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  • Obama budget would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits: CBO

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday. The…

    Reuters
  • Beau Biden, son of U.S. VP, to run for governor of Delaware

    At least one member of the Biden family will be seeking higher office in 2016. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, said on Thursday he plans to run for governor of the Mid-Atlantic state. In a message to voters posted on his website, Biden, a Democrat…

    Reuters
  • New Site Grants Access to Anyone's Public Record

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  • New Hampshire lawmakers fail to pass death penalty repeal

    New Hampshire's Senate failed to repeal the death penalty on Thursday, in a vote that capped weeks of emotional debate while focusing attention on the state's lone death row inmate. The Senate deadlocked 12 to 12 on a bill to abolish capital punishment, meaning it did not pass. New Hampshire's…

    Reuters
  • Hotel magnate pleads guilty to U.S. campaign contribution scheme

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent hotel executive in New York pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to make $188,000 of illegal campaign contributions to three U.S. candidates via straw donors. Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman of Hampshire Hotels Management, pleaded guilty in…

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  • California Governor Brown wants rainy-day fund in constitution

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday stepped up his efforts to enshrine a rainy day fund in the state's constitution, stealing some thunder from Republicans backing a similar measure as he seeks an unprecedented fourth term. Brown, a…

    Reuters
  • Nate Silver or Not, GOP Looks Good

    The tempest over his projection that Republicans will take the Senate forgets probability isn’t prediction and that the White House party usually loses in its sixth year.

    The Daily Beast
  • Yes, Lincoln Would’ve Done ‘Ferns’

    Bill O’Reilly attacked President Obama for making a viral video, saying the Great Emancipator wouldn’t stoop so low. History proves the opposite.

    The Daily Beast
  • For Obama and Boehner, just maybe, a way forward

    The latest snowfall was a bigger story in Washington this week than Tuesday’s private meeting between the estranged president and House speaker — their first in more than a year. Since Barack Obama recently signaled he has all but given up on legislating with Republicans, and since John Boehner has…

    Yahoo News
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  • John Kerry finds his calling

    Ten years ago this week, John Kerry barely held off John Edwards in Wisconsin’s Democratic primary, prolonging for another few weeks his plodding, uninspiring march to the party’s presidential nomination. Kerry went on to lose an eminently winnable election, after which most Democrats in Washington…

    Yahoo News
  • In New York, real populism and real choices

    Democrats in Washington don’t have to worry much about the kind of fratricidal disorder that plagues the modern Republican Party. But neither should they take too lightly the intraparty breach that seems to be widening in New York, where the mayor of the nation’s biggest city is staring down the…

    Yahoo News
  • US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are…

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, said Thursday that he has decided not to seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year and instead plans to run for governor in 2016.

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

    Associated Press48 mins ago
  • Chris Christie, prosecutor appear at same event

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It could have been an awkward moment for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

    Associated Press55 mins ago
  • Auto Dealers Cut Prices for April to Move Stock

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  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.

    Associated Press59 mins ago
  • Washington Insiders Say Chris Christie Won 2013

    After a whirlwind year of crippling partisanship, bungled policy rollouts, and a government shutdown, most public figures are leaving this year with quite a few more chips to their image than they had in January. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie—a growing puzzle for Democrats and continuing headache…

    National Journal
  • Sorry Pope Francis, 2013 Was the Year of Quinoa

    This year has seen tanking approval ratings for just about everybody in Washington, thanks to bungled policy initiatives, stalled legislation, and a government shutdown. It's quinoa, a highly nutritious, centuries-old grain, at least according to the United Nations. In February, the U.N.'s Food…

    National Journal
  • 2013 Was Actually the Year of Quinoa

    Between bungled or stalled policy initiatives and a government shutdown, moving the needle on progress on either side proved nearly impossible. According to the United Nations, 2013 was the year of quinoa, a highly nutritious, centuries-old grain. In February, the U.N.'s Food and Agricultural…

    National Journal
  • Republican Insiders to Tea Party: You're Not Helping Us

    For Republicans, the group is something akin to a flesh-eating virus that threatens to chomp away at the GOP. The civil war between establishment and tea-party Republicans intensified this week when House Speaker John Boehner slammed outside conservative groups for "ridiculous" pushback against…

    National Journal
  • Republican Look-Alike Sites Mocking Democrats May Violate Rules

    The National Republican Congressional Committee proudly launched a faux campaign website for Democratic candidate Domenic Recchia this week, mocking him as a "career politician … asking for your vote." They even bought Google ads to direct New Yorkers to www.domenic-recchia.com, designed at first…

    National Journal
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