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5 Years After 'Citizens United,' SuperPACs Continue To Grow

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:16pm

A new political committee will pay for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's pre-presidential announcement politicking. But don't confuse it with the separate superPAC of the same name.

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Obama To Host White House Meeting With Congressional Leaders

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 4:04am

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama plans to talk about possible areas of agreement: tax changes, trade and infrastructure.

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Obama Announces Tech Proposals Ahead Of State Of The Union

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

On Monday President Obama called for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy. It's part of a weeklong series of technology-themed proposals as Obama prepares for next week's State of the Union address.

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Feinstein Proposal Would Lock In Anti-Torture Measures

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

The CIA's excruciating interrogations of suspected terrorists, widely seen as torture, are detailed as official acts in the Senate report released last month. Now Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who spearheaded that report, wants to prevent such acts from ever happening again. She's proposing legislation and administrative moves for which her Republican colleagues see little need and which activists deem too timid.

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White House Says It Should Have Sent More Senior Official To Unity March

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Ernest said the administration erred in not sending a senior representative to join the unity march in Paris on Sunday.

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For Cuba, Hostile Relationship With U.S. No Longer An Alibi

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

The U.S. rapprochement with Cuba seems to be on track. On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Cuba has kept its pledge to release 53 political prisoners and a top state department official is moving ahead with her plans to visit the island next week.

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Obama: 'If We're Going To Be Connected, Then We Need To Be Protected'

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:18pm

The president is calling for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy.

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Duncan's Post-NCLB Vision Maintains Testing

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:59am

The Education Secretary calls for scrapping the "tired" No Child Left Behind law — but advocates keeping annual tests.

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Lobbyists Adjust To GOP Majority On Capitol Hill

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

Congress is now controlled entirely by Republicans. In the nation's capital, how are the lobbying businesses re-calibrating?

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Obama To Propose Laws On Hacking Notification, Student Privacy

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:02am

President Obama wants to require companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked. He also wants to prevent companies from selling student data to third parties.

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Gearing Up For Another Season Of Campaign Reporting

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 4:10pm

Political reporters are gearing up for a long, vicious presidential campaign in 2016. But has coverage gotten worse over the years? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Politico media watcher Dylan Byers.

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Keystone Supporters Hope Amendments Will Soften Pipeline Opposition

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 6:49am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to make Keystone XL pipeline the first order of business in the new term. But one week in, the bill is still a long way from passing.

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California's Brown On Governing: 'Practice Tends To Make More Perfect'

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 6:49am

Jerry Brown was inaugurated this month for his second term is governor of California — his second second term. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the 34th and 39th governor about the issues facing his state.

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Week In Politics: New Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline, Paris Attack

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 3:36pm

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the new Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline votes and terror in Paris.

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Congressional Budget Watchdogs Change The Way They Keep Score

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 3:36pm

House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.

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Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline Back In Obama's Hands

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 3:36pm

The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.

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Still Just A Bill: Why Being Senate Bill 1 Doesn't Guarantee Success

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 9:28am

The prestige of being S-1, like the Keystone XL legislation, conveys a sense of priority and urgency. But the history of past bills designated as such is rather mixed.

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Nebraska Supreme Court Clears Way For Keystone XL Pipeline

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:47am

The split decision allows the controversial project to proceed. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill to approve the pipeline.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer Won't Seek 5th Term In Senate

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:10am

The California Democrat's announcement ends speculation about her political future. Boxer, 74, had been a favorite to retain her seat; she said she would work to ensure it remains with her party.

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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:01am

The House will debate, and likely pass a bill, that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week

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