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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.

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Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape The CPAC Lion's Den

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:58pm

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Homeland Security Funding Bill Caught Up In House

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:42pm

With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.

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Some Republicans Skeptical Of Jeb Bush's Conservative Credentials

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:42pm

The Conservative Political Action Conference has been meeting just outside Washington, D.C., this week. A parade of presidential hopefuls addressed the annual event for grassroots activists. There were many conservative favorites, including Senator Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But perhaps the biggest test at CPAC was for Jeb Bush, who's long been greeted with skepticism by conservative activists.

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What Do Conservatives Want For 2016? We Asked

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:08pm

Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference say they want the next president to focus on bipartisanship, faith, security and lower taxes.

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Congress Will Vote On Homeland Security; Agency's Funding Ends Tonight

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:48am

Both the House and Senate are expected to vote on bills to fund the DHS Friday, with the Senate possibly giving its support to House Republicans' idea of funding the agency for three weeks.

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Senate OKs Funding For Homeland Security; House Has Rival Plan

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:48am

The Senate has voted to fund Homeland Security through Sept. 30. But it will likely also take up a three-week extension of funding that is moving forward in the House.

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CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

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House Not Quite Ready To 'Suck It Up' Over Homeland Security Funding

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

For a few days now, most Senate Republicans have come to terms with how this story would end. But the House has a new plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for just three weeks.

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CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

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House, Senate Divided Over Homeland Security Funding

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The department runs out of money at midnight. The Senate is on track to pass a bill to fund the department with no strings attached. The House will vote on a bill to fund the department for 3 weeks.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:07am

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:07am

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:07am

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:03am

Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a less-receptive crowd of conservative activists.

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Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:03am

Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a crowd of conservative activists.

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Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:00am

Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a crowd of conservative activists.

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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:45am

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:45am

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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