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  • Brown signs bill to strengthen campaign finance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation giving California's political watchdog agency more authority to enforce the state's campaign finance laws and investigate suspected wrongdoing. AB800 by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Gordon of Menlo Park was drafted in...

  • Lawmakers again move to freeze their paychecks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the approval ratings of Congress still in the gutter, House leaders are engineering another freeze in lawmakers' automatic cost-of-living pay hike. The move would freeze congressional salaries at $174,000 a year and is attached to legislation to fund Congress' budget,...

  • Senators urge US to deny visa to Iran ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-nine Republican senators have written to President Barack Obama urging him to deny a visa to a former hostage-taker who is Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations. The senators said Thursday that the United States should not allow entry to an individual who...

  • Drought bill targets homeowner association rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill moving through the Legislature protects people in homeowner associations from retribution if they take steps to reduce water use for landscaping. AB2104 passed the Assembly Thursday on a 71-1 vote without debate. The bill's author, Democratic Assemblywoman...

  • Top Senate Dems still short on gun control votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after the Senate rejected an effort to expand background checks for gun buyers, top Senate Democrats said Thursday that they still lack the votes to successfully revisit the issue. A day after the latest shootings in Fort Hood in Texas, Senate Majority Leader...

  • Self-defense debate roiled by Ft. Hood shooting

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Self-defense debate roiled by Ft. Hood shooting • States start undercutting Obama’s enrollment claims • Mondo fundraiser for Hillary tonight • Georgia Senate frontrunner’s video gaffe • Big Papi gets taki,...

  • ObamaCare is here to stay, and that’s no help to Democrats

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • ObamaCare is here to stay, and that’s no help to Democrats • Supremes void overall campaign contribution limits • Ex-CIA chief takes hot seat on Benghazi • Osborn get vets group backing • Chinese takeout...

  • GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will press General Motors' new CEO at a hearing Tuesday about why GM sold cars with an ignition switch that failed to meet its own specifications, and then failed to heed the recommendations of engineers to fix the part. In all, they will want to know why it took GM...

  • Prime time to dump Sebelius?

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Prime time to dump Sebelius? • Fade to Gray: Dem scandals on display in DC vote • De Blasio booed in Opening Day debut • We knew Defense cuts were steep, but… • The town that’s wild as a mink but sweet as...

  • Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Is the current $7.25 hourly minimum fair? Is now the time to raise it, and if so, by how...

  • After four year countdown, no ignition for ObamaCare

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • After four year countdown, no ignition for ObamaCare • ObamaCare voter form pre-marked for Dems • Christie backtracks on ‘occupied territories’ • New Hampshire GOP hits Shaheen over promises • A very...

  • Gerrymandering distorts Virginia's House makeup

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Take a look at Virginia's congressional delegation and you might think it's the same old reliably Republican state that backed 10 GOP presidential candidates in a row, starting with Richard Nixon in 1968. But that 8-3 Republican advantage in the delegation is misleading....

  • Some push for changing Md.'s redistricting process

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's congressional redistricting process in 2011 reflected a common theme in a long-criticized process: There isn't much preventing a party with strong control of state government from drawing the state's congressional map to its benefit. In heavily Democratic...

  • Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The head of the state's largest labor union say his organization would oppose any moves by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a ballot measure. The Juneau Empire reports (http://is.gd/iFwMUj) Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami spoke to lawmakers Saturday...

  • NYC mayor's next big push: affordable housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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