T.W. Shannon speaks before a joint session of the Oklahoma House and Senate in Oklahoma City on Feb. 3. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate

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How To Meet Your Congressman

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, speaking before the California GOP spring convention, said recently he doesn't lament the end of public funding for national political conventions. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Say Goodbye To The Taxpayer-Funded Political Convention

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Newly elected GOP Congressman David Jolly of Florida, right, poses for a ceremonial swearing-in with Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, on March 13. Jolly edged out Democrat Alex Sink in a special election that Republicans cast as a referendum on President Obama and his unpopular health care law. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Count On The Fine Art Of Field Operations

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LAPD Pays Tribute To Josephine Serrano Collier, A Latina Pioneer

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Dr. Kamal Kalsi had to apply for special permission from the Department of Defense in order to keep his beard and turban while serving in the military. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uniform Rule May Keep Religious Americans From Military Service

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Republican senators Rob Portman (left), Dean Heller and Susan Collins worked with a bipartisan group to reach a deal to extend long-term jobless benefits for five months. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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After Record Deportations, Obama May Turn To More 'Humane' Options

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"We need to rewrite and radically simplify and re-humanize the structure of public law in our society." —Philip K. Howard James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Is The Law Making Us Less Free?

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"There is no sensible reform possible until we end this corruption." —Lawrence Lessig James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Has Money Taken Over American Politics?

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States are taking an out provided by Congress to avoid cutting food stamp benefits to families, many of whom already depend on food banks like the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland, Calif. Antonio Mena/Courtesy of Alameda County Community Food Bank hide caption

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States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

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Democrats may have lost the battle in a Florida special election, which Republican Rep. David Jolly (right) won and in which the Affordable Care Act figured prominently. But they don't think they have lost the health-law messaging war. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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FTC Investigates Herbalife, Following Claims It's A Pyramid Scheme

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