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Chicago Voters Keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel In Office

Rahm Emanuel faced a tough battle in a runoff against leading challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Both had framed the city's first runoff for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.

States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Keeps His Job In Tough Runoff Election

Pushed to the brink in an unprecedented runoff election against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won nearly 56 percent of the vote.
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Who Needs Tax Hikes? Northern Virginia Budget Proposals Do Without

Local lawmakers in Northern Virginia are not looking to increase taxes in a year where they're up for reelection, and rising economic tides may indeed make them unnecessary.


Rand Paul Hopes To Court Young, Libertarian Vote In Presidential Bid

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Domenico Montanaro about where Rand Paul fits in the Republican field of contenders for president in 2016 and the issues that bolster his appeal to young people.

How Congress Can Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

As President Obama unveiled a framework of a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, Congress was out of town. Next week, they're back and could prevent sanctions from being lifted.

Rand Paul Vows To 'Take Our Country Back' In Presidential Candidacy Speech

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced his candidacy for president Tuesday in Louisville, Ky. In a speech to supporters, Sen. Paul vowed to "take our country back."

Upcoming British Election May Determine Welfare State's Fate

British voters will go to the polls in one month in an election that may determine the future of the British welfare state. Prime Minister David Cameron will face Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.
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'Anayah's Law': Bill To Protect Children In Maryland Foster Care To Get Approval

One bill that will likely be signed without controversy would prevent children in Maryland's foster care system from being returned to biological parents if there is risk of abuse.


Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.