Governors in D.C.: Beset By Lobbyists, Riven By Partisanship

As gubernatorial staff grumble, influence-brokers descend For three days last week, the nation’s Governors from both parties scurried with their security details down swanky hotel hallways in Washington, D.C., with legions of well-dressed men and women wearing orange lanyards in hot pursuit. The marked followers, who wore name tags identifying their employers on the orange cords, were ubiquitous at the […]

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Homeland Security Goes on Offense for Fight With Congress

The Obama Administration made a last-minute public plea for Congress to fund the Department of Homeland Security, sending Secretary Jeh Johnson on a tour of political talk shows Sunday. As the deadline approaches for the department’s funding, Johnson echoed the administration line that Congress should simply fund the department without conditions. Republicans in Congress hoped to attach language to the […]

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Democrats Call for Focus on Narrative, White Voters After 2014 Losses

The party chair calls a new report “tough love” The Democratic Party’s autopsy of its devastating defeat in 2014 calls for a renewed focus on the party’s message and winning back white Southern voters. In preliminary findings unveiled Saturday at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee, a task force studied the party’s defeats in 2010 and 2014—despite its victories […]

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Temperatures Tease With Sunday Winter Warmup

Temperatures in the northeast are above freezing Sunday, but they’ll head right back down soon Amid relentless snowstorms and brutal wind chills, the above-freezing temperatures in Sunday’s forecast for the Northeastern U.S. never looked so good. Snow continued to fall in the region into the morning or turn to icy rain but temperatures were expected to warm to highs near […]

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Obama Says Republicans Are Trying to ‘Bamboozle Folks’ on Income Inequality

“Tell us how you’re going to help the middle class,” Obama said President Barack Obama took a skeptical approach Friday to the Republican Party’s recent focus on on income inequality and the middle class, saying the GOP’s “rhetoric has not matched the reality.” In a fiery address to his party’s leadership at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting, Obama questioned […]

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This ‘Exploding Kittens’ Game Just Raised Almost $9 Million

The game that blew up on Kickstarter A card game that features exploding kittens and wise goats has raised an astonishing $8.78 million on Kickstarter. With 219,382 backers, “Exploding Kittens” is the most-backed Kickstarter project ever. It’s also received more funding than any project from the Games category. Exploding Kittens was created by comic artist Matthew Inman, as well as […]

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