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Malloy issues health care challenge to NRA

Malloy issues health care challenge to NRA

By Adam Zyglis 04/04/2014 12:45

Commemorating Connecticut's first anniversary of tougher gun laws, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn't mince words on Thursday, challenging the National Rifle Association to support the federal Affordable Care Act and help expand opportunities for mental-health treatment.

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House passes bill to change Obamacare’s workweek from 30 hours to 40

House passes bill to change Obamacare’s workweek from 30 hours to 40

By David G. Brown 04/04/2014 12:39

Eighteen House Democrats ignored President Obama’s veto threat and helped Republicans pass a bill Thursday that rewrites the health care law to define full-time work as 40 hours per week — and not 30 — out of concern the current rules are forcing Americans to work fewer hours and earn less.

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Japan’s Russian dilemma

Japan’s Russian dilemma

By 03/04/2014 17:58

Tokyo is concerned with Russian expansionism, because it is the only G7 country that currently has a territorial dispute with Moscow

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The New Cold War

The New Cold War

By Elkin 03/04/2014 17:52

Russia and the West entered February surrounded by uncertainty — frustrated and angry with the other side but still ready to explore an admittedly fraught path forward.

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GOP gets ObamaCare angst

GOP gets ObamaCare angst

By Steve Kelley 03/04/2014 17:47

Anxious Senate Republicans are worried party leaders are focusing too much this election year on ObamaCare and not enough on jobs and the economy.

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The GOP must admit it was wrong on Obamacare

The GOP must admit it was wrong on Obamacare

By Adam Zyglis 03/04/2014 17:40

Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Is there any cost to those who say things that turn out not to be true and then, when their fabrications or false predictions are exposed, calmly move on to concocting new claims as if they had never made the old ones?

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Obama's NSA reform another shell game

Obama's NSA reform another shell game

By Luo Jie 31/03/2014 16:40

President Obama last week stated his attention to recommend to Congress some small modifications in the NSA's current modus operandi re: metadata collection. It has received a warm reception from those critical of present practices. There are slim grounds, though, for high expectations. Indeed, if acted upon by Congress, they likely will have little practical effect on the Agency's access to, and use of electronic communications. Here's why.

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Obama Has No Russia Policy

Obama Has No Russia Policy

By Elkin 31/03/2014 16:27

The U.S. is at loss for a sound response to Russia's resurgence in Eurasia. Moscow's Crimea intervention revealed that the U.S. has no Russia policy. Washington did not anticipate the intervention, did not expect the subsequent annexation of Crimea, and did not offer a coherent response. As with Syria earlier, the White House issued some tough warnings and then failed to deliver on them.

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The fallacy of Chris Christie’s defense

The fallacy of Chris Christie’s defense

By Matt Wuerker 31/03/2014 16:23

Chris Christie knew nothing about orders from his office to close entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge to exact political retribution, a charge that if not true could end his chances for the presidency and perhaps his time in Trenton as well.

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Dems missing mark with swing voters

Dems missing mark with swing voters

By Monte Wolverton 31/03/2014 16:19

A new political advocacy group has teamed up with former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to argue that the economic inequality agenda of Senate Democrats is a loser with swing voters.

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