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March 19th, 2015

Vernon Jordan joins Powell skepticism of GOP push for voter ID

    One of the nation's most prominent black business leaders said Monday on "Charlie Rose" that Republican efforts to restrict voting laws are racially motivated.

    "Absolutely," said Vernon Jordan, a senior managing partner of the investment banking firm Lazard Freres, "and some of these Republicans have actually said that."

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Transgender youth to have shelter in DC

    One nearly universal truth in the adult transgender world: When someone finds their true selves, that's often when everyone else leaves.

    That's how it happened for Lazema Mills, 30.

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The Dilemma: Angry at Obamacare, Angrier Without It

    Obamacare supporters are praying that the Supreme Court won't chop down a main pillar of the Affordable Care Act -- but not so fervently, one suspects, as the politicians who've been demanding the law's demise. That's because come the next election, Republicans will have to face the voters they've made angry over Obamacare -- but who will be angrier should they lose it.

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Is It Sheldon's World?

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Hillary's Prickly Apologia

    "Convenience." "Convenience." "Convenience." "Convenience."

    Hillary Clinton's reliance on that word during her news conference at the United Nations on Tuesday minimized the exemption from standard procedure that she allowed herself when she decided - all on her own - to use only a private email address for both personal and government business.

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For Hillary, questions still swirl

    For what she says is the sake of "convenience" -- who wants to have to fiddle with two hand-held devices when one will do nicely? -- Hillary Clinton bought herself a heap of trouble.

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Is Hillary hiding something?

    The Hillary Clinton email controversy is a reminder of one inescapable fact: She comes with baggage. Not the kind that fits in the overhead bin, either. I'm talking steamer trunks.

    How could anyone serve four years as secretary of state with no official email account, instead conducting business from a private address with its own domain and server? The answer is: Deliberately.

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How Republicans could take on crony capitalism

    Congressional Republicans are off to an inauspicious start in their first two months in control of both chambers.

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‘Directly shaped . . . by racial bias’

    As the Oscars telecast moved on with impassioned acceptance speeches, one pondered the hypersonic rate at which Republican viewers were finding other fare.

    Yes, we’re talking five times the speed of sound.

    How many Republicans left when “Imitation Game” screenwriter Dustin Black spoke for gay rights? Or when Patricia Arquette for equal pay for women?

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College for a New Age

    Kevin Carey has a 4-year-old girl. Carey, the director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation, has been thinking about the role of universities in American life for virtually his entire career. But after his daughter was born, that thinking took on a new urgency.

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