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Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

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Obama poll numbers not great, but hold steady

President Barack Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there's little evidence he has suffered so far this year a "Katrina moment" that caused his predecessor's numbers to plummet.

A new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that public...

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CNN poll: Is Obamacare working?

More than half the public says the Affordable care Act has helped either their families or others across the country, although less than one in five Americans say they have personally benefited from the health care law, according to a new national poll.

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Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

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White House revises contraception opt out

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain separate contraception coverage without a copay.

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Lead foot: Palin gets speeding ticket

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ticketed last week in her hometown of Wasilla, where she once served as mayor, for going 10-19 mph over the speed limit.

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Justice Dept. suspends most poll-watching

For the first time in decades, voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice Department observers inside their polling places.

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Split decisions on ACA: The impact on 4.7M Americans

Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their health care subsidies.

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Obama criticized for fundraising during tumult

Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.

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Appeals courts differ on health care

It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.

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Rights Group accuses U.S. of abuses in terror cases

The Justice Department targeted American Muslims in "abusive counterterrorism sting operations" as part of aggressive terror investigations, an international human rights group alleges.

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Health law battle takes new legal turn

Two federal appeals courts weigh in on the Affordable Care Act. Both with different opinions.

Rep. Jack Kingston vs. David Perdue

Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

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Mideast crisis: Is peace possible?

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt trying to help broke a peace deal in Gaza.

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Obama: What are rebels trying to hide?

President Barack Obama lashed out at Russia over the MH17 crash site, asking what are rebels trying to hide?

US citizens dead in Middle East conflict

2 US citizens among dead in Middle East violence

Two U.S. citizens are among the dead as violence rages in the Middle East. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Egypt on Monday to help push for a ceasefire.

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Victims' belongings scattered among the ashes

There's still no dignity for the victims of MH17, whose personal belongings are scattered among the ashes of the flight that crashed in Ukraine.

Obama on Russian sanctions

Obama: Consequences for Russia

President Barack Obama tells reports that Russia's "actions in Ukraine have consequences, including a weakening economy, and increasing diplomatic isolation."

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Immigration debate

Immigration in America: A history

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the border, look back at the tumultuous history of immigation in America.

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Who is ISIS?

Learn more about ISIS, the Islamic militant group that's taken over parts of Iraq and is advancing toward Baghdad.

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George H.W. Bush through the years

Look back at the life and career of former President George H.W. Bush, who is celebrating his 90th birthday.

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America's most corrupt states

These states are hotbeds for public corruption, according to a new study.

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10 big political upsets

Eric Cantor's stunning loss in Virginia's GOP primary is among the biggest political upsets in history.

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Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

President Obama now wants to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016. Here's a look back at the longest conflict in U.S. history.

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The women of political sex scandals

Monica Lewinsky is back in the spotlight for the first time since the media blitz surrounding her highly publicized affair with President Clinton in 1998. Take a look at other women involved in steamy political scandals.

Chris Christie apologizes

Chris Christie's bridge scandal explained

What started with days of traffic jams in an obscure New Jersey town has now become a major scandal for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- one of the most prominent U.S. politicians. Here's what you need to know.

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Local Political Coverage

Early voting is underway in Tennessee

Early voting is underway in Tennessee and it was a busy day.

Early voting begins Friday in Washington County, Tenn.

Another election day rolls around in three weeks.

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3 Democratic Supreme Court justices launch TV ad

The three Supreme Court justices facing retention elections next month have launched a television ad to stress their dedication to the federal and state constitutions.

Mayor reacts to Alderman's resignation after DUI arrest

Kingsport Board of Mayor and Alderman member, Elmer Jantry Shupe has resigned effective immediately.

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Libertarian Party files lawsuit

The Libertarian Party and nine former Virginia candidates have filed a lawsuit challenging state law.

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Sullivan County sheriff cleared of election complaint

A special prosecutor is clearing the Sullivan County sheriff of any wrongdoing during the May primary election.

High stakes in southwest senate election

All eyes in Virginia politics are on the upcoming special election to fill former state Sen. Phil Puckett's seat.

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