Former Hewlett-Packard CEO
Carly Fiorina sets stage for 2016 run

Carly Fiorina speaks at a rally in Kentucky in October. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

She could stand out in the crowded GOP field, but a failed 2010 Senate bid and debts from it raise doubts.

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    Mo. authorities vow to contain Ferguson unrest

    Protesters gathered Tuesday night in Ferguson — and in several other American cities — but the rage over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown lowered from a boil to a simmer.

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    Five points to ponder on the immigration directives

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    Inconsistency only constant with case

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    Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action

    Those who pay payroll taxes would be eligible to collect a wide array of federal benefits.

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO
    Carly Fiorina sets stage for 2016 run

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO <br> Carly Fiorina sets stage for 2016 run

    She could stand out in the crowded GOP field, but a failed 2010 Senate bid and debts from it raise doubts.

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    Obama says law enforcement must be made fairer

    The president visited Chicago to build support for his immigration actions.

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    In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

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    Court to hear challenge to EPA power-plant emissions rule

    Court to hear challenge to EPA power-plant emissions rule

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    Hagel successor faces formidable challenge in Iraq, Syria

    With restrictions set by the White House, the next defense secretary will have limited room to maneuver.

    Un­or­tho­dox police practices emerge from testimony

    Un­or­tho­dox police practices emerge from testimony

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    7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

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    Mo. governor vows crackdown on ‘criminals’

    Mo. governor vows crackdown on ‘criminals’

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    Federal employees and retirees have until Dec. 8 to choose health insurance plans.

    Darren Wilson saw ‘a demon.’ What do you see?

    Darren Wilson saw ‘a demon.’ What do you see?

    The shelf life for innocence is short when you are a black male — and there is no room for error. You may not get a second chance.

    Utah must pay attorney’s fees in same-sex marriage case, judge says

    Utah must pay attorney’s fees in same-sex marriage case, judge says

    The state must pay $95,000 to plaintiffs who sued Utah for attempting to retroactively enforce its marriage ban on same-sex couples.

    Engaging voters can kickstart community activism

    Engaging voters can kickstart community activism

    New ways of organizing can not only get out the vote but get people to start organizing within their community too.

    Court denies Arizona request to block driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

    Court denies Arizona request to block driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not rehear Arizona’s case.

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    1994 ad 'Change That's Working' attacks Maria Cantwell

    1994 ad 'Change That's Working' attacks Maria Cantwell

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    President Clinton’s selective nostalgia for attack ads

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    What is the Justice Department doing about Ferguson now?

    What is the Justice Department doing about Ferguson now?

    The Justice Department will continue its civil rights investigation, examining the Ferguson Police Department for racial profiling and patterns of excessive force.

    Would the timing of the Ferguson decision have made a difference? Probably not.

    Would the timing of the Ferguson decision have made a difference? Probably not.

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    Ferguson protests used as fuel for Islamic State propaganda

    Ferguson protests used as fuel for Islamic State propaganda

    Militant group urges followers on Twitter to use Ferguson as an excuse to attack.

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    Ferguson violence broke the mold in 3 important ways

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    New bill would allow the VA to recommend medical marijuana

    New bill would allow the VA to recommend medical marijuana

    Bill pushes for veterans to be able to use medicial cannaibus for PTSD.

    Tweeting Ferguson: how social media can (and cannot) facilitate protest

    Tweeting Ferguson: how social media can (and cannot) facilitate protest

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    Bills that would legalize marijuana introduced in Georgia

    Bills that would legalize marijuana introduced in Georgia

    Two bills — one that would legalize medical use and another that would legalize recreational use — were introduced Monday.

    More than a third of Americans think undocumented immigrants can’t stay

    More than a third of Americans think undocumented immigrants can’t stay

    A new Quinnipiac poll shows hardening attitudes along partisan lines.

    N.J.’s privatized lottery falls short of goals

    N.J.’s privatized lottery falls short of goals

    That could be a problem for Gov. Chris Christie’s budget writers.

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    The encyclopedia of executive power, as explained by President Obama

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    In Brown’s home town, a pause to listen — then outrage

    In Brown’s home town, a pause to listen — then outrage

    There was a surreal pause a little past 8 p.m. local time Monday as people listened to the prosecuting attorney.

    ‘Merry Christmas,’ ‘Happy Hanukkah,’ and other seasonal greetings are okay in congressional mail

    ‘Merry Christmas,’ ‘Happy Hanukkah,’ and other seasonal greetings are okay in congressional mail

    A seasonal reminder that House rules now allow members to send out certain holiday greetings.

    Report examines federal retirement changes for deficit reduction

    A report for Congress lists numerous potential ways to reduce spending on federal pay and retirement benefits.

    Giuliani’s claim on black violence

    Giuliani’s claim on black violence

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says intraracial homicide in the black community is far more common than situations like Ferguson.

    Protests boil over as grand jury declines to indict Ferguson officer

    Protests boil over as grand jury declines to indict Ferguson officer

    At least two police cars and a half-dozen buildings were torched when violence erupted following a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

    The rarity of a federal grand jury not indicting, visualized

    The rarity of a federal grand jury not indicting, visualized

    In 2010, 11 of 162,000 federal offenses were rejected by grand juries as happened in Ferguson