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Get ready for a tech whirlwind, as Congress returns and #CES2015 kicks off -- TiVo turns up its lobbying -- Net neutrality rules to come next month

<i>With help from Tony Romm and Katy Bachman</i><p><b>TECH'S STARTING THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH A BANG --</b> It's set to be a whirlwind week for the tech set. Just as the 114th Congress gets ready to gavel in, the Consumer Electronics Show will ramp up out in Vegas. And over at the FCC, officials are already moving …

The Case Against In-Your-Face Atheism

An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.<p>When I began my blog on the Atheist Channel ofPatheos, I thought …

Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’

The British royals are in full-scale damage control with a rare double denial that Prince Andrew had sex with a 17-year-old ‘sex slave.’<p>“Never …

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan. 4

Congress is nearing a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, and lawmakers made their cases for—and against—it Sunday. Will its environmental impact …

The YOLO Caucus' New Cry for Attention

Their first attempt to unseat the House speaker failed miserably, so why not try again? Why Louie Gohmert and Ted Yoho are still doomed.<p>The gang that …

‘Galavant’: A Drunken, Horny Musical Fairy Tale

Think of it as Game of Thrones—if you subtract the sex and violence and add drunken revelry and singing. Inside ABC’s new medieval musical farce of a …

Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss

The anguish of Wenjian Liu’s family at the officer’s funeral makes bickering over cops again turning their backs on Mayor De Blasio and defying …

From Playboy Prince to Dirty Old Man?

Although Buckingham Palace has issued a fierce denial, the allegations that Prince Andrew had sex with an underage girl appear to bolster his (now …

If President Obama Fails Veterans This Time, It's Probably Your Fault

2015 promises to be a big year -- especially if President Obama and former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki make good on their promise to end homelessness among veterans by December 31.<p>If you listen to the pabulum spewed by countless politicians and their millions of …

Obama allies bank on immigration backfire

President Barack Obama’s immigration allies have a message for Republicans eager for a fight over Department of Homeland Security funding: Bring it on.<p>Republicans voted during the lame-duck session to fund the agency only through the end of February, punting a fight over Obama’s executive actions …

5 things to know: GOP in charge, Congress to challenge Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and Senate as a formidable counterpoint to President …

Mitch McConnell

Hillary Clinton's gender politics

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Gender -- the issue that Hillary Clinton struggled to find her balance on during her 2008 campaign -- is front and center as she prepares for a possible 2016 presidential run.<p>It is, in many ways, a remarkable evolution for a female politician once bedeviled by gender politics to …

Christie to hit string of inaugurations

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, looking to build off his work as chairman of the Republican Governors Association last year, will attend a string of governors’ inaugurations this month — including in key early states like Iowa and South Carolina, an aide told POLITICO.<p>The trips are part of an …

Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear

As<p>Republicanstake control Tuesday of both chambers ofCongressfor the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront PresidentObamaand showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling government regulation.<p>But continuing GOP divisions, a …