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Reporting: politics

Republicans to push anti-Obamacare message in Senate hearings

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Republicans are relishing the chance to use confirmation hearings for Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the new nominee as U.S. health secretary, to re-energize their election-year attacks on his signature healthcare initiative.

How Obama can avoid lame-duck blues

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Julian Zelizer says President Obama knows than anyone that he has much at stake in the midterm elections.

Supreme Court declines to revive Arizona immigration law

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants.

President Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post

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President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.

Reporters who broke Snowden story return to U.S. for first time

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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on Edward Snowden’s leaks about mass government surveillance, returned to the United States for the first time.

Florida bill would allow guns with no permit in natural disasters

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In a crisis situation or evacuation for natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, people with no criminal record would be allowed to carry a firearm without a permit, under a bill approved Friday by the Florida House of Representatives.

Senate to extend jobless benefits

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The United States Senate has passed a bill that extends the federal unemployment benefits for more than 2 million unemployed workers. The bill will no continue to the house where it’s fate is uncertain.

California's senator Yee indicted on gun, corruption charges

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A Democrat California senator and gun-control advocate was indicted by a San Francisco grand jury on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms.