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Outreach Workers Look For Gains In Second Year Of Obamacare

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:02pm

Montana and Georgia sit on opposite sides of the country, but both have minority populations health advocates hope to enroll for coverage. They also fear many won't quality for subsidized coverage.

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Obama Prepares To Test Presidential Power With Immigration

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:52pm

As President Obama prepares to take executive action on immigration, we look at the reach — and limits — of the president's power.

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Big Money Is Helping GOP Win In State Legislatures Too

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:50pm

Every election cycle, big donors open their checkbooks for two Washington-based party organizations that are gradually remaking state legislative elections.

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Sen. Landrieu Takes Up Keystone Cause Ahead Of Runoff Election

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:43pm

The incumbent Louisiana Democratic Senator is fighting to keep her seat in a December runoff. An identical bill sponsored by her Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, has already passed the Senate.

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How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:24am

Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:38pm

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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Immigrants Wait To See How Obama Will Act On Immigration

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

President Obama is poised to approve some changes to the immigration enforcement system using an executive order. The specifics of that order are still being hashed out.

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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 2:48am

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.

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New Congress, New Laws: New Life For Lobbyists

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 7:07am

Politicians from both parties have promised to be productive in the upcoming term. Republican lobbyist Marc Lampkin tells NPR's Rachel Martin that more legislation is good news for K St.

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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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