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The Two-Way
7:33 am
Fri December 5, 2014

New Jersey Legislature Clears Gov. Chris Christie In Bridge Scheme

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
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An investigation by the New Jersey Legislature has cleared Gov. Chris Christie in an apparently politically motivated scheme that closed some lanes of the George Washington Bridge last year, leading to major traffic jams and a political firestorm.

The investigation could find no evidence that Christie was involved in the scheme.

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National Security
4:18 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Obama Points To Ashton Carter For Defense Secretary

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 12:07 pm

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Politics
4:05 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Saturday's Runoff Will Decide If Sen. Landrieu Still Represents Louisiana

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 12:07 pm

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The Two-Way
4:30 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

'New Republic', In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 7:10 am

The New Republic, the influential, century-old publication that during the Clinton presidency was called the in-flight magazine of Air Force One, announced today a slew of changes and cuts. Its editor, Franklin Foer, and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier both announced they were leaving the magazine.

NPR's David Folkenflik is reporting on the news for our Newscast unit. Here's what he said:

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Politics
3:28 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

For Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Aiding Children With Disabilities Is Personal

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was a lead sponsor of a bill that would allow special savings accounts for people with disabilities. She spoke about her son Cole, who has Down syndrome, on the House floor.
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Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 6:03 pm

The Achieving A Better Life Experience — ABLE — Act, which faced a House vote this week, hit close to home for Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state. "For me personally, this bill is about a little boy who was diagnosed with Down syndrome three days after he was born. His diagnosis came with a list of future complications," she said on the House floor.

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Politics
3:07 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 5:47 pm

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Politics
3:07 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

House Passes Symbolic Vote Cancelling Obama's Immigration Action

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 5:47 pm

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Politics
6:16 am
Thu December 4, 2014

16 Things Michele Bachmann Will Miss About Congress

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 6:57 am

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Politics
4:13 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Senators Try Again To Make Disclosure Process Electronic

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 5:44 pm

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Newscast
5:47 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Alabama Accountability Act, Cancer Specialists Call for Medicaid Expansion and Orion

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The Alabama Supreme Court has heard arguments on the constitutionality of a law that gives low-income families tax credits to pay for private school.

A lawyer representing individuals challenging the Alabama Accountability Act said Wednesday that it does an end run on Alabama's prohibition of using education funds to support private religious schools.

However, a lawyer representing families using the credits said it supports parents seeking education opportunities for their children, not private schools.

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The Two-Way
3:43 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

17 States Sue Obama Over Immigration Actions

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 5:01 pm

Updated at 5:58 p.m.

Seventeen states, led by Texas, are suing the Obama administration over its recent executive actions on immigration.

"The Constitution prescribes immigration policy be fixed by Congress — not by presidential fiat," Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the state's governor-elect, said at a news conference in Austin.

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Alabama Accountability Act
3:38 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Alabama Supreme Court looks at Alabama Accountability Act

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The Alabama Supreme Court has heard arguments on the constitutionality of a law that gives low-income families tax credits to pay for private school.

   A lawyer representing individuals challenging the Alabama Accountability Act said Wednesday that it does an end run on Alabama's prohibition of using education funds to support private religious schools.

   However, a lawyer representing families using the credits said it supports parents seeking education opportunities for their children, not private schools.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Potential Presidential Candidates Give Speeches On Foreign Policy

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 12:42 pm

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Politics
3:22 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Obama Talks Gas Tax And Visas With Business Leaders

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:34 am

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Politics
12:28 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

President Obama And The Courts: A Shift In Balance

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 12:53 pm

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