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Unions Mobilize To Fight Political Novice In Illinois' GOP Primary

Republicans hope to take the governor's mansion in Democratic Illinois. If Bruce Rauner wins the GOP nomination as predicted Tuesday, he'll take on incumbent Pat Quinn, who has lost popularity.
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Google Glass: Coming Soon To A Campaign Trail Near You

Google Glass is still in the testing phase and still rather expensive, but that hasn't stopped political professionals from looking for ways Google Glass can become a powerful tool for campaigns.
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Uniform Rule May Keep Religious Americans From Military Service

Observant Sikhs need to get an exemption in order to keep maintain long hair and beards. One service member who is Sikh says the application process has a chilling effect on those who want to serve.
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Cheer Up Federal Workers, The Senate Wants To Decrease Your Workload

Talk about appealing to constituents: Sen. Mark Warner wants to take unnecessary reports off the plates of government workers.

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CIA Pulled Out Of The Shadows With Feinstein's Charge

Sen. Dianne Feinstein accused CIA staff of improperly accessing Senate computers on Tuesday. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times and ex-Rep. Jane Harman about the conflict.
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Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip

The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. Will they work?
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Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.
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Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.
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Senate Passes Day Care Bill With A Push From Sen. Mikulski

This week the Senate passed a day care bill long in the making, thanks in large part to Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
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Lawmakers Seek To Lay Roadblock To Powerful Painkiller

Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.

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