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Lawmakers Put Brakes On Resolution To Ban Mississippi Flag From Capitol

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:02pm

The measure, proposed by Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, would authorize the removal of that state's flag on the House side of the Capitol complex.

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Obamacare Ruling Moves Debate To Presidential Race, Rep. Tom Price Says

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:18pm

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Tom Price, who has led efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act. Price, a doctor, has introduced alternatives that he says would cover more people.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

Spanish-language television network Univision has cancelled its plans to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe after Trump — who owns the pageants — made harsh comments about Mexican immigrants.

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Conservative Kansas Legislature Turns Heads With Huge Tax Hike

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

Kansas voters who put conservatives in charge are shaking their heads in disbelief. Lawmakers recently passed one of the largest tax hikes in state history rather than cutting spending.

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Veterans Affairs Urges Congress For Help In Closing Budget Gap

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

The VA has seen an increase in demand for health care services all while facing a $2.6 billion budget shortfall. Officials told members of Congress Thursday it needs help in closing the budget gap.

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Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies In Affordable Care Act

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:37pm

President Obama's signature health care law survived another challenge in the Supreme Court Thursday. NPR reports on the practical and political consequences, as Obama's agenda twists and turns its way forward.

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Christie To Announce Tuesday That He's Running For President

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:09pm

WNYC's Matt Katz reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting in the presidential race Tuesday. He would be the 14th Republican to launch a bid for the White House.

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Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:26pm

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

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Sanders: 'My Goal Right Now Is To Win This Election'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:10pm

In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, Sanders discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.

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Obama: Affordable Care Act 'Here To Stay'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:47am

The president said that after setbacks and successes, health care in America has been affirmed as "not a privilege for few, but a right for all."

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'Judicial Tyranny' To 'A Great Day,' Candidates React To Health Care Ruling

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:47am

"This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head," said Sen. Rand Paul after the Supreme Court upheld subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

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Dixie's Long Journey From Democratic Stronghold To Republican Redoubt

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:03am

Many a great-granddaddy buried in rebel gray has been rolling over in his grave for some years now.

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Business Groups Win After Senate Passes Fast-Tract Trade Bill

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

The Senate has passed fast-track trade authority — completing congressional action. The only thing left to vote on is a measure providing federal aid to workers affected by international trade.

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Gun Control May Gain More Traction In 2016 Presidential Campaign

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks to Robert Spitzer, author of The Politics of Gun Control, about Democrats Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley calling for tighter gun regulations after the Charleston shootings.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces GOP Presidential Bid

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest Republican to seek the GOP's presidential nomination. Jindal is seen as both a fiscal and social conservative.

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Here's How The Supreme Court Could Rule Today On Same-Sex Marriage

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:03am

It's tough to predict how the court will rule, but there are three main possibilities

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Here's How The Supreme Court Could Rule Today On Obamacare

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:03am

Here's how the court's King v. Burwell decision could drastically affect Obamacare subsidies in your state.

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Bobby Jindal Puts His Kids On Hidden Camera

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:13pm

The Bobby Jindal for President campaign got off to an awkward start, with this must-see video.

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'You're In My House': Obama Shuts Down Heckler At White House

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:43pm

A pro-immigration advocate repeatedly interrupted the president during an event on same-sex marriage in the East Room of the White House. She was escorted out.

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Bernie Sanders Walks A Fine Line On Gun Control

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:48pm

"I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law-abiding people," the 2016 hopeful told NPR's David Greene.

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