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2016 GOP hopefuls aim to prove their tech chops

Back-to-back presidential losses have the GOP rethinking how to run campaigns and the technology field is the first place the party's looking to for a facelift. After fighting to shake the notion that their party is out of touch, two of the GOP's promising White House contenders are now battling to prove their technology chops.

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GOP leaders egg on states to ignore federal laws

In the Obama era, it's become commonplace for state officials to sue the federal government over a whole range of matters, including immigration and the president's signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act.

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Why Indiana's religious freedom law is different

The backlash to Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration law is growing but the bill's opponents are blaming the wrong Hoosier. Indiana-born Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' role is far more important than Governor Mike Pence's, even though Pence signed the law.

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