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Congressional maps and the power of the pen

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case argued recently before the U.S. Supreme Court questioned the best way to shield voter rights from politicians’ whims. The question was, should…

A progressive liberal ‘comes out’ as Christian

By Nick Eicher
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Religion | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the “coming out” of liberal writer Ana Marie Cox as a…

The Schock factor

By D.C. Innes
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Politics | The ancient Athenians would ostracize a citizen who was dangerously preeminent in ability. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., who resigned last week under the weight…

GOP defense-spending fight highlights balanced budget challenges

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Divisions among Republicans over how best to fund the Pentagon may highlight some of the difficulties the GOP-controlled Congress will have in passing a…

Midday Roundup: Dual suicide attacks in Yemen kill 120

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Escalating violence. Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques in the capital city of Sanaa this morning, killing at least 120 people and injuring more…

Sudden departure

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | Once a rising star on Capitol Hill, Illinois’ Aaron Schock resigns amid growing scandals 

Candidates converge on New Hampshire

By Kent Covington & Mary Reichard
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Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

Aaron Schock leaves Congress amid spending scandal

By J.C. Derrick
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Politics | WASHINGTON—Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., has resigned amid weeks of scrutiny over his lavish spending habits. Schock, 33, made the surprise announcement in a…

Midday Roundup: At loggerheads over abortion and an attorney general

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stalemate? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is taking heat for holding up a vote on appointing Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general until…

New York Democrats OK abortion, trafficking bill split

By Emily Belz
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Human Trafficking | Under new leadership, Assembly Democrats agree to uncouple abortion expansion from anti-trafficking bill

Can the new VA advisory committee prescribe real change?

By Maria Baer
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Military | PHOENIX—Last Friday, on his way back east after a fundraiser and a reading of his “mean tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel Live , President Barack Obama stopped in…

Midday Roundup: Police arrest man for shooting Ferguson officers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Arrested. Authorities in St. Louis have arrested a suspect in connection with last week’s shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County…

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