Google faces pressure over illegal drug sites

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Several state attorneys general want the search giant to make it harder for users to find prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, while shareholders have filed two lawsuits related to the issue.

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Charities hit OPM’s federal workplace giving rules

Charity execs fear new federal charitable giving rules could hurt, but welcome chance to discuss them.

Holder wants $15 million from Congress

Holder wants $15 million from Congress

Money would fund “active shooter” training for law enforcement officers in light of the recent incidents.

Money flowing into super PACs as 2014 races heat up

Strong donations to independent groups signal they will have impactful role in this midterm elections.

Google faces pressure over illegal drug sites

Google faces pressure over illegal drug sites

Several state attorneys general want the search giant to make it harder for users to find prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, while shareholders have filed two lawsuits related to the issue.

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In the Loop: McConnell, Christie have dueling fundraisers

The Philadelphia events are in the same building, but one seemed to be a much bigger draw.

This is the exact moment when the selfie stopped being cool

This is the exact moment when the selfie stopped being cool

The shark, it has been jumped.

22 reasons why congressional spring breakers are just like you

22 reasons why congressional spring breakers are just like you

Foodstagrams aren’t illegal if you are elected to Congress, apparently.

Brian Schatz’s biggest 2014 headache? The governor who appointed him.

Brian Schatz’s biggest 2014 headache? The governor who appointed him.

Schatz’s old boss isn’t exactly doing him any favors with his remarks.

Christie outshines McConnell at dueling fundraisers

Christie outshines McConnell at dueling fundraisers

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell not as big a draw as another notable Republican politician.

Colleges surveyed on sexual assault

Colleges surveyed on sexual assault

Sen. Claire McCaskill seeks extensive data from college presidents on how sexual assault is reported, handled and prosecuted on the nation’s campuses.

Is the Pew poll on Obama’s race misleading?

In asking respondents whether the president is “black” or “mixed race,” did Pew offer a misleading choice that doesn’t reflect America’s social reality?

Should the IRS use private tax collectors?

Should the IRS use private tax collectors?

A labor group said the government missed out on millions of dollars in potential revenue with a similar effort in the past.

The ideological middle in Congress is dead. So, who killed it?

The ideological middle in Congress is dead. So, who killed it?

It was a death of 1,000 cuts.

Free-market group ALEC: Utah has the best economic outlook this year

Free-market group ALEC: Utah has the best economic outlook this year

The ranking, compiled by prominent conservative economists, seeks to identify the best economic climates in the nation.

Test your political trivia knowledge!

Test your political trivia knowledge!

Are you smarter than The Fix?

Ukraine-Russia: A battle of futures

Ukraine-Russia: A battle of futures

Putin continues to intervene in Ukraine because he fears Ukrainian citizens’ political orientation toward the West.

Don’t call Mark Pryor the ‘Blanche Lincoln of 2014.’ Here’s why.

Don’t call Mark Pryor the ‘Blanche Lincoln of 2014.’ Here’s why.

The Arkansas Democrat faces a tough road ahead. But don’t count him out just yet.

Ivory ban: Traveling musician fearful his instrument will be taken

Ivory ban: Traveling musician fearful his instrument will be taken

A young musician was scared to take his $10,000 instrument across the Canadian border for fear it would be confiscated.

Everything you need to know about the long fight between Cliven Bundy and the federal government

Everything you need to know about the long fight between Cliven Bundy and the federal government

The strange history of Cliven Bundy’s cows. And of the desert tortoise.

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Campaign 2014: Mary Landrieu 'Will not rest'

Campaign 2014: Mary Landrieu 'Will not rest'

Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) senate campaign ad touting her advocacy of the oil and gas industry.

Map: The high state-by-state price of picking up the tab for tax avoidance

Map: The high state-by-state price of picking up the tab for tax avoidance

In some states, tax filers would each have to pay more than $2,500 extra.

America’s love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship with taxes, in 7 charts

America’s love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship with taxes, in 7 charts

Americans have a lot of feelings about taxes. Most of them negative.

How personality explains behavior in Congress

How personality explains behavior in Congress

New research shows that the personality types of members of Congress have a large, discernible effect.

Teens honor the victims of Kansas shooting

Teens honor the victims of Kansas shooting

Classmates of Reat Underwood are wearing white Tuesday and taking a 10-day challenge as ways to honor the Kansas shooting victims.

Trying to dodge your taxes? The IRS has heard that excuse before.

Trying to dodge your taxes? The IRS has heard that excuse before.

Bonus points for creativity here.

The most endangered Senate Democrat is touting her Washington ties. Why that’s smart.

The most endangered Senate Democrat is touting her Washington ties. Why that’s smart.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) reminds voters she is the new head of the Senate Energy Committee.

More controversy on the economic costs of dams

More controversy on the economic costs of dams

A historical study of cost overruns on dams is questioned.

What Putin gets about soft power

What Putin gets about soft power

The events in Ukraine speak as much about Putin’s attempt to leverage Russia’s soft power as they do about the exercise of hard power.

Why Republicans feel so good about the 2014 midterms, in 1 chart

Why Republicans feel so good about the 2014 midterms, in 1 chart

The Democratic base has an enthusiasm problem.

Celebrate tax day with 9 of our favorite tax maps

Celebrate tax day with 9 of our favorite tax maps

Taxes play a substantial role in American policymaking.

McMorris Rodgers’s legal fees are pricey...for her campaign

McMorris Rodgers’s legal fees are pricey...for her campaign

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, under an ethics investigation, paid out costly legal fees from campaign account.

A high-seas adventure with a baby that didn’t end in disaster

A high-seas adventure with a baby that didn’t end in disaster

The author empathizes with the couple whose nautical adventure was cut short when their child got sick. Twenty-seven years ago she and her husband sailed the South Pacific for three years with their 9-month-old son.

Feds talk: How do they feel about merit-based pay?

Feds talk: How do they feel about merit-based pay?

Federal workers shared their thoughts about merit-based pay as part of a recent Federal Eye survey.

How Martin O’Malley built a 2016 resume liberals will love

The story of a moderate gone liberal.

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Worst tax day excuses

Worst tax day excuses

Here’s just a sampling of excuses the IRS receives from people trying to dodge paying their taxes.

Public applauds Boston bombing investigation

Public applauds Boston bombing investigation

Smaller majority gives favorable marks to overall U.S. anti-terror efforts.

Obama and Putin discuss Ukraine crisis

Obama and Putin discuss Ukraine crisis

The United States urges Russia to withdraw troops from the border and “defuse tensions.”

What does Boko Haram have to do with Fulbright funding?

What does Boko Haram have to do with Fulbright funding?

Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency is worsening - and funding for the research that helps policy makers understand it may soon be cut.

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In the Loop: Rand Paul isn’t sitting on the fence

In the Loop: Rand Paul isn’t sitting on the fence

Was that remark caught on video at a private rally in New Hampshire about Scott Brown?

Environmental groups team up to donate to campaigns

The LCV and the NRDC Action Fund are starting LeadingGreen, which aims to contribute $5 million this year.