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Tue December 16, 2014
Politics

Jeb Bush Inches Closer To 2016 Run

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 1:46 pm

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4:02pm

Tue December 16, 2014
Politics

Senate Democrats Use Waning Majority To Push Through Judges

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 1:46 pm

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4:02pm

Tue December 16, 2014
Law

After 17 Years Behind Bars, Coming Home To A Different Life

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 1:34 pm

Stephanie George (right) with her daughter, Kendra, and son Courtney. They were 5 and 8 when she went to prison on a drug charge. Last December, President Obama commuted her sentence.
Marisa Peñaloza NPR

When she went to prison on drug charges, Stephanie George was 26 years old, a mother to three young kids.

Over 17 years behind bars, her grandparents died. Her father died. But the worst came just months before her release.

"I lost my baby son," George says, referring to Will, shot dead on a Pensacola, Fla., street.

"I feel bad because I'm not coming home to all of them, you know," sobs George, now 44. "He was 4 when I left, but I miss him."

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12:28pm

Tue December 16, 2014
It's All Politics

With Facebook Post, Jeb Bush Takes A Big Step Toward 2016

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 7:21 pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Facebook announcement comes following a series of statements that he would soon decide on a presidential run.
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After months of hints and Hamlet-esque worries about the woes of a modern presidential campaign, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced on a Facebook post that he is "actively" exploring a presidential run.

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12:23pm

Tue December 16, 2014
Business

Economists: Congress Gets A Hat Tip (Barely) For Its Efforts

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 9:59 pm

The Capitol's dome and Christmas tree are illuminated on Dec. 11 as Congress worked to pass a $1.1 trillion U.S. government-wide spending bill and avoid a government shutdown.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

As the latest Congress draws to a close, economists are looking back — and seeing little.

Lawmakers passed no measures addressing tax reform, trade, immigration or even the minimum wage.

But judged by the very low standards of recent years, the 113th Congress did manage to win at least light applause from economists who are watching as the curtain goes down.

Sure, Congress allowed a disruptive government shutdown in 2013 — but it avoided repeating that drama in 2014.

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