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  • Democrats, Republicans grapple over Keystone XL impact on Senate races

    Environmental organizations and Democrats say the delay will have little effect in tight Senate races in November, while GOP-aligned groups are arguing it underscores that pro-pipeline Democrats have little power in their party.

  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46-year-old mother of four from Texas...

  • Supreme Court justices raise concerns about Coke's marketing of 'pomegranate' drink

    The Supreme Court on Monday appeared willing to let juice maker POM Wonderful proceed with a false advertising lawsuit against Coca-Cola in a dispute over a pomegranate- and blueberry-flavored drink. Several justices seemed to share POM Wonderful's concerns about the Coca-Cola product's label,...

  • Obama taps W. Neil Eggleston for White House counsel

    President Obama on Monday tapped veteran Washington lawyer W. Neil Eggleston as his new White House counsel, replacing the outgoing Kathryn Ruemmler.

  • US weighs curbing deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. The change, if adopted following an ongoing review...

  • Report raises questions about White House role in Obamacare fundraising

    A new report is raising questions about the involvement of a top White House health care aide in the administration's effort to fundraise to promote Obamacare enrollment. The Government Accountability Office, Congress's investigative arm, released a report early Monday on Health and Human...

  • White House: Obama wants 'fair shot' for all under clemency system

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama wanted everyone to have a "fair shot" under the clemency system, as the Justice Department overhauls their guidelines for reviewing petitions for reduced sentences from federal prisoners.

  • Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual. Under sunny...

  • White House: Obama 'consistent' in wanting Keystone XL reviewed on merits

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama has been “consistent” in wanting the Keystone XL review process to be carried out on its merits, days after the State Department announced another delay. “The president has been consistent in always wanting this process to...

  • Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn't live without a little chocolate, a little...

  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. Nepal's government said late Monday it would consider the...

  • Gauge of US economy up for 3rd straight month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators increased 0.8 percent in March after a 0.5...

  • Obama heads to Asia as tensions in Ukraine continue to flare

    President Obama is moving forward with his seven-day trip to Asia this week as clashes between Ukraine and Russia continue and tensions in the region continue to simmer. The president will leave Tuesday evening for Tokyo, Japan, where he will begin his four-country tour through Asia. After...

  • Stocks edge higher as major earnings week starts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher as another big week for company earnings begins. Halliburton rose after the oil exploration company said it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss in the same period a year ago. Athenahealth, a provider of online services to the...

  • Sen. Bob Corker: U.S. inaction says to Russia, 'Don't embarrass us'

    As President Obama's administration prepares a new slew of sanctions on Russia in response to the country's annexation of the Crimea region in Ukraine, there remains an ongoing debate among congressional lawmakers regarding whether America has acted with sufficient strength. Sen. Bob Corker,...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

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