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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In April

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Emanuel fell short of the votes he needed to be re-elected during the city's non-partisan municipal election. He will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia in a runoff in early April.

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6 Years Ago At CPAC Meeting, The Tea Party Movement Ignited

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

The Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC for short, this week is in Washington, D.C., where among other activities it will celebrate the anniversary of the Tea Party.

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GOP Will Try To Override Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Veto

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

President Obama issued his first veto of the new Congress. He rejected a measure approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It's his third veto, but it's likely the start of a trend.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In Re-Election Bid

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:26pm

The one-time White House chief of staff will face off against a longtime county commissioner in April.

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Tables Have Turned As Senate Barrels Toward Homeland Security Deadline

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:22pm

In many ways, nothing has changed from past funding deadlines. Except this time it's the Republicans howling at the Democrats for being the obstructionists.

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:38pm

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex-Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:38pm

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

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Christie Delivers N.J. Budget Address Amid Fiscal Challenges

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:35pm

On Monday, a state court dealt a huge blow to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration's plans when it said the state couldn't continue to withhold payments to the state pension plan.

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Christie Delivers N.J. Budget Address Amid Fiscal Challenges

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:35pm

On Monday, a state court dealt a huge blow to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration's plans when it said the state couldn't continue to withhold payments to the state pension plan.

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Republicans Hope To Use Homeland Security Budget As Leverage On Immigration

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:16pm

Congress has a Friday midnight deadline to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But even though Republicans are now in charge of both chambers, the challenge of getting legislation through remains.

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Republicans Hope To Use Homeland Security Budget As Leverage On Immigration

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:16pm

Congress has a Friday midnight deadline to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But even though Republicans are now in charge of both chambers, the challenge of getting legislation through remains.

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Obama To Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Today 'Without Drama Or Fanfare Or Delay'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:58pm

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the GOP-controlled Congress had sent the bill to the White House this morning. Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the threatened veto.

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New Consumer Protections Hold Financial Advisors To Stricter Standards

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:37pm

As part of a larger effort to regulate the financial services industry, on Monday the Obama administration proposed new restrictions on those who manage Americans' retirement accounts.

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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:16am

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.

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For TSA Officers, Congress' Inaction On Funding Could Hit Home

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:22am

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.

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Malcolm X's Public Speaking Power

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 7:04pm

On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, commentator Gwen Thompkins wants his skill as a public speaker and debater to be remembered as a key part of his legacy.

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Pussy Riot Releases Its First Song In English

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 7:03am

The Russian band Pussy Riot is well known for protesting the Russian government. Now the group has released its first song in English. NPR's Scott Simon talks to band member Nadya Tolokonnikova.

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Looming Presidiental Race Divides National Governors Group

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 7:03am

The National Governors Association is in Washington for its winter meeting, and there is no lack of talk about the 2016 White House. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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To Libertarians, Rand Paul Is 'Libertarian-Ish'

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 7:03am

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said he's likely to announce whether he'll run in 2016 in the next two months. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Nick Gillespie of Reason.com about the libertarian landscape.

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Governors Meeting Allows 2016 Hopefuls To Grab The Spotlight

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:46pm

This weekend's National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C., offers an opportunity for ambitious governors to grab the spotlight and preen for 2016.

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