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Life In The 'New' Washington: In Your Face! No, In YOUR Face!

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:35pm

The 114th Congress so far has displayed all the dominant traits inherited from its parents – the 113th and 112th congresses. It's all about honoring past promises and settling old scores.

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Milestone House Vote Would Take Health Care Away From Millions

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:41am

Previous Obamacare repeal votes would have prevented the program from taking effect. But today's bill, if enacted, would end health care for millions who now have it.

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Can Republicans Find Common Ground With Obama's Budget?

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

President Obama has revealed a budget he hopes will find approval in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. David Greene talks to former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp.

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Budget Sent To Congress Values Middle-Class Economics

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Free from the constraints of a re-election campaign and out from under the weight of the recession and massive federal deficits, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2016 on Monday.

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Wis. Budget Proposal Reignites Debate Over Private, Public Sector

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:59am

Gov. Walker's budget would make record cuts to the University of Wisconsin. To cope with the cuts, Walker says faculty could work more and teach more classes. The comments have left some aghast.

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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:55am

The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.

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Gov. Scott Walker Eyes 2016, But Can He Get Past Labor's Loathing?

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:17pm

Unions don't like any of the 2016 GOP presidential prospects so far. But organized labor's loathing for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs especially deep.

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Like Groundhog Day, There's A Routine To White House Budget Debut

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:15pm

What's the point of a White House budget besides using up a lot of paper and ink? So the administration can lay out its political priorities and draw contrasts with the Republicans.

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A Look At What's Inside Obama's Budget Proposal

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:15pm

President Obama's budget proposes more government spending and more taxes on the wealthy. How will Republicans respond?

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Journalist Jorge Ramos Takes On Obama, Republicans

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:03pm

Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.

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Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul Jump Into Vaccine Debate

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:48pm

Amid a measles outbreak, both Republicans said parents need a choice when it comes to some vaccines. The governor's office quickly clarified that when it comes to measles, "kids should be vaccinated."

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Obama's Budget Proposal Lifts 2013 Caps, Adds Billions In Spending

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:00am

The president's $3.99 trillion proposal, released Monday, calls for more spending on domestic programs, infrastructure and defense — and includes tax hikes the new Congress is unlikely to approve.

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Critics Point Out Weakness Of Visa Waiver Program

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Some worry that foreign fighters in Syria could attempt to enter the U.S. They cite the Visa Waiver Program which allows foreign visitors from Europe and elsewhere to enter the U.S. without visas.

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Obama To Send $4 Trillion Budget To Congress

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

To preview President Obama's $4 trillion budget, David Greene talks to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Obama Addresses Vaccinations, Other Issues In NBC Interview

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:49am

President Obama encouraged parents to vaccinate their children and said the U.S. is doing everything it can to rescue a young woman held by the Islamic State, speaking in a wide-ranging interview.

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For Colorado's Undocumented, The Wait At The DMV Just Got Longer

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:05pm

Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV.

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Democrat Seeks Limits On Operations Against ISIS

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 6:32am

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.

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What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 6:35am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.

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