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In Some Midterm Races, There's Still No Winner

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:29pm

More than a week after Election Day, a handful of congressional races across the country are still undecided. Some are still too close to call, while others will be settled in a December runoff.

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Is The Election Over Yet?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:29pm

Election day has come and gone but in some midterm races, there's no winner just yet.

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Back In Washington, Louisiana's Senate Campaigns Continue

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, candidates in the state's runoff election for Senate, are each pushing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone pipeline.

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McConnell Elected To Lead Senate GOP; Boehner, Reid Return To Party Posts

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Senate Democrats and Republicans, as well as the House GOP caucus, held closed-door elections today to select their leaders. NPR's Ailsa Chang and Juana Summers explain what this means and why it matters.

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Obama Plans To Use Executive Action To Reshape Immigration

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Obama has said he will take executive action on immigration by the end of the year; now, as NPR's Tamara Keith tells Audie Cornish, there are reports he could act as soon as the end of next week.

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Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:03pm

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:37am

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and minorities and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.

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Immigration Divides Washington; Permanent Resolution Unlikely

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

President Obama is planning to use his executive authority to offer temporary deportation relief to certain groups of immigrants. The Republicans say if he does, all bets are off.

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After 4 Years As House Speaker, Boehner Looks Stronger Than Ever

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

While John Boehner has held the speaker's gavel, it often looked like members of his caucus were in control. With a gain of more than a dozen GOP seats, Boehner might have some more maneuvering room.

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House, Senate To Vote On Keystone After Landrieu Calls For Vote

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:48am

Legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life after Senate Democrats abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in Louisiana.

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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:03pm

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.

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Mitch McConnell's Mission: Making The Senate Work Again

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:44pm

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell has wanted to be Senate majority leader since grade school. Now, as he starts his sixth term in office, he'll finally get his wish.

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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:01pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.

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Congress' Newest Members Come To Washington

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

The newly elected members of Congress arrived in Washington today to begin orientation for their new jobs.

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At The Supreme Court, Tracing A Fine Line Between Politics And Race

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

On Wednesday, the Justices took up a redistricting case from Alabama that explores the question of which kinds of political gerrymandering are acceptable and which are not.

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Obamacare Architect Apologizes For Remarks On The Law's Passage

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:45pm

In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.

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In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:13am

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.

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Bush 41 And 43 Share Common Enemy: Saddam Hussein

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

Former President George W. Bush discusses with NPR's David Greene how both he and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, waged war against Saddam Hussein, and the state of Iraq today.

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Lame-Duck Congress Gets Back To Work After Midterm Elections

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

On the to-do list is a spending bill to continue government funding past Dec. 11, and a tax bill to preserve some long-standing breaks. First up, are leadership elections.

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