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The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:02pm

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.

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Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:33am

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

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Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:58pm

NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.

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Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:11pm

President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits for people who are in the country illegally but still meet certain criteria.

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Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About The Economy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.

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Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.

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Rep. Ryan Cautions Obama Not To Issue Immigration Executive Order

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan about the prospects for an immigration bill. On Friday, Morning Edition will talk to Ryan about his ideas for fighting poverty.

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Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:47am

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:34pm

Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to switching sides between GOP presidential candidates in exchange for under-the-table payments. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.

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CBO Forecast: There's Good News And Bad News

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:11pm

The non-partisan budget office reports slower than expected growth, but also that Obamacare's changes to Medicare are successfully holding down costs.

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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.

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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:09pm

Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.

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After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.

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VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:13pm

President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.

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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:04pm

Domestic politics limits the options available to President Obama in his effort to contain the militant group Islamic State. Obama himself has imposed constraints on his own powers.

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Years After Their Own Protests, Eyes Of Anaheim Are On Ferguson

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:33pm

Two years ago in Anaheim, Calif., events unfolded not unlike those recently in Ferguson, Mo. In Anaheim then, two Latino men were shot by police, and civic anger turned into a few nights of sometimes-violent demonstrations. Now, Anaheim's police and government are trying to work more closely with the Latino community, and a vote in November could make some major changes.

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Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

One subject mentioned by protestors and non protesting residents of Ferguson, Mo., was voting. The turn out for registered African American voters in the last municipal elections was 6 percent.

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Probe: No Proof VA Delays Caused Phoenix Veterans To Die

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:24am

Revelations that 40 veterans died while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA hospital rocked the agency, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well.

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Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

Fifty years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer, a plantation worker turned civil rights activist, disrupted the Democratic National Convention to get delegates from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party seated.

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Ukraine's President Dissolves Parliament, Calls For New Elections

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:55pm

Petro Poroshenko said fresh elections would be held Oct. 26. The move comes as his country continues to accuse Russia of backing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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