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  • Midterm Calculus: Why Criticism of Poll Is Misguided

    23 April 2014, 11:46 am by: By NATE COHN

    Polling aficionados are looking for an explanation for a strong Democratic showing. They think they’ve found the problem: respondents’ self-reported vote in the 2012 presidential election.
  • HistorySource: Six First Ladies Together Backstage

    23 April 2014, 11:00 am by: By MICHAEL BESCHLOSS

    These strong women all helped to modernize the role, but the 1994 imagery was still retro.
  • Women's Wages: The Pay Gap Is Because of Gender, Not Jobs

    23 April 2014, 9:50 am by: By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

    A majority of the pay differential between men and women comes from differences within occupations, not between them, according to a Harvard labor economist.
  • Corruption Without Borders: Degrees of Influence Peddling in China and U.S.

    23 April 2014, 9:46 am by: By NEIL IRWIN

    Two recent articles show the differences — and the similarities — of how power and wealth intersect.
  • Midterm Calculus: Poll Shows Tight Senate Races in Four Southern States

    23 April 2014, 8:17 am by: By JONATHAN MARTIN and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN

    Republicans benefit from voter intensity, but Democrats have advantages, too.
  • Midterm Calculus: How the Poll Was Conducted

    23 April 2014, 7:32 am by: By MARJORIE CONNELLY

    Details of the methods behind the public opinion poll.
  • World Briefing: Egypt: U.S. to Deliver Helicopters

    23 April 2014, 12:24 am by: By STEVE KENNY

    The United States will deliver to Egypt 10 Apache helicopters that were held up last year after President Mohamed Morsi was deposed.
  • Justices Skeptical of Aereo’s Business

    22 April 2014, 11:30 pm by: By ADAM LIPTAK

    Television broadcasters are challenging Aereo, an Internet start-up that uses arrays of small antennas to stream over-the-air signals to subscribers.
  • Ex-C.E.O. Wins Florida Primary for House Seat

    22 April 2014, 11:06 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Curt Clawson, the former chief executive of an aluminum wheel company, won the Republican primary in a special election for a congressman who resigned.
  • Paul Takes His School-Choice Message to Chicago

    22 April 2014, 11:05 pm by: By JEREMY W. PETERS

    Senator Rand Paul spoke of the importance of giving parents more flexibility to decide where their tax dollars go, and labeled those who stand in the way of greater choice “dead-enders.”
  • National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Concealed-Carry Bill Is Vetoed

    22 April 2014, 11:04 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have allowed concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into government buildings.
  • National Briefing | South: Florida: Former Lieutenant Governor Underreported Income as a Consultant

    22 April 2014, 11:03 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll failed to report thousands of dollars she earned from a veterans’ charity that was accused of running an illegal gambling operation, documents show.
  • Oklahoma Limits Abortion Drug Use

    22 April 2014, 11:03 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, despite objections from opponents who say it will force more women to have surgical abortions.
  • Amid Politics, Obama Drifted Away From Kin

    22 April 2014, 10:24 pm by: By JASON HOROWITZ

    The death of President Obama’s aunt has highlighted his complicated ties to his father’s side of the family. “He leads his life, and I lead my life,” said Malik Obama, a half brother.
  • World Briefing: Qatar: Sentence of U.S. Couple Was Based on Lesser Charge

    22 April 2014, 9:45 pm by: By RICK GLADSTONE

    A panel of judges that found an American couple guilty in the death of their adopted daughter convicted them on the charge of jeopardizing the child, and not the original charge of murder.
  • Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling

    22 April 2014, 8:58 pm by: By TAMAR LEWIN

    Many people in the affirmative action debate envision admissions criteria moving away from race and toward factors such as income.
  • Obama Tours Site of Deadly Landslide

    22 April 2014, 8:43 pm by: By KIRK JOHNSON

    Fear and pain remain raw in a community that lost 41 people in a devastating landslide one month ago, and many wonder what could have been done differently.
  • Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action

    22 April 2014, 8:36 pm by: By ADAM LIPTAK

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.
  • Lax Oversight Cited as Factor in Deadly Blast at Texas Plant

    22 April 2014, 8:21 pm by: By MANNY FERNANDEZ

    A preliminary report on a deadly fire and blast in West, Tex., by the Chemical Safety Board notes that there are no regulations for the storage of ammonium nitrate.
  • Debate That Divides: Answers on Affirmative Action Depend on How You Pose the Question

    22 April 2014, 3:42 pm by: By ALLISON KOPICKI

    Using the phrases “special preferences” or “preferential treatment” in a survey tends to reduce support for the policy.
  • Arkansas Senator Has Unplanned Heart Surgery

    22 April 2014, 2:15 pm by: By DAVID S. JOACHIM

    John Boozman, the junior senator from Arkansas, was recovering in an Arkansas hospital, his spokeswoman said.
  • Who Will Win the Senate?

    22 April 2014, 2:03 pm

    According to our election-forecasting machine, it’s a tossup. The Democrats have about a 51% chance of retaining a majority.
  • Delaware Is Building a Strategy to Lift Some Cities’ Economies

    22 April 2014, 1:59 pm by: By JON HURDLE

    A plan in Delaware aims to revitalize the state’s city centers.
  • HistorySource: The Vice President Who Pulled a Gun on Truman

    22 April 2014, 1:02 pm by: By MICHAEL BESCHLOSS

    Whatever your views on guns, this 1938 photograph of Vice President John Nance Garner and Senator Harry Truman has some element of shock.
  • Obama to Visit Washington Town Ravaged by Landslide

    22 April 2014, 12:23 pm by: By KIRK JOHNSON

    Fear and pain remain raw in a community that lost 41 people in a devastating landslide one month ago, and many wonder what could have been done differently.

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