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Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:47am

Two nominees to President Obama's cabinet await Senate confirmation hearings. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about their prospects.

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Ashton Carter Nominated For Secretary Of Defense

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:20pm

Unlike outgoing Secretary Hagel, Carter is no former soldier — he's a theoretical physicist but knows the inner workings of the Pentagon well. Leading Senate Republicans say he'll be easily confirmed.

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Immigration Awkwardness Could Cloud Obama's Meeting With Governors

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:14pm

President Obama is expected to talk about the economy with several governors-elect at the White House, even as one of them spearheads a legal challenge against his executive actions on immigration.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:38pm

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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Obama Taps Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary Nominee

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:30am

Carter, a former No. 2 at the Pentagon, would succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If confirmed, he will be President Obama's fourth defense secretary.

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New Jersey Legislature Clears Gov. Chris Christie In Bridge Scheme

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:04am

The report, however, found that two former aides acted with "perceived impunity" when they ordered the shutdown of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge last year.

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Obama Expected To Select Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

On Friday, President Obama is expected to announce his pick to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Signs suggest that it will be Ashton Carter, who has served in many senior jobs at the Pentagon.

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Saturday's Runoff Will Decide If Sen. Landrieu Still Represents Louisiana

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

Democrat Mary Landrieu is in the last day of a bitter campaign to try to keep her Senate seat. Voters will choose between Landrieu, who has served three terms, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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