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3:25 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

What To Expect In The 2016 Presidential Announcement Season

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 4:09 pm

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Politics
3:25 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Nevada Congressman's Loss Exposed Raw Nerve In Democratic Caucus

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 4:09 pm

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Politics
3:25 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

With New Congress, Will Obama Work Differently?

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 4:09 pm

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Politics
6:48 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Meet The Senator Tasked With Keeping Rebellious Republicans In Line

Incoming Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas smiles Nov. 12 as he talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Next year Republican senators, thrust into the majority by dominating the 2014 election, will be faced with a difficult question: How well can the caucus, split in recent years between rabble-rousers and party diehards, wield its newfound power?

"We're going to be a well-oiled machine," says Texas Sen. John Cornyn with a laugh. One of Congress' savviest operators, the 62-year-old Houston native undoubtedly knows that will be a challenge. As incoming majority whip, Cornyn — more than others — is in for a roller-coaster ride when Republicans take control of the Senate next year.

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Politics & Government
12:46 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Analyst: Media Overhyped Reaction to Hamilton Decision

Protesters marching in Milwaukee in reaction to the Dontre Hamilton case decision.
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The decision Monday not to charge a former Milwaukee police officer in the death of Dontre Hamilton set off a new round of protests, but also hours of local media coverage.  One analyst says he believes it went overboard.

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Politics & Government
12:34 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Proud To Be Arrested: Milwaukeean Describes Why He Protested

Paul Schmitz recently wrote a Huffington Post article about his experience protesting and then getting arrested during a march for the Dontre Hamilton case.
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The Milwaukee community and people nation wide continue to react to yesterday’s decision not to charge Christopher Manney, the former Milwaukee police officer, in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in April. 

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Politics & Government
11:39 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Rep. Moore Reacts to Dontre Hamilton Decision

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Reaction is continuing to come in around the community in the wake of Monday's decision in the Dontre Hamilton case.

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The Two-Way
10:41 am
Tue December 23, 2014

New York's Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To Tax Charge

Rep. Michael Grimm, seen here after voting in the Staten Island borough of New York City, was indicted on 20 criminal counts earlier this year.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 1:49 pm

Rep. Michael Grimm, the New York Republican who won re-election despite being indicted on 20 criminal counts related to a restaurant he owns, pleaded guilty to one charge of felony tax evasion Tuesday. He'll be sentenced in June; calls for him to leave Congress began Tuesday morning.

Grimm, a former FBI agent who represents Staten Island and south Brooklyn, had previously pleaded not guilty to charges that included mail fraud and perjury.

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Monkey See
6:03 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

Protesters in Boston during a December demonstration against the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Mo.
Charles Krupa AP

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 12:08 pm

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Politics
4:05 am
Tue December 23, 2014

As Head Of Armed Services Committee, McCain Gets A Bigger Bullhorn

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:28 am

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