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Why Did A Campaign Finance Reform Group Fall Short On Election Day?

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:04pm

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig's pro-campaign finance reform group had extensive investments, but failed to get most of their preferred candidates elected. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Lessig for a post-election post-mortem.

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Putin Faces Frosty Reception At G20 In Australia

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:55am

President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 5:05am

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

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No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City Than Jane Byrne, Who Died Today

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:53pm

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

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Week In Politics: Executive Action, Keystone Pipeline

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:23pm

Audie Cornish talks with E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about issues that popped up during the first week in Washington since the midterms.

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Obama, Congress Feuding Over Keystone Pipeline, Immigration

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:23pm

Obama and leaders in Congress all said they took last week's election results to mean the American people want them to work together and get things done. But the feuding has begun already.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:38am

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:38am

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:03am

Not here — Democrats in the House and Senate plan to stick with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Is it time to bring the parliamentary system's "vote of confidence" mechanism to Congress?

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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:26am

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:00pm

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.

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In Some Midterm Races, There's Still No Winner

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:29pm

More than a week after Election Day, a handful of congressional races across the country are still undecided. Some are still too close to call, while others will be settled in a December runoff.

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Is The Election Over Yet?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:29pm

Election day has come and gone but in some midterm races, there's no winner just yet.

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Back In Washington, Louisiana's Senate Campaigns Continue

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, candidates in the state's runoff election for Senate, are each pushing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone pipeline.

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McConnell Elected To Lead Senate GOP; Boehner, Reid Return To Party Posts

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Senate Democrats and Republicans, as well as the House GOP caucus, held closed-door elections today to select their leaders. NPR's Ailsa Chang and Juana Summers explain what this means and why it matters.

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Obama Plans To Use Executive Action To Reshape Immigration

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Obama has said he will take executive action on immigration by the end of the year; now, as NPR's Tamara Keith tells Audie Cornish, there are reports he could act as soon as the end of next week.

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Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:03pm

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:37am

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and minorities and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.

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Immigration Divides Washington; Permanent Resolution Unlikely

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

President Obama is planning to use his executive authority to offer temporary deportation relief to certain groups of immigrants. The Republicans say if he does, all bets are off.

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