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  • Obama meets with Wendy Davis

    President Obama met with Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Thursday. Obama "visited briefly" with Davis after delivering remarks at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library for a summit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, according to the...

  • Obama channels Lyndon Johnson in populist defense of government

    President Obama evoked the memory of former President Lyndon Johnson on Thursday, insisting that the government should play a central role in combating inequality and curing broader societal ills. “Today, we remain locked in this same great debate, about equality and opportunity, and the...

  • Head of Louisiana GOP wants 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    The head of Louisiana's Republican Party is calling on “kissing congressman” Vance McAllister to resign. Roger F. Villere, Jr., chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, released a statement Thursday asking the GOP lawmaker to resign his congressional seat, citing “extreme...

  • Long-term unemployment benefit package sits in House limbo

    Senate-passed legislation to extend long-term unemployment benefits has stalled in the House, as Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he won't move on the measure until Democrats and the Obama administration agree to include job-creating provisions. "They've not put forward anything with regard...

  • Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras returning to the U.S. for the first time since Edward Snowden leaks

    Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras will return to the U.S. on Friday, the first time they've been back since the Edward Snowden revelations. The Huffington Post reported Thursday that the two are returning to New York City to attend Friday's Polk Awards ceremony. They are sharing...

  • Report: Mississippi Senate challenger Chris McDaniel on tape discussing reparations and immigration

    Mississippi Senate challenger Chris McDaniel offered his thoughts on reparations for slavery and immigration in a radio clip that resurfaced Thursday. The clip is from 2006 or 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Note: Mother Jones posted the audio in January, citing a local blog...

  • House panel votes to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to talk to lawmakers about her role in the agency's pattern of targeting conservative groups. The vote was 21-12, with all...

  • House passes Paul Ryan's budget plan

    The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan that promises to balance the budget by cutting Democratic-championed programs like Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps.

  • Energy Department signals new loans from stalled advanced vehicles program

    An Energy Department loan program for advanced vehicle technologies that has drawn GOP criticism is revving its engine once again. The department announced changes to its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program Wednesday, which focuses on electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles,...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare enrollment at 7.5 million

    Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee that 400,000 people signed up last week to add to the 7.1 million who completed applications before the March 31 deadline.

  • Ready For Hillary adds thousands of donors in first fundraising quarter

    Hillary Clinton isn't running for president yet -- but new fundraising numbers released Thursday by the super PAC Ready For Hillary suggest an increasing number of Democrats are eager for her to enter the race. Ready For Hillary added more than 22,000 new donors from January through March and...

  • As Scott Brown prepares to announce Senate bid, Jeanne Shaheen posts strong fundraising

    If former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has in recent weeks elevated the profile of the New Hampshire Senate race while moving toward a Republican bid, he has also helped bring Democratic donors' attention -- and money -- to incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

  • Darrell Issa says emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote

    This story was published at 4:33 p.m. and has been updated with a response from Rep. Cummings. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel's top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative...

  • At highest-paid levels, female White House staffers outearn men

    President Obama's election-year push to draw attention to women's wages backfired amid scrutiny of the White House's own gender-pay gap, but a close analysis of the salaries of his senior aides shows a far more complex picture.

  • Poll: Rep. Lee Terry topping primary challenger

    A new poll shows Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., handily leading his Republican challenger, with a little over a month left before the GOP primary. The automated poll, which was commissioned by Terry’s opponent, Dan Frei, and conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling, shows 40 percent of respondents...



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