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6:11am

Fri April 17, 2015
Politics

Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 6:35 am

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4:38pm

Thu April 16, 2015
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The Most Corrupt State In The Country Is ...

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 12:14 pm

High-profile politicians have been brought up on charges in recent years, but which places do people think are most corrupt?
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Politics, power and more money than ever can create an environment ripe for corruption.

But which states are the most corrupt, and how is that even defined?

A poll out from Monmouth University asked Americans what they think are the most corrupt states. Overall, there was not much of a consensus, but New York rose to the top (with just 12 percent), followed by California, Illinois, New Jersey and Texas.

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3:39pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Health

Congress Repeals Medicare 'Doc Fix' Law, Ending Annual Scramble

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 6:40 pm

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3:26pm

Thu April 16, 2015
It's All Politics

In Or Out In Congress? Gyrocopters, Tweets To Iran, Downton Abbey

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 6:44 pm

An explosive ordnance disposal technician checks the gyrocopter that landed on the Capitol's South Lawn Wednesday.
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In Congress, just like at any storied American institution — McDonald's, New York Fashion Week, the Bush and Clinton families — trends come and go.

The 114th Congress is now 100 days old. And it can be difficult to keep up with the goings and comings of the body and its 535 members — the negotiations, visits from world leaders, the scandals and, oh yeah, the legislation.

So here's our look at what's in and what's out on Capitol Hill:

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7:03am

Thu April 16, 2015
It's All Politics

Throwback Thursday: Reagan Announces Run For President

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 12:49 pm

It's been 35 years since Ronald Reagan announced his run for president. He did so just two months before the Iowa caucuses, unlike the protracted campaigning that takes place today.
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Times in politics have changed.

Since it's the season for presidential campaign announcements, for evidence of just how much they've changed, look back 35 years to Ronald Reagan's announcement that he was running for president.

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