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Obama Defends CIA Director

The president said that CIA Director John Brennan has fully cooperated with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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New Ukrainian Leader Pleads With Putin To “Tear Down This Wall”

Arseniy Yatsenyuk visited the White House today, where President Obama pledged U.S. support for the new regime.

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Sebelius Hints At Special Obamacare Enrollment Periods

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The HHS Secretary said that the administration can create “special enrollment periods” for people who miss the March 31 deadline.

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TRNS News Notes — 3/12/14

CIA/Senate spying&stealing blowup
Reax: senators/Snowden
Senators grill NSA nominee
FL special election: GOP victory
Ukrainian PM meets Obama today
Malaysian plane: confusion

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Koch Responds To Harry Reid

“For the sitting Majority Leader to go out on the Senate and identify two individuals and try to demonize them because they’re trying to exercise their First Amendment rights…we find that very, very troubling.”

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Should The Death Penalty Be Abolished?

Some conservatives who attended CPAC this year say it should be done away with.

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Meet The Guy Who’s Challenging Alan Grayson

Jorge Bonilla

Jorge Bonilla says he’s in the race to give Florida’s 9th Congressional District “a Congressman that they can be proud of.”

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Is Obamacare A Prelude To Single-Payer Healthcare?

Brain cancer survivor Shona Holmes, a native of Ontario, has a warning for those who want the U.S. to switch to a single-payer system.

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How Can Republicans Attract Young Voters?

We asked conservative radio host Edward Woodson and GOP strategist Adam Weiss to weigh in.

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Little Change To Jobless Rate In February

Senate Republicans are demanding fiscal reforms in exchange for their votes to extend unemployment insurance benefits. Photo/TRNS

The U.S. government said that the winter weather played a slight role.

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Lerner Looked Into Prosecuting Tea Party Groups

New documents show that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner consulted with government lawyers on possible charges against conservative groups that had sought tax-exempt status.

Poll: Uninsured Rate Lower In States Allowing Obamacare

21 states, and the District of Columbia, have embraced Obamacare.

Poll: Huckabee Tops GOP Field In Iowa

Despite Huckabee’s early lead, 23.8 percent said that they are still undecided.

Reps. Royce, Engel To Lead House Delegation To Ukraine

The trip is in an effort to “access the effect of ongoing U.S. efforts to support Ukraine.”

Bloomberg: “I Have Earned My Place In Heaven”

“When I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed,” he said. “I am heading straight in.”

The Middle Class Is Not “Normal”

Letting working people back into the middle class starts with taxing the rich. The time is long past due for us to roll back the Reagan tax cuts.