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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:08pm

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 6:40pm

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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Clinton's Use Of Personal Email Could Hamper Archiving Efforts

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:27pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email.

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Failed Keystone Veto Override Marks Another Win For Veto Pen

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:13pm

Since the beginning of the republic, regular presidential vetoes have been overridden only 7 percent of the time, and that percentage falls to 4 percent if you include the sneakier "pocket veto."

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Senate Fails In Bid To Override Obama's Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm

The final vote was 62-37 – short of the two-thirds needed to override the presidential veto.

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Clinton Speaks To 30th Anniversary Gala Of EMILY's List

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

Former Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a large group of female political donors Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

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House Votes To Fund DHS Without Immigration Curbs

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:53am

The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:34am

Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.

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Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:53pm

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.

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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:59pm

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare's opponents are challenging the ACA again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.

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House Passes No-Strings-Attached Bill To Fund Homeland Security

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:46pm

An effort by some congressional Republicans to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration by tying it to a Homeland Security spending bill officially failed on Tuesday.

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Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:26pm

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court today from being strangled by legal weeds.

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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:20pm

The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

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FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control, Official Says

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:51pm

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel that some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.

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Affordable Care Act To Face Critical Test At Supreme Court

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:09pm

The president's signature accomplishment — the Affordable Care Act — faces yet another critical test. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Congress intended for the federal health insurance exchange to offer the same subsidies available to those in state exchanges.

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In Using Personal Email, Aide Says Clinton Didn't Break Law

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:09pm

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used a personal email address when conducting official business rather than using a government address. What impact will the disclosure have on Clinton's reputation as she considers a presidential bid?

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Netanyahu's Suggestions Could Drive Iran In The Opposite Direction

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:09pm

As U.S.-Iran nuclear talks took place in Switzerland, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the negotiations in a controversial address to Congress.

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Netanyahu Urges U.S. To Hold Out For Better Nuclear Deal With Iran

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:09pm

In a controversial address to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the Obama administration's negotiations on limiting the Iranian nuclear program.

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House Votes To Fund DHS Until Sept. 30 — Without Immigration Curbs

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:50pm

The vote is a victory for President Obama as Republicans had wanted to strip funding for the president's executive actions on immigration from the bill.

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Debate: Do Liberals Stifle Intellectual Diversity On The College Campus?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:27pm

Are conservative views stifled in academia? Is it censorship when colleges withdraw invitations extended to controversial speakers? Experts debate free speech in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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