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Ore. Governor Resigns Amid Ethics Investigation

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 3:21pm

Oregon's governor says he'll leave office next week. Democrat John Kitzhaber had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancee's consulting work. In recent days, leaders from his own party asked him to step down. Rachel Martin talks with Northwest News Network's Chirs Lehman.

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For U.S. Presidential Hopefuls, Campaigning In London Is A Tough Task

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 3:21pm

There's a new must-stop on the presidential primary tour: London. In recent weeks three potential Republican hopefuls have made the trip, and each made news in ways they hadn't hoped.

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Let Us Review North Korea's Glorious New Slogans!

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:41pm

North Korea's official news agency released a list of more than 300 new propaganda slogans, commanding everything from more dutiful wives to more scientific cultivation of mushrooms.

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God, Grits And American Dreams: It's Presidential Candidate Book Season

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:12am

The Iowa caucuses are a year away, which means it's time for presidential campaign books. Marco Rubio will be in Iowa Friday to hawk his new work.

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Why Convention Sites Don't Make Very Good Swing State Strategy

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:36am

The idea that convention cities are decided with an eye toward winning the host city's state is popular to the point of being irresistible. But it doesn't fare well against the facts.

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Study: Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of School

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:03am

Research suggests that punishment for African-American school girls is more harsh than for other groups, and the racial disparities between punishment for girls are greater than those for boys.

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Political Necessity Forces GOP Into Middle-Class Income Debate

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

As the economy improves, political debates change. President Obama says it's time to focus on stagnant middle-class incomes. Republicans are trying to come up with their agenda for the middle class.

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Obama's Plan To Tax Overseas Earnings Draws Scrutiny

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:50pm

American firms have about $2 trillion in overseas accounts — money they could be using to hire workers and pay dividends in the U.S. The president wants to encourage them to bring that money home.

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Pressure Mounts On Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber To Resign

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Gov. John Kitzhaber is accused of looking the other way while his fiancée allegedly used his office to land contracts for her consulting business. A state ethics probe is underway.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Would Transport 'Dirty Energy'

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Despite veto threats, the House sent the Keystone XL pipeline bill to President Obama. David Greene talks to Susan Casey-Lefkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council about environmental issues.

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House Sends Keystone XL Pipeline Measure To Obama Despite Veto Threat

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:18pm

Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override a presidential veto. It's unlikely to be the last standoff between the GOP and the president on energy issues.

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President Obama Asks Congress For Approval Of Military Force Against ISIS

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:33pm

Operation Inherent Resolve began over the summer. Now President Obama is officially asking Congress to give its blessing to the war on the self-described Islamic State. On Wednesday the White House sent language up to Capitol Hill for an authorization for the use of military force.

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5 Things Jon Stewart Reminded Us About Politics

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:10pm

When comedian Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show that sound you heard was 2016 hopefuls breathing a collective sigh of relief.

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White House Will Request War Powers From Congress Today, Senator Says

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 7:09am

The new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF as it's known, would replace the 2001 authorization that was provided to President Bush in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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White House Reaches Out To Uninsured Americans, Jarrett Says

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:00am

The deadline to sign up for health coverage for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act is Sunday. Renee Montagne talks to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett about the looming deadline.

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Sen. Kaine Pushes For Vote On Military Strikes Against ISIS

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:07am

As the White House decides to seek congressional approval to conduct the war against militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Renee Montagne talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

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Failing Bridges Taking A Toll; Some States Move To Raise Gas Tax

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:54pm

With gas prices down, a growing number of states are turning to a gas tax increase. New Jersey looks at following suit to fund much-needed projects, but some drivers aren't eager to pay up.

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FEC Invites Comment On Campaign Finance Laws At First Public Hearing

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:40pm

More than 32,000 Americans recently filed comments with the Federal Election Commission, telling the agency what's wrong with political money and how it's regulated. Now the FEC is about to have a public hearing — the first time in the agency's 39-year history that it's invited ordinary citizens to speak on these big issues.

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New Government Agency Designed To Tackle Cyber Threats More Effectively

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:40pm

The Obama administration is creating a new agency to gather and distribute intelligence on cyber threats more quickly. The agency is modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, created after Sept. 11 to improve information sharing across the U.S. government.

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New Illinois Governor Has Unions Bristling Less Than A Month Into The Job

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:40pm

Illinois' new Republican governor is taking a page in politics from other Midwestern states. Bruce Rauner is setting policies that have government labor unions bristling and he hasn't even been on the job for a month.

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