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Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:03am

From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:03am

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:54am

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:54am

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Lawmakers Urge Boehner To Act On Obama's Use Of Force Request

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:55pm

Two months after Congress held hearings on President Obama's proposal for an authorization of military force against the self-declared Islamic State, Congress has done precisely nothing.

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Five Months Later, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be his attorney general last November. Five months later, the full Senate finally voted to confirm her nomination Thursday. NPR looks at what will be on her plate at the Justice Department.

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Clinton Foundation Linked To Russian Effort To Buy Uranium Company

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Jo Becker of The New York Times about Russia's foray into the U.S. uranium market and how the Clinton Foundation may have facilitated and benefited from it.

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American Al-Qaida Member Killed In Strike Was Star Of Propaganda Videos

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:30pm

The White House said Thursday that anti-terror operations inadvertently killed two American members of al-Qaida, Adam Gadahn and Ahmed Farouq, in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.

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Obama Takes Full Responsibility For Death Of Hostages In U.S. Strike

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:25pm

President Obama disclosed that two hostages, including an American citizen, were killed during a U.S. counterterrorism operation against al-Qaida. The White House also revealed that two al-Qaida leaders, who were Americans, were killed in operations earlier this year.

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#TBT: With Year To Go In White House, First Lady Runs For Senate

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:20pm

It was almost unthinkable at the time, but Hillary Clinton wouldn't be where she is today without taking the bold chance on running for a U.S. Senate seat in a state where she never lived.

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Rubio Takes Up Koch Brothers Charge On Export-Import Bank

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:11pm

"We're not some sort of developing country," Rubio said Thursday, opposing reauthorization of the agency that helps finance American companies overseas. "We're a developed financial sector."

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:01pm

In one of the most protracted cabinet-level confirmation processes, 10 Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats in a 56 to 43 vote to approve the long-delayed nomination to replace Eric Holder.

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:58pm

After a five-month delay, Lynch will be the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Now she has to build a relationship with the same Congress that stalled her confirmation.

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Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.

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A Black Eye, Flipping The Bird, And Other Tales From A White House Press Secretary

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:01am

Former Press Secretary Dana Perino's new book And the Good News Is... details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.

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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:22am

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:51pm

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:31pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push new restrictions around power plant emissions.

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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:49pm

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.

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California Senate Committee Approves Bill Removing Vaccine Exemptions

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

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