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A study has found that gay canvassers targeting conservative neighborhoods were able to change some voters' minds in favor of gay marriage. The technique is being used to shift views on abortion, and possibly immigration.

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Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Iowa House Speaker and incoming chair of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee Kraig Paulsen said the GOP takeover at the state levels "translates to better public policy [and] greater opportunity for middle-class families." (Associated Press)

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Migrants run for food provided by a charity organization in Calais, northern France in November. Most migrants in this port city on the English Channel are moving from country to country in their bid for a second chance, trying to beat a system meant to control illegal immigration but that human rights groups say is making things worse. (Associated Press)

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"Washington should have to live under Obamacare just like everybody else until we repeal it. And we won't be complicit in Obama's illegal rule designed to protect Washington insiders," Sen. David Vitter said. (Associated Press)

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Nayleth Martinez from Honduras, carries a sign that reads in Spanish, "We need immigration reform now." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, then-President Barack Obama’s nominee to become secretary of Health and Human Services testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Doctors caring for low-income patients are facing a steep fee cut next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama’s health care law expires. That could reduce patients’ access just when millions of new people are gaining Medicaid coverage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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National Edition Opinion cover for December 10, 2014 - Pro-life wave washes over the midterms (Illustration by M. Ryder for Tribune Content Agency)

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A customs officer stands guard in front of confiscated ivory before destruction in Dongguan, China. Fueled by growing numbers of middle-class consumers in China, global ivory prices have soared and helped spark the ivory-motivated killings of 100,000 elephants between 2010 and 2012. (Associated Press)

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Current and former Republican National Committee members are launching a private effort to leverage President Obama's amnesty for illegal immigrants into a campaign to lure independent voters and disgruntled Democrats to the GOP, The Washington Times has learned. (Associated Press)

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President Obama rolls up his sleeves while being asked a question about his recent executive actions on immigration at Casa Azafran in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 9, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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A woman in the audience with the CodePink activists group holds a sign which reads "No More War!" as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A woman in the audience with the CodePink activists group holds a sign which reads "Secretary of War?" as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A woman in the audience with the CodePink activists group holds a sign which reads "Secretary of War?" as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on the "Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL" in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, people chant during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington as President Barack Obama announced executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address. The US judge assigned to rule in the lawsuit over President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules last year accused the Obama administration of participating in criminal conspiracies to smuggle children into the country by reuniting them with parents living here illegally. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Mr. Coburn's report, citing news investigations, found singer Kanye West's foundation spent more than $1 million in 2009 and 2010 but "gave virtually nothing" to charity.

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tax shelter: Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation raised over $2.6 million but only donated $5,000 in grants, an investigation found. The performer said her program funds its own projects. (Associated Press)

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National Edition Opinion cover for December 9, 2014 - Pro-life wave washes over the midterms (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)

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Kansas lawmakers are holding hearings on divorce reform. (AP Photo/The Salvation Army, Salvation Army Lt. Michael Harper)