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With a Democratic Push, Gender Gap Widening Into Gender Gulf in 2014

Polls show a larger divide between men and women than in past elections. Democrats need a historic spread for success.

When Plagiarism Doesn't Matter

Scott Walker's Democratic challenger is facing heat for copying policy ideas from other candidates. But many other contenders, from both parties, have used similar tactics.

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U.S. Oil Production Gains 'One of the Biggest...the World Has Ever Seen'

Rising energy demand is generally seen as a sign of good things: People working harder and doing more. Figures recently reported by BP in its 63rd annual Statistical Revi...

How Republicans Stopped Being 'Tough on Crime'

GOP lawmakers in Congress are moving toward prison reform. Is this the final frontier for bipartisanship?

Is the Senate Ethics Committee Working?

The secretive panel has taken no public action against a senator in more than two years.

ALEC CEO: Google's Departure Was Like Getting Dumped Via Text Message

The American Legislative Exchange Council's Lisa Nelson said she was unaware of Google's decision prior to an announcement by Eric Schmidt last week.

The Ebola Plan Was in Place, So Why Did It Falter in Dallas?

A hospital mix-up led to a U.S. patient showing signs of the virus being sent home on his first visit.

The FCC Is Promising Big Payouts for Local TV Stations That Go Off the Air

The government wants to use the airwaves to improve cell-phone connections. 

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

"I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation," said the Homeland Security secretary.

Police Around the Country Are Distributing Software That Makes It Easier to Hack Your Computer

ComputerCOP is meant to protect children from Internet predators, but an investigation finds the program makes computers more vulnerable to abuse.

How Do You Balance the Need to Curtail Ebola With the Right to Liberty?

In their quest to contain the spread of Ebola or other illnesses, officials must also make sure they don't trample on the civil rights of those deemed at risk.   &nb...

How Denver Leaders Pulled Off a Public Transit Miracle

Voters agreed to tax themselves for a commuter rail network. Then a budget shortfall almost doomed the whole project. Now it's on track to completion.

Lawmaker Says Marine Will Soon Be Released From Mexican Jail

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is "confident" that a soldier suffering from PTSD will be headed back to the U.S. 

In Kansas, Independent Senate Candidate Holds Washington Connections

Greg Orman is proclaiming his independence, but the group backing his campaign sounds surprisingly partisan.

This Congressman Is Really Making the Most of His Recess

Rep. Jim McDermott is showing off his kung fu skills and tracksuit to promote an exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum.

The Ten Colleges That Get the Most Work-Study Aid

The federal financial aid program doesn't always reach students who need it the most. 

The Mayor of Des Moines Wants You to Know His City Is More Interesting Than You Think

Frank Cownie has opposed the governor of Iowa on immigration, welcomes refugees, and deals with employment gaps.

Pierson Punted: Obama, Congress Must Now Undo Bush-Era Injustice to Secret Service

Post-9/11 reform robbed the agency of its autonomy and mojo.

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With a Democratic Push, Gender Gap Widening Into Gender Gulf in 2014

Polls show a larger divide between men and women than in past elections. Democrats need a historic spread for success.

When Plagiarism Doesn't Matter

Scott Walker's Democratic challenger is facing heat for copying policy ideas from other candidates. But many other contenders, from both parties, have used similar tactics.

Sponsor Content

U.S. Oil Production Gains 'One of the Biggest...the World Has Ever Seen'

Rising energy demand is generally seen as a sign of good things: People working harder and doing more. Figures recently reported by BP in its 63rd annual Statistical Revi...

How Republicans Stopped Being 'Tough on Crime'

GOP lawmakers in Congress are moving toward prison reform. Is this the final frontier for bipartisanship?

Is the Senate Ethics Committee Working?

The secretive panel has taken no public action against a senator in more than two years.

ALEC CEO: Google's Departure Was Like Getting Dumped Via Text Message

The American Legislative Exchange Council's Lisa Nelson said she was unaware of Google's decision prior to an announcement by Eric Schmidt last week.

The Ebola Plan Was in Place, So Why Did It Falter in Dallas?

A hospital mix-up led to a U.S. patient showing signs of the virus being sent home on his first visit.

The FCC Is Promising Big Payouts for Local TV Stations That Go Off the Air

The government wants to use the airwaves to improve cell-phone connections. 

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

"I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation," said the Homeland Security secretary.

Police Around the Country Are Distributing Software That Makes It Easier to Hack Your Computer

ComputerCOP is meant to protect children from Internet predators, but an investigation finds the program makes computers more vulnerable to abuse.

How Do You Balance the Need to Curtail Ebola With the Right to Liberty?

In their quest to contain the spread of Ebola or other illnesses, officials must also make sure they don't trample on the civil rights of those deemed at risk.   &nb...

How Denver Leaders Pulled Off a Public Transit Miracle

Voters agreed to tax themselves for a commuter rail network. Then a budget shortfall almost doomed the whole project. Now it's on track to completion.

Lawmaker Says Marine Will Soon Be Released From Mexican Jail

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is "confident" that a soldier suffering from PTSD will be headed back to the U.S. 

In Kansas, Independent Senate Candidate Holds Washington Connections

Greg Orman is proclaiming his independence, but the group backing his campaign sounds surprisingly partisan.

This Congressman Is Really Making the Most of His Recess

Rep. Jim McDermott is showing off his kung fu skills and tracksuit to promote an exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum.

The Ten Colleges That Get the Most Work-Study Aid

The federal financial aid program doesn't always reach students who need it the most. 

The Mayor of Des Moines Wants You to Know His City Is More Interesting Than You Think

Frank Cownie has opposed the governor of Iowa on immigration, welcomes refugees, and deals with employment gaps.

Pierson Punted: Obama, Congress Must Now Undo Bush-Era Injustice to Secret Service

Post-9/11 reform robbed the agency of its autonomy and mojo.

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