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Indiana Gov. Set to Sign 'License to Discriminate' Bill

POLITICS | By Tom Davies | Mar 26
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is expected to sign into law Thursday a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people.

Indiana Lawmakers Send Religious Objection Bill to Governor

RELIGION | By Tom Davies | Mar 25
A religious objection bill that opponents say could legalize discrimination against gays cleared the Indiana Senate on Tuesday, positioning the state to become the first to enact such a change this year ahead of an expected SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage

Takei Calls for Boycott of Ind., Gamers Threaten to Leave

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Mar 25
LGBT activist George Takei is calling for a boycott of Indiana and a popular gaming convention has threatened to pack it up if Republican Gov. Mike Pence signs the anti-gay bill currently sitting on his desk.

Okla. Amendment Would Require Businesses to Admit 'Religious Bigotry'

POLITICS | By EDGE | Mar 12
An Oklahoma Democrat wants to force religious bigots out of the closet for all of their potential customers to see.

Jindal Headlines All-Day Prayer Rally in Baton Rouge

POLITICS | By Melinda Deslatte | Jan 26
Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the nation needs a "spiritual revival," as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.

White House Swings Behind Huge $1.1T Spending Bill

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 12
House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending.

Massive $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Unveiled

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 11
A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government opened to mixed reviews Wednesday, with both conservatives and Democrats unhappy at different parts of the legislation.

Congress Relaxes Whole Grain Standards for Schools

HEALTH | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Dec 11
A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods.

Ohio Sen. Portman Rules Out Presidential Bid

POLITICS | By Dan Sewell | Dec 2
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Republican nomination for the White House.

GOP Majority Status Tempts Republican Hopefuls

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples and Charles Babington | Nov 16
An ambitious group of first-term Republicans may try to use the GOP's new majority status, and the opportunities it brings, as a springboard to the presidency in 2016.

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