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In a little-noticed radio interview, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) articulated the GOP's biggest fear if the Supreme Court wipes out Obamacare tax credits for millions of Americans who buy insurance from the federal HealthCare.gov exchange.

The fear: President Barack Obama and Democrats will be ready with a one-page bill to restore the subsidies, as well as a slew of attack ads telling horror stories about "individuals that have benefited from Obamacare on the backs of the American taxpayer" and lost their coverage, the Republican said.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials said they believe that government forces on Friday killed Saddam Hussein's former deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who remained a wanted fugitive since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and who later allied himself with Islamic State militants.

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The online publisher Gawker has never consciously defined itself as an activist rag, but it’s poised to adorn its snappy media brand with an unexpected label: “union-made.”

Yesterday, senior writer Hamilton Nolan announced that Gawker plans to become the highest-profile online media venture to go union. Staff members are now organizing with the Writers Guild of America. Though the details are still vague, the unionization effort marks a refreshing spark of labor consciousness in an industry that tends to dehumanize creative work.

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Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley jabbed Hillary Clinton by name for the first time on Thursday evening, taking swipes at her for switching her positions on same-sex marriage and immigration.

Speaking to reporters at Harvard University where he gave a speech about the economy, the former Maryland governor called out the Democratic frontrunner with subtle insinuations that she was flip-flopping for political convenience.

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After New Hampshire lawmakers mocked one fourth grade class's effort to name an official state raptor last month, the wily bobcat was faring better Thursday when a state Senate committee backed a plan by another group of school kids to pick an official state wildcat.

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