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  • Democrats reframe debate on health care Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • Illinois governor, opponent clash over investments Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— As one of the nation's most competitive governor's races picks up, voters in Illinois are hearing a whole lot about a British territory thousands of miles away in the Caribbean.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a new front in the battle over corporate rights by ruling that family-owned and other closely held corporations can mount religious objections to government action.

  • May 23- Troubled U.S. lobbying giant Patton Boggs avoided a financial cliff on Friday when a larger law firm agreed to acquire many of its partners and its name, which for decades was synonymous with influence in Washington, D.C..

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 21- The scandal over a made-up study that badly disrupted traffic at the George Washington Bridge may not be New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's biggest problem after all.

  • Breaking with GOP, Romney backs minimum wage hike Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Romney is the third high-profile Republican in the past two weeks to say that resistance to a minimum wage hike is hurting the GOP's brand—NBC News.

  • Increasing access to Medicaid, the government-run insurance program for the poor, and mandating that everyone have health insurance were the two centerpieces of Massachusetts' healthcare reform.

  • The basher is back: Mitt Romney nemesis writes book Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Randy Johnson, a longtime critic of Mitt Romney and Bain.

    Randy Johnson, who lost his job in the 1990s because of Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, has written a book about Romney. What it means.

  • Bain Capital raises $7.3 bln for flagship fund -sources Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    April 17- Bain Capital LLC has raised $7.3 billion from investors and its dealmakers for its next flagship fund, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, underscoring the favorable fundraising environment for established private equity firms.

  • Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide.

  • April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of campaign finance law by allowing wealthy donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

  • BOSTON, March 20- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley remains well ahead of her nearest Democratic primary opponent and a Republican contender in the state's race for governor, according to a poll released on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.

  • LONDON, March 3- The White House could lift. the ban on U.S. oil exports in stages, according to an analysis of past presidential decisions prepared for Senator Lisa Murkowski, the highest-ranking Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The president could act alone without needing fresh legislation from a sharply divided Congress.

  • Hubbard: 'We still have a health-care problem'     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    The slowdown in health spending does not indicate that "we're out of the woods," said Glenn Hubbard, one-time advisor to Mitt Romney and George W. Bush.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • A surprising group stands in way of income equality Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.

  • Gov. Walker calls Obamacare an 'abysmal failure' Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said the president made a promise that he could not keep.