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Kerry Promises Europe ‘Right Balance’ on NSA Surveillance

Secretary of State John Kerry promised a balance between privacy and protection to Europeans during a speech in Warsaw, Poland Tuesday. Secretary of State John Kerry promised Europeans on Tuesday that the U.S. would strike “the right balance” on surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency, while the Senate faces division on whether or not to continue that surveillance. “We ...

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Christie Cruises to Re-election in New Jersey, Prompts Presidential Speculation

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, shown here with wife Mary Pat Christie immediately after voting, was re-elected in a landslide Tuesday by voters. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, was re-elected in a landslide Tuesday by voters, who embraced their brash, larger-than-life leader. But whether he’ll be around to serve the full four years of his new term is ...

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Obama’s Plummeting Popularity Threatens His Presidency, Pollsters Say

Democratic strategist Celinda Lake speaks at The Christian Science Monitor breakfast Monday at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and perception about his signature domestic policy, the Affordable Care Act, are at a critical public opinion juncture, a bipartisan pair of pollsters said Monday. Basing their opinion on the George Washington Battleground poll they teamed up ...

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D.C. May Join New York in Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Washington, D.C., may become the second large American city to ban young adults from buying cigarettes. Washington, D.C., is moving toward banning the sale of tobacco to 18-to-21-year-old adults, less than a week after the successful New York City Council vote to raise that city’s tobacco age limit to 21. D.C. Councilman Kenyan McDuffie will introduce legislation Tuesday to raise ...

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Feuds on TV Contracts Escalate Between Broadcast and Cable

A recent spat between CBS and Time Warner Cable, which resulted in CBS being briefly dropped in three major markets, showed that cable providers are losing some leverage as viewers go online. The stakes are getting higher on retransmission contract fights between broadcast networks and cable providers, as a recent exodus of subscribers from Time Warner Cable shows viewers have ...

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Economists Plot A New Take on GDP

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank announced Monday an alternative quarterly measure of gross domestic product that takes gross domestic income into consideration. Here’s a startling thought: What if all of those quarterly GDP numbers have been wrong all this time? Some economists think that’s exactly the case, and they’re doing something to fix it. On Monday, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve ...

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Americans Don’t Want to Re-elect Their Own Members of Congress

A George Washington University Battleground poll said 60 percent of voters want new representatives.  All politics is local. And for the first time a new poll shows not only are Americans fed up with Congress, they are also fed up with their own individual member. This is a marked contrast from previous polls, when the sentiment was throw all the ...

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Ted Cruz Solicits Religious Vote in S.C. Visit

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, earned rave reviews in South Carolina, which will be an early state in the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential primary. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican leaders in Washington are praying he’d just go away. But during a gathering of 400 South Carolina pastors here Monday, attendees laid their hands upon Sen. Ted Cruz and asked God to grant ...

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Twitter Raises IPO Value to $13.6 billion

Twitter Inc. will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning after setting a price for its IPO sometime Wednesday evening. Twitter responded to excitement about its initial public offering of stock by raising its range of stock prices and its valuation to upwards of $ 13.6 billion on Monday from its prior value of $ 11 ...

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Voters Head to Polls in Virginia, New Jersey to Elect New Governors

Virginia Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, left, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lead in their state’s gubernatorial polls heading into election day. Voters in New Jersey and Virginia head to the polls Tuesday to elect governors, in a pair of off-year election races that offer a telling tale about the future of the Republican Party. [READ: Christie Set to Win in ...

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