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Cantor's Loss In Va. Is Immigration Issue's Death Knell. Or Not.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:58pm

Immigration was a key issue in Tuesday's primary. Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat may discourage others from promoting policy changes. But some advocates say the outlook for overhaul isn't so bleak.

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Defending Bergdahl Deal, Hagel Faces Critics On Both Sides Of Aisle

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:16pm

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, defending the prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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In A Rare Act Of Bipartisan Speed, Senate Passes VA Reforms

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:08pm

The Senate has passed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Like a similar bill in the House, the Senate bill gives veterans the option of seeking private care if the VA takes too long and makes it easier to fire VA employees. But the Senate version also spends a lot more money on doctors and hospitals than the House version.

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To Defeat A Goliath, David Brat Got Help In Conservative Media

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:00pm

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik looks at the role that conservative media may have played in the upset defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his Republican primary.

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As News Of Cantor's Upset Settles, A Shakeup Still Looms On The Hill

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:00pm

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was upset in his district's Republican primary, a defeat that has sent shock waves through the GOP, from the party's leadership down through the rank and file.

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From The Border To The Hill, Influx Of Immigrant Kids Draws Concern

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:00pm

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, addresses questions about the flood of unaccompanied immigrant children and their detention in an immigrant system built for adults.

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After Former 'Young Gun' Gets Outdrawn, House GOP Faces New Future

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:00pm

For more on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprising primary loss, Audie Cornish speaks with former Republican Rep. Tom Davis.

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Is Bergdahl Exchange Really Unprecedented?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:32pm

The Pentagon's lawyer said the deal to swap the Army sergeant for Taliban prisoners wasn't a first, citing the release of an Army pilot in Somalia. But the man who engineered that release disagrees.

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Cantor Will Reportedly Resign As Majority Leader After Loss In Primary

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:58pm

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Rep. Eric Cantor has decided to step down from his post as House Majority Leader, one day after a stunning upset in his home district.

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Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:10pm

The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.

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Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

Chrysler, General Motors and Ford offered up a multi-million dollar deal to help the bankrupt city of Detroit. But are there any strings attached to the cash and will it be enough to save the city?

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'Washington Post' Op-Ed Tone Deaf On View Of Sexual Assault?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

The Beauty Shop ladies continue their discussion of this week's hot news by debating George Will's controversial opinion piece that questions the validity of sexual assault claims on campus.

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What Does Cantor's Loss Say About The Republicans' Future?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:24am

In a surprising defeat, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to Tea Party challenger David Brat. But what does this mean for Republicans going forward? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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The Cooter Effect: Did Ben Jones Help Unseat Eric Cantor?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:16am

Former Rep. Ben Jones urged Democrats, independents and libertarians to use the open Republican primary to oust Rep. Eric Cantor. He mentioned his 2002 loss to Cantor.

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Hagel Defends Bergdahl Trade To Skeptical Lawmakers

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:01am

The defense secretary is appearing before the House Armed Services Committee to answer questions about the deal under which Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was traded for Taliban prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

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'Stunning': Reactions To Brat's Historic Upset Of Cantor In Virginia

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:56am

"Dollars don't vote — you do." With those words to his supporters, college professor Dave Brat ousted seven-term House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in their primary battle Tuesday night.

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