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  • I.D. Politics: There’s Just One Problem With Photos on Food Stamp Cards

    27 March 2015, 3:59 pm by: JOSH BARRO

    Under federal law, you sometimes have a right to use a food stamp card that was issued to someone else.
  • Campaign Money Tests Wisconsin Justices’ Impartiality

    27 March 2015, 1:13 pm by: MONICA DAVEY

    The State Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments about a financing case that involves groups that spent millions backing some of the justices.
  • For G.O.P., Support for Israel Becomes New Litmus Test

    27 March 2015, 12:26 pm by: PETER BAKER

    Party members like James A. Baker III have learned that anything but unquestioning support for the Jewish state can mean trouble.
  • Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race

    27 March 2015, 11:55 am by: ADAM NAGOURNEY

    Ms. Harris has quickly established herself as the dominant candidate in what many had expected would be a sprawling battle to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.
  • Ted Cruz and the Media

    27 March 2015, 10:24 am by: DAVID LEONHARDT

    Mr. Cruz is a major political figure. He also has virtually no chance of becoming president. How should journalists deal with that contrast?
  • Harry Reid to Retire From Senate in 2016

    27 March 2015, 7:44 am by: CARL HULSE

    Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months.
  • Political Calculus: Republicans Have Little to Fear From a Divisive Primary

    27 March 2015, 7:00 am by: BRENDAN NYHAN

    A bruising presidential nomination fight is unlikely to help Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
  • Senate Approves Budget of G.O.P. Wishes in All-Night Session

    27 March 2015, 4:40 am by: JONATHAN WEISMAN

    The blueprint, passed early Friday without Democratic votes, would scrap the Affordable Care Act, cut the deficit, and remake Medicare and Medicaid, but the real negotiations lie ahead.
  • First Draft: Walker Denies Remarks Indicating Change in Immigration Stance

    26 March 2015, 11:22 pm by: JASON HOROWITZ and PATRICK HEALY

    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin disputed a report that he told a private gathering of New Hampshire Republicans that he supported a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
  • National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Judge Blocks Benefits for Gay Couples

    26 March 2015, 10:38 pm by: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    A judge granted a preliminary injunction that stays expansion of the definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex couples.
  • National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Prison

    26 March 2015, 10:36 pm by: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Former Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday, two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items.
  • National Briefing | Midwest: Indiana: Bill Signed Allowing Denial of Service to Gays

    26 March 2015, 10:31 pm by: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill that would ban state and local laws that “substantially burden” the ability of people — including businesses and associations — to follow their religious beliefs.
  • National Briefing | Washington: Report Says Drug Agents Attended Sex Parties

    26 March 2015, 10:27 pm by: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Drug Enforcement Administration agents attended sex parties with prostitutes, funded by local drug cartels on government-leased property overseas, according to accounts by local police officers in a Justice Department report.
  • News Analysis: A Policy Puzzle of U.S. Goals and Alliances in the Middle East

    26 March 2015, 9:59 pm by: MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

    In becoming involved in a Saudi-led campaign to dislodge rebels in Yemen, the United States has created more entanglement with its alliances.
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against U.S.

    26 March 2015, 9:31 pm by: JONATHAN WEISMAN

    The 12-nation accord would let foreign corporations challenge American actions and regulations that hurt their business, a classified document obtained by The Times says.
  • Opening New Iraq Front, U.S. Strikes ISIS in Tikrit

    26 March 2015, 9:28 pm by: ROD NORDLAND and PETER BAKER

    American warplanes began airstrikes against Islamic State positions in the Iraqi city, aiding a three-week offensive by a coalition of Shiite militias and Iraqi security forces.
  • In Bergdahl Case, the Rare Charge of Misbehavior

    26 March 2015, 8:53 pm by: RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and HELENE COOPER

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is facing the serious charge that includes endangering the safety or a unit or outpost.
  • House Approves Bill on Changes to Medicare

    26 March 2015, 8:30 pm by: JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR

    In a significant bipartisan move backed by President Obama, the House agreed on changing the formula for doctors’ fees and extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
  • Payday Loan Rules Proposed by Consumer Protection Agency

    26 March 2015, 8:24 pm by: MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

    The rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would require lenders to assess customers’ ability to repay short-term loans.
  • In the Senate, a Day of Votes That Don’t Count

    26 March 2015, 7:48 pm by: JONATHAN WEISMAN

    The Senate has opened its well to an unlimited number of amendments to the budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year.

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