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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:06pm

Environmentalists, union members and consumer advocates demonstrated against trade negotiators Monday. In an interesting political twist, many Tea Party Republicans agree with the liberal activists.

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How Washington's Odd Couple Transformed Welfare

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:54pm

The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal welfare plan.

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Republicans Call Ongoing 'Bridgegate' Investigation A Political Witch-Hunt

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:31pm

A new report says there's no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in advance. But Democrats say there are still unanswered questions about what the governor knew.

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U.S. Boosts Security At Facilities Ahead Of Torture Report's Release

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:54pm

The White House says the report "could lead to a greater risk" to U.S. facilities and individuals around the world, but that the president supported the Senate's release scheduled for Tuesday.

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A Fleeting Peek At The Prince And The President

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:57am

Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.

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Democratic Mayors Back Obama's Immigration Plan, Citing Economic Benefits

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:23am

Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.

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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

In her runoff against Republican Bill Cassidy, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D.-La., didn't just lose — she was walloped. The win gave the GOP complete dominance of the Deep South in the Senate.

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:46am

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:45am

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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Mary Landrieu Loses Senate Seat In La. Runoff

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:54pm

Democrat Mary Landrieu was the lone Democrat from the deep south in the Senate. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Emory University professor Andra Gillespie about the changing political landscape of the South.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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GOP Unseats Landrieu In Louisiana

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday — and by a wide margin.

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Lame Duck Congress Waddles Up Against A Deadline

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

As Congress wraps up for the year, it still must pass a federal budget, address immigration and release a torture report. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about Congress's agenda.

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Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Senate Runoff

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:01pm

The Republican congressman pushed out the incumbent senator, boosting the GOP majority in the Senate.

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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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