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'Kissing Congressman' Video Puts Scandal In Unusual Focus

A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.
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'Kissing Congressman' Video Puts Scandal In Unusual Focus

A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.
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With Proposed Mega-Merger On The Hill, Spotlight's On Consumers

Comcast and Time Warner executives ran into stiff opposition as they pitched their proposed merger to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The deal would give the combined company a large share of both pay TV and broadband internet service markets. In both cases, lawmakers wanted to know how consumers would be affected.
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Pursuing IRS Controversy, House GOP Pivots Toward Crossroads

House Republicans want former IRS official Lois Lerner prosecuted for allegedly revealing information about one of their most powerful outside groups, Crossroads GPS.
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Red State Returns Spotlight To Women, Backbone Of Texas GOP

This year, the Texas GOP finds itself on the defensive in the campaign for women's votes. As KUT's Ben Phillpott reports, there's a new group to help solve the issue: Red State Women.
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Crossroads GPS At Heart Of GOP's Lois Lerner Probe

House Republicans cite the former IRS official's attempt to single out Karl Rove's non-profit — the one that spent $165 million attacking Democrats and helping Republicans.
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Analysis: The Latest On Maryland's Beleaguered Health Exchange

Maryland was forced to scrap its health exchange website after it was beset with problems, and as National Journal's Sam Baker explains, the state is trying to catch up.

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O'Malley Says He Will Look To Overhaul Bail System In Maryland

A recent court ruling requires that Maryland offer legal counsel for people at bail hearings, a potentially costly proposition that Maryland lawmakers failed to address during the recent legislative session.

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Senate Panel Considers Nominee To Head Safety Commission

Elliot Kaye is President Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He made a name for himself pushing safety changes to youth football.
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White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate

It's no surprise that Democrats are pushing the equal pay issue: It's a political winner among women. But the economics behind the current inequity and the challenges of righting it are complicated.

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