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Week In Politics: Ukraine, Poverty And The Health Care Deadline

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:00pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and Russia, the GOP position on poverty issues and the approaching deadline for ACA enrollment.

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With Clock Ticking Down, Obama Polishes Judicial Legacy

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 2:55pm

The profile of the judiciary has already changed significantly under Obama, especially when it comes to the diversity of the bench.

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Former White House Official: Putin Wants 'New Russian Empire'

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 2:28pm

Former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley tell NPR that the U.S. and EU must stick together on sanctions.

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Romney's Job In Idaho: Prevent GOP Voters From Veering 'Wild Right'

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00am

Idaho is one of a few states where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney can still be an effective campaigner. Romney has been stumping there for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson. Both are facing May primary challenges from Tea Party candidates.

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With New Inquiry, Harry Reid Raises Stakes In Senate-CIA Clash

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:44pm

The majority leader informed the CIA director that the Senate's chief law enforcement officer would be conducting a "forensic examination" to get answers in the unprecedented dispute.

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With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:01pm

Between President Obama's weakened approval ratings, the Affordable Care Act and widespread economic worries, Democrats find themselves on the defensive in the battle for the Senate.

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Between Mayor And Governor, Trace A Democratic Party Fault Line

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:00pm

Both New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are Democrats, but they've clashed on several issues. It may be evidence of a rift between populists and centrists within the Democratic Party.

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Robert Strauss, Former Party Chairman And Powerbroker, Dies At 95

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:17pm

Strauss, a well-connected Texas lawyer who served as DNC chairman, advised presidents from both parties.

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Soaring Lime Prices Put Squeeze On Restaurants, Food Lovers

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:19am

The price of limes in the U.S. is skyrocketing, and that could have something to do with Mexico's drug war. Gustavo Arellano explains why. He writes the syndicated column "Ask a Mexican."

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Obama's Surgeon General Nominee Stuck In Limbo

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama's nominee for surgeon general has a medical degree and an MBA, but his confirmation is being held up in the Senate because of special-interest politics and Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns.

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White House Launches Climate Change Data Website

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:04pm

Climate.data.gov is designed to make government data more accessible to researchers and industries trying to adapt to global warming.

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Capitol's Immigration Stagnation Gets Dreamers Moving On The Border

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:00pm

With deportations at a record high under the Obama administration, and with immigration reform stalled in Congress, Dreamer protest groups are trying to keep the issue alive with actions of their own.

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Even Amid Tensions, Russia's PR Team Is At Home In D.C.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:00pm

As the U.S. seeks to penalize Russia, the country still has a strong lobbying presence in D.C. How much of a pariah must a nation become before it loses its public presence in the U.S. capital?

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Is Organizing For Action Too Close To The White House?

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:00am

Organizing for Action, the social welfare group formed out of President Obama's campaign organization, has stumbled over its own fundraising rules. Now it's trying to clean things up.

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Potential Charges Against Incumbent Throw D.C. Mayor's Race Up In Air

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:00am

The possible indictment of incumbent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has turned what many expected to be a routine election into a referendum on whether voters trust him.

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Rauner Wins GOP Nomination For Illinois Governor

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:19pm

Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner advances to a November matchup with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. "It's a choice between failure of the past and a new day," he said in his victory speech.

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Rauner Wins GOP Nomination For Illinois Governor

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:11pm

Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner defeated three longtime state lawmakers — including the current state treasurer.

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A Bittersweet Goodbye: White House Pastry Chef To Move On

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:57pm

Bill Yosses had to learn to make leaner, more healthful versions of his recipes when Michelle Obama moved in. He says those lessons have inspired his next venture in New York.

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Obama's Foreign Policy: More Second-Term Misses Than Hits

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:47pm

Second-term presidents who find themselves limited by congressional constraints often see foreign policy as an arena for success. But it seems to be giving President Obama more fits than achievements.

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Nevada Court Quagmire Waits — And Waits — For Voters To Solve It

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:00pm

The courts are clogged in Nevada, partly because the state doesn't have an intermediate appeals court. Will Stone of Reno Public Radio reports that swaying voters to create one could prove difficult.

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