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Political Attacks Ramp Up In U.S. Senate Race In Mass.

In Massachusetts, what's been a relatively lackluster campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry is heating up. Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey is running against Republican Gabriel Gomez, a businessman and former Navy SEAL. Gomez is a political newcomer.

Srinivasan's Confirmation First For D.C. Circuit In 7 Years

The partisan war over judicial nominees has accelerated in recent years. It took nearly a year to win Senate confirmation for Sri Srinivasan to the important federal appeals court for the District of Columbia, though he had no formal opposition.
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Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Expanded Anti-Abortion Bill

The U.S. House Judiciary Sub-committee held a hearing into a bill that was initially intended to restrict abortions in D.C. alone, but is now being expanded nationally.

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Should Attorney General Step Down To Run For Governor?

Ken Cuccinelli's decision to maintain his position as Virginia's attorney general during his run for governor has raised concerns.


Abortion Opponents Try to Spin Murder Case Into Legislation

Abortion opponents are hoping the recent murder conviction of Pennsylvania abortion provider Kermit Gosnell will lead to more scrutiny of second trimester abortions. They're working on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — nationwide.

Black Caucus Leader: We Disagree With Presidents, Even Obama

Rep. Marcia Fudge, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, says any immigration overhaul significantly boosting the numbers of highly skilled immigrants could negatively affect African-Americans with similar skills.

Health Officials Decry Texas' Snubbing Of Medicaid Billions

The state is turning down an estimated $100 billion in federal funds that would have paid for health care coverage for more than 1 million poor Texans. For Gov. Rick Perry and the state's Republican-dominated Legislature, the potential appearance of supporting "Obamacare" was too much.