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Sen. Sanders Weighs In On Foreign Policy Issues

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Vermont's Bernie Sanders says his main focus is on working-class Americans. But the independent senator says he might run for president — putting foreign policy issues in his hands.

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GOP Governors' Meeting Showcases Potential Presidential Candiates

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

It's the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. As a group, they're riding high after a successful election. And already, several are looking ahead to 2016.

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Rep. Steve King, The Unlikeliest Amnesty Supporter

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:44pm

Rep. Michele Bachmann joked with reporters that the noted conservative "called up the president" and begged him to declare amnesty on immigration.

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Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:21pm

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:56pm

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.

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Sen. Angus King: Executive Action On Immigration Could Backfire

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:36pm

Melissa Block talks with Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, about his decision to vote "no" on the Keystone XL pipeline and his thoughts on Obama's plan to take executive action on immigration.

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No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it's also clear that, even on classroom issues that seem to have bipartisan support — including Pre-K funding — Democrats and Republicans may have trouble compromising.

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For Freshman Members On Capitol Hill, Office Lottery Is Like 'Hunger Games'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

Freshman members started learning the ways of the Capitol this week — everything from office supplies to parking and even voting.

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After Successful Election, Republican Governors Look Ahead To 2016

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

Republican governors and governors-elect are in Florida this week for the Republican Governors' Association conference. After a successful election, they are meeting to discuss the party's message and direction.

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Acting Director Of Secret Service Testifies On Capitol Hill

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

The acting director of the Secret Service made his first appearance before a congressional committee on Wednesday following a security breach that led to the resignation of the previous chief.

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Republicans Criticize Obama's Immigration Actions Ahead Of Unveiling

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

President Obama will unveil his executive actions on immigration Thursday, but Republicans aren't waiting for the announcement to criticize the move.

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Obama Expected To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:17am

The president will then address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday, a source familiar with the process tells NPR.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Proponents Vow To Try Again Next Year

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

A bill in the U.S. Senate to bypass a White House review and approve the controversial project failed to gather enough support Tuesday night. Pipeline backers fell just 1 vote short of the 60 needed.

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Acting Secret Service Head To Testify In White House Fence Jumper Probe

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Last September's entry into the White House by an Iraq War veteran who scaled the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue is the focus of another hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

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Ohio Bill Would Shield Source Of Lethal Injection Drugs

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

As states struggle to obtain lethal drugs necessary to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any pharmacy or drug maker which provide drugs for executions.

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House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.

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1 Vote Keeps Keystone XL Pipeline From Senate Passage

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:03am

Vermont's Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president. He says Americans "do not see a party representing the working class of this country."

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Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:51pm

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.

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Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, A Racial Moderate In A Split South, Dies

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:02pm

Sanders, who was thought of as a leader of the "New South," helped bring more racial integration to Georgia in the 1960s. He died in Atlanta on Sunday.

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