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Government Privacy Board to Obama: Shut Down NSA Mass Spying Now

The White House has been quiet on surveillance reform since the USA Freedom Act crumbled in the Senate last November.    

Why Don't White Voters Elect Minority Reps to Congress?

This might be the most diverse House in history, but most progress is limited to minority-majority districts. 

Celebrities Who Ran For Office

From Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, these famous politicians caught their first big break in entertainment.

Closing the Achievement Gap, One School at a Time

There are plenty of ways to get more minority students in advanced high school courses. But the first step is to recognize the problem.

Mitt Romney Will Not Run in 2016

The former candidate announced his decision to supporters on a conference call this morning.

How Paid Sick Leave Emerged as a Democratic Strong Suit

It didn't happen in Washington.

Obama Wants $215 Million For 'Precision Medicine' Plan

The program would focus primarily on cancer research.

The Case for Mitt Romney in 2016

How he could win. (In theory.)

When Trends Collide

Which political pattern will prevail in the 2016 presidential race?

Obama Urges Democrats to 'Stand Up Straight,' Mocks GOP

In Philadelphia, the president sought to energize what has been a weakened and divided party.

Democrats Facing 2016 Debate Dilemma

The party is starting discussions about 2016 primary debates, but it's challenging to do without knowing what Hillary Clinton's opposition will look like.

Yes, President Obama's Budget Is a Big Deal

Even before he submits his budget, President Obama is hearing loud and clear from Republicans that it is already "dead on arrival." It is the same cry presidents hear every yea...

Live From Iowa, It's Saturday Night

SNL alum Gary Kroeger is pondering a run for Congress in his native Iowa.

Winners and Losers in the Senate’s Keystone Pipeline Showdown

The Senate's approval Thursday of legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline was about more than just that project.

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