Special Report Politics Headlines

Sun, Dec 14 2014

Special Report: How China spies on Hong Kong's democrats

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HONG KONG - James To was growing uneasy. When the veteran Hong Kong Democratic Party lawmaker looked in his rear-view mirror, two silver Mercedes Benz saloons kept appearing behind his grey Volvo sedan. | Video

14 Dec 2014

Wed, May 7 2014

Insight: Washington delays big banks from writing wills before a collapse

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WASHINGTON - Almost six years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, U.S. regulators still haven't given Wall Street banks individual feedback on how to improve so-called "living wills" that detail how to go bankrupt without spending taxpayer dollars or causing a market panic.

07 May 2014

Mon, Mar 24 2014

Internal review clears NJ Governor Christie in bridge scandal: report

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NEW YORK - A review commissioned by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie into a traffic scandal apparently orchestrated by top staffers in his administration has found the possible Republican presidential contender had nothing to do with the scheme, the New York Times reported Monday.

24 Mar 2014

Wed, Feb 26 2014

Insight: How Obama alums aim to turn Texas toward the Democrats

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AUSTIN, Texas - In one of the country's most conservative states, newly hopeful Democrats measure their progress by ringing a bell. | Video

26 Feb 2014

Fri, Feb 7 2014

Insight: Republicans still seen falling behind in election data wars

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WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, many political strategists saw it as a triumph of the Obama team's technological prowess, allowing it to identify likely Democratic voters and get them to the polls.

Politics, U.S. 07 Feb 2014

Wed, Dec 4 2013

Most youth unhappy with Obama's job performance: poll

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BOSTON - Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected, but they would still vote for him today, according to the results of a Harvard University survey released on Wednesday.

04 Dec 2013

Wed, Nov 27 2013

Insight: After Assad, Syria democrats learn to fear Qaeda

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BEIRUT - When he was agitating for revolution, urging fellow Syrians to rise up against President Bashar al-Assad, Abdullah dreaded the midnight knock at the door from the secret police.

World, Turkey, Syria 27 Nov 2013

Tue, Nov 19 2013

Insight: Health site woes show Washington misses out on cutting edge technology

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WASHINGTON - One part of the Obama administration's technically flawed HealthCare.gov website is actually working as promised. Unfortunately, the company that built it does not intend to seek more government business.

U.S., Health, Tech 19 Nov 2013

Sun, Oct 27 2013

Key U.S. official faces grilling over Obamacare website

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WASHINGTON - Two months before the troubled October 1 launch of Obamacare exchanges, a key administration official overseeing the program assured a congressional oversight panel that work was on track to roll out a tested website that would make it easy for Americans to enroll in affordable health insurance coverage.

Politics, U.S. 27 Oct 2013

Thu, Oct 17 2013

Insight: As Obamacare tech woes mounted, contractor payments soared

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NEW YORK - As U.S. officials warned that the technology behind Obamacare might not be ready to launch on October 1, the administration was pouring tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960s.

17 Oct 2013
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.