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7:12 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Australian Leader Raises Furor In Parliament With Goebbels Comment

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (left) sparked the ire of the opposition Liberal party by comparing its leader to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.
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Roars of disapproval rang out in Australia's Parliament Thursday, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott called Labor leader Bill Shorten "the Dr. Goebbels of economic policy." In the ruckus that ensued, three lawmakers were ejected and another walked out.

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It's All Politics
7:03 am
Thu March 19, 2015

A First For Joe: Biden Could Break Tie For Attorney General

Source: U.S. Senate Note: No ties have been broken by: John Tyler, William R. King, Andrew Johnson, Thomas A. Hendricks, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles W. Fairbanks, Calvin Coolidge, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald R. Ford, Nelson Rockefeller, Dan Quayle, Joe Biden.
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Vice President Joe Biden has been more visible than almost any of his 46 predecessors in the nation's Number Two office. He's had more access to the Oval Office and more input on policy than all but a handful.

But there is one VP duty Biden has never fulfilled, because he's never had a chance: He has never broken a tie in the Senate, which is a salient VP responsibility embedded in the Constitution. In these past six years and two months, there hasn't been a Senate tie to break.

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NPR Ed
7:03 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

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When a four-year-old comes home from Pre-K proudly announcing that she spent her "choice time" playing on the computer, what's a parent to do?

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Strange News
6:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Ending The Over-Under Debate On Toilet Paper

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Around the Nation
5:50 am
Thu March 19, 2015

He's Fixing A Hole

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Middle East
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

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Television
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

A Watch Party For The 'Empire' Season Ender

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:57 am

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Business
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 5:03 am

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Middle East
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:14 am

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It's All Politics
2:56 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

President Obama takes questions from the audience Wednesday after speaking about the economy and the middle class to the City Club of Cleveland.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 5:04 am

Barack Obama let down his graying presidential hair a little bit on Wednesday. He also joked about coloring it.

Speaking to the City Club of Cleveland, Obama seemed to be in a reflective mood. During the question-and-answer period, he was asked by a seventh-grader what advice he would give to himself now, if he could go back to his first day in office.

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