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HealthCare.gov Enrollment Ends Friday. Sign-ups Likely to Trail Last Year's

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:03pm

A shorter enrollment period and big cuts in the federal budget for outreach are taking a toll, say those helping with health insurance sign-ups. Deadlines for most state exchanges are a little later.

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5 Takeaways From The Stunning Alabama Senate Election

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:03pm

A Democrat hasn't been elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. It happened Tuesday night. Here's what it all means.

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GOP Lawmakers Agree On Final Tax Package, Hatch Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:28am

Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax bill, as GOP leaders aim to pass it next week.

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White House: Nomination of Alabama Lawyer Brett Talley 'Will Not Be Moving Forward'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:16am

Brett Talley had been rated "unanimously unqualified" by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.

White House Aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Resigning

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:07am

The former Apprentice contestant is stepping down effective Jan. 20, according to the White House, where she was the highest-ranking African-American.

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Without The U.S. Government, The World Unites To Fight Climate Change

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:33am

The One Planet Summit went on without President Trump Tuesday. But state and local leaders in attendance renewed calls for adherence to the Paris Agreement targets, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

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Abbas Says U.S. Shouldn't Lead Mideast Peace Process, Citing Jerusalem Policy

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:15am

An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Republicans Slam Mueller, FBI And Justice Department Over Charges Of Bias

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:13am

Critics charge Mueller is a grand inquisitor run amok, with a fishing expedition out to get the president. They want a new special counsel, but the Justice Department says its own process is working.

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GOP Strategist: Many White Conservative Women In Alabama Got 'Fed Up' With Moore

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:24am

Republican political strategist Jeff Vreeland says according to exit poll data, middle-class, white GOP women defected in Tuesday's special election, citing sexual abuse allegations as a factor.

Alabama: Now What?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:06am

All politics are local … until they aren't.

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Rep. Byrne: Doug Jones Will Lose His Alabama Senate Seat In 2020

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:43am

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama about the results of the state's special election. Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore and will fill a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Right Won Over Wrong In Alabama, Perez Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:34am

Steve Inskeep talks to Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez about Democrat Doug Jones' victory over Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama.

Alabama Upset: Democrat Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore In Senate Race

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

The Republican Senate majority shrinks to one seat after a race tainted by sexual assault allegations. President Trump, who backed Moore, congratulated Jones. Moore has not yet conceded the race.

Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.

Remarkable Win Sends Democratic Candidate To U.S. Senate

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Democrat Doug Jones overcame tough odds to win the special election in the very red state of Alabama. He beat Republican Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Alabama Sends The First Democrat To The U.S. Senate In 25 Years

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to John Archibald, a columnist for the Alabama Media Group, about Doug Jones' win and a possible recount called for by Republican Roy Moore.

Ask Cokie: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts takes listener questions on the history of U.S. policy regarding the status of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

News Brief: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama's Special Election

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who faced sexual misconduct allegations, to become the next U.S. senator from Alabama. Jones is the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama since 1992.

In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:00am

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.

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Deputy AG To Answer Allegations Of Bias On Special Counsel's Team

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:19am

Rod Rosenstein is set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference.

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