“ When women succeed, America succeeds. ”

—    President Barack Obama Tuesday in remarks to commemorate Equal Pay Day and urge Congress to pass more legislation to close the pay gender gap.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court strikes down another campaign money limit

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Further loosening the reins on the role of money in politics, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down restrictions on the grand total that any person can contribute to all federal candidates for office.

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Victory lap: Obama says health care law is ‘here to stay’

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President Barack Obama reveled in news that 7 million people and counting piled on for health insurance in the past month.

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Embattled Christie appointee resigns

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Port Authority head David Samson, an ally of Gov. Chris Christie and one of the key individuals cited in the ongoing investigations into the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, has resigned.

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Losing faith: 21 percent say religion ‘not that important’

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One in five Americans say religion does not play an important role in their lives, a new NBC/WSJ journal poll shows – the highest percentage since the poll began asking participants about their focus on faith in 1997.

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CIA accused of spying on Senate Intel Committee, breaking law

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The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the CIA searched the panel’s computers and that the search may have violated the Constitution.

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Arizona senator reveals his homosexuality

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Sen. Steve Gallardo of Arizona, who openly opposed a controversial anti-gay bill passed in the Legislature, announced his homosexuality on Wednesday.

“I’m a Latino, I’m a native of Arizona, I come from a Catholic family and I’m gay, it’s OK,” Gallardo told NBC News shortly after he made the announcement at the state Capitol in Phoenix.

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House passes debt limit extension

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The “clean” extension of the debt limit passed with 28 Republicans joining almost all Democrats in support.

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Boehner: Immigration Reform ‘Difficult to Move’ This Year

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House Speaker John Boehner dampened prospects for immigration reform this year, blaming a lack of “trust” between the White House and Republicans.

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Former ‘Idol’ Star Aiken Running for Congress

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Former “American Idol” star Clay Aiken is officially running for Congress.

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BREAKING: Christie knew about bridge lane closures while they were shut, former official says

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Report: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact

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A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have a minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so. 

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Biden: I’m undecided, but ‘in my heart, I’m confident’ I’d be a good president

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Vice President Joe Biden tells Savannah Guthrie that though he’s “confident” he could be a good president, “it’s a very different decision whether or not to run.”

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Lawmaker apologizes for threatening reporter 

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New York congressman Michael Grimm apologized Wednesday for physically threatening a reporter at the Capitol, saying there’s “no excuse” for his behavior and that the incident “shouldn’t have happened.”

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