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In The Midst Of A Boom, Dallas Outgrows Some Old Notions

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:00pm

Outdated stereotypes may have some thinking that Dallas is just a town of cowboys, highways and football. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings corrects the record, describing the city's lively arts and culture.

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New GM CEO To Face Congressional Panels Over Delayed Recall

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:00am

General Motors CEO Mary Barra faces a tough week of testimony before congressional committees about defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.

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Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:35am

In New Hampshire, where the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, the state has exceeded expectations for insurance enrollments. Credit goes, in part, to a grassroots campaign to sign people up.

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One Documentary Later, Rumsfeld's Inner World Remains 'Unknown'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 4:11am

Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.

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What's With This Video Of McConnell Doing Stuff?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 5:51pm

Congressional campaigns have been releasing b-roll of their candidates, which can then be used for superPAC ads in their favor. Footage of Sen. Mitch McConnell got some extra attention online.

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For Women, Being A Jock May Also Signal Political Ambition

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 4:15pm

Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest public office.

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The Story Of Calif. Senator's Arrest Reads Like Pulp Fiction

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:12pm

In a case that has stunned California's political community, Sen. Leland Yee is charged with trafficking shoulder-fired missiles and plotting with a character known as "Shrimp Boy."

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West Virginia's Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:05pm

Calling a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy unconstitutional, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bill that would have made it a crime to conduct such a procedure in West Virginia.

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Activists Push Public Financing Of N.Y. Political Campaigns

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:00am

Even as the presidential public financing system has been all but abandoned, advocates are trying to bring such a system to New York state. What happens there could be a model for other states.

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In Politics, Hog Castration Cuts Through The Ad Clutter

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:17pm

When you see an ad like those for Joni Ernst, Senate candidate and ex-hog castrator, you're viewing a message meant to grab voters emotionally because that works better than repetition.

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Week In Politics: Obama In Brussels And A Bridge Scandal Report

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:00pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss President Obama's speech in Brussels and his meeting with Pope Francis.

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Obama Aims To Soothe Strained Relations In Saudi Arabia

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:00pm

President Obama met Friday with the king of Saudi Arabia. There's considerable friction in the U.S.-Saudi relationship at the moment, with key differences over Syria and Iran.

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Afghanistan Getting New Leader, But Don't Expect Karzai To Disappear

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:54am

Afghanistan could pick a leader to replace Hamid Karzai next week, but Taliban members are ramping up attacks. Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara talks about the elections and the future of Afghanistan.

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House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers Won't Seek Re-Election

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:44am

The Republican congressman from Michigan is going to launch a talk show on the Cumulus radio network. He's been one of the GOP's leading voices on issues related to national security.

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The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:01pm

President Obama, once the world leader whose vow of "hope" and "change" excited millions, seemed eclipsed in that department Thursday by Pope Francis.

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Women And Wealth: Local To Global Money Lessons

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:31pm

In the weeks leading up to Tax Day on April 15, NPR will explore the topic of women and wealth. The stories and conversations will cover working, investing and sharing lessons about money.

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As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:10pm

With enrollment numbers lagging, residents getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads and a close Senate race serving as a backdrop, the state was the focus of a White House conference call Thursday.

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Voting Rights Fight Takes New Direction

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:47pm

Voting rights activists say they're seeing a change in the debate this year — fewer new restrictions and, in some places, a hint of bipartisanship.

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Internal Report Clears Christie Of Bridgegate, But Dems Don't Buy It

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:00pm

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has released the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The report clears Christie of wrongdoing, but New Jersey Democrats question its validity.

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With $1B In Aid For Ukraine, Congress Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:00pm

Congress has approved a billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine. Both chambers voted in favor, two days after Senate Democrats removed a provision to overhaul the International Monetary Fund.

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