion.
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Former Va. Gov. And Wife Face 14-Count Indictment

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have been charged with illegally accepting gifts and loans from a political donor. The indictment, filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, marks a substantial escalation of a scandal that has marred the end of McDonnell's term in office.
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High Court Considers Legality Of 'Fair Share' Union Fees

The justices heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could decimate public employee unions. At issue is whether nonunion workers can be forced to pay fees that help cover the cost of negotiating a union contract from which they benefit.
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The President In Profile: 'The Magic Can't Last Forever'

After hours of interviews with President Obama, David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, has written a feature article in the upcoming issue. He tells Robert Siegel about what he learned from the president and wrote about in his piece, "Going the Distance."
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Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell, Wife Charged With Corruption

At issue are gifts Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, received from a political donor. The 14-count indictment includes conspiracy, wire fraud and other charges.
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Obama's Marijuana Remarks Light Up Legalization Debate

Even those who support decriminalizing marijuana were careful not to claim that Obama's remarks had altered the overall political dynamics of the debate.
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Bob McDonnell Formally Charged In Virginia Gifts Case

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, along with his wife Maureen, has been charged for illegally accepting gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

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Charges Filed Against Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell

Prosecutors charged former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with accepting gifts illegally. We explore the charges and the political implications.

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Sen. Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana

The Republican senator confirmed the news Tuesday. He survived a 2007 prostitution scandal to easily win re-election to the Senate three years later. If he fails in his bid to become governor, he could still keep his Senate seat and decide later whether to seek re-election to that post in 2016.

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