Obama Praises ‘Good Friend’ Dalai Lama, Despite Chinese Objections

President Barack Obama welcomed his “good friend” the Dalai Lama to Washington Thursday in an unprecedented joint appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast. The annual event marked the first time that Obama and the Tibetan leaders have appeared together in public, after three closed-door meetings over the past five years. It took place despite Chinese government objections to any world […]

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House Introduces Online Gambling Bill Backed by Sheldon Adelson

Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is making a renewed push to ban online gambling after it failed last year. Reps. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, and Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, reintroduced an Adelson-backed bill Wednesday, provoking another battle within the deep-pocketed gaming community pitting Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands against MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, which hope to make money online. […]

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Elizabeth Warren Goes to Bat for Medical Device Industry

The populist Senator backs regulatory changes, tax credits and more government funding for home state heavyweights. Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic star who just last week unveiled a bill targeting the profits of large drug makers, doesn’t sound like much of a populist when it comes to another group of big health care corporations, the medical device manufacturers, many of which […]

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Republican Senate Leader, a Polio Victim, Backs Vaccines

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he supports the use of vaccinations to prevent diseases, drawing on his personal experience with polio, which he contracted as a two-year old. The issue has gained national attention as potential Republican presidential contenders debate the proper “balance” of parental choice and public health, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put it […]

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Clinton Leads Republicans in Key Swing States, Poll Says

Early lead for the presumptive Democratic front-runner Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is starting her likely presidential campaign ahead of many of her Republican rivals in a trio of key swing states, according to a new poll. The Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed Clinton beating most Republican contenders in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. Republicans with home-state advantages fare […]

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