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Senate Blocks Bill To Overhaul Military Sex Assault Prosecutions

The measure would have removed the authority of senior military commanders to prosecute sexual assault cases within their ranks. The vote was 55-45 vote.


VIDEO: Dalai Lama Prays Senators Will 'Act With A Pure Mind'

The Buddhist spiritual leader delivered the U.S. Senate's opening prayer on Thursday. If the politicians heed his words, "happiness will follow," he says.
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The Politics Hour - March 7, 2014

Delman Coates, a Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate in Maryland, and D.C. Council Member David Grosso (I-At Large) join the Politics Hour crew in the studio.


Claims And Counterclaims Fly As CIA And Senate Exchange Fire

Did the agency spy on Senate staffers? Did those Senate aides take classified documents from the CIA's headquarters? Investigators are sorting through the accusations.

CPAC 2014: Reading The Tea (Party) Leaves

As the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference gets underway, one of the major questions hanging over the event is this: how much clout does the Tea Party still have?

Race To Stop 'Revenge Porn' Raises Free Speech Worries

More than a dozen states are considering bills that would criminalize the online posting of sexually explicit photos or videos without the subject's consent. But First Amendment experts urge caution.

Democrats Help Block Nominee For DOJ's Top Civil Rights Job

The nomination of Debo Adegbile, a civil rights lawyer who helped handle the appeal of a cop killer, forced Democrats to choose between infuriating law enforcement groups or angering minority voters.

New England Governors Back Obama's Minimum Wage Hike Plan

Obama took his push for a higher national minimum wage to Connecticut. The message was welcomed by the governors he appeared with, but back in Washington there isn't much political momentum.

Government Printing Office Is Churning Out Less Paper

The government is saving money by offering more online services. But some worry that seniors and other without access to the Internet are being left behind.

Selling Health Care To California's Latinos Got Lost In Translation

Certain sales strategies work well with American Latinos. California's insurance exchange didn't try any of them when advertising coverage with the Affordable Care Act.