Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer listens to US President Barack Obama speak to the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Brewer had argued that since she became governor after Janet Napolitano left to become President Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, her first year in office did not count. Read more about her announcement here.

In his letter, Murthy pointed out that more than 100,000 people are killed or injured by guns in the U.S. every year, learn more about the doctor and his confirmation hearings here.

Democrats hope that by hitching an unemployment benefits extension to a Medicare payment fix, the benefits will pass. Find out more about the opportunity and where things stand here.

President Obama said Wednesday that, “The interests of the United States are solely in making sure that the people of Ukraine are able to determine their own destiny.” Read more here.

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