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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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Top Democrat Insists Party Will Hold Senate — But Turnout Is Key

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:43pm

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the Republican Party hasn't changed at all since its 2012 losses and continues to alienate "huge swaths of voters."

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Remembering The Late Politician Reubin Askew

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:51am

The Florida Governor pushed for racial equality in the 1970s, when it was not popular to do so. Ken Rudin, political analyst and host of his own podcast, Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, remembers Askew.

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In Ukraine, Sen. Durbin Says U.S. Is Ready To Provide Nonlethal Aid

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois about his recent trip to Ukraine and U.S. options for dealing with the crisis in the wake of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

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Despite Setbacks, Bipartisan Support Remains For Colorado Exchange

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:00am

Colorado spent years and millions of dollars on creating its own health insurance marketplace. While enrollment hasn't met expectations, the backers of the exchange still support it.

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Obamacare Enrollment Surges Past 5 Million

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 7:53pm

The deadline to sign up for health care through the federal exchanges is March 31. The Congressional Budget Office had projected 6 million would sign up by that date.

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GOP's Health Law Alternative Could Be Messy As Obamacare

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 7:22pm

The Republicans' proposals for an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, judging from the few details available, could threaten some of the health law's most popular features.

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One Year After Party 'Autopsy,' GOP Touts Progress

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:29pm

A year after the release of a Republican Party report on what went wrong in 2012, party leaders say they have better data collection and outreach. Immigration reform, however, remains a thorny issue.

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With Sanctions, Obama Aims For Those Close To Putin

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 3:00pm

The Obama administration is ordering new sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials. The move is designed to penalize Russia for efforts to split Crimea away from Ukraine.

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Is Obama Still 'Deporter In Chief'?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:00am

Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza recently called President Obama 'deporter in chief.' She discusses the administration's review of deportations with Fernando Espuelas of Univision.

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In Illinois, A Governor's Luck Gets Tested Again

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 9:06am

With the Illinois economy and state finances in bad shape, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has a rough re-election ahead of him. But he's been counted out before and his likely GOP foe has flaws of his own.

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Unions Mobilize To Fight Political Novice In Illinois' GOP Primary

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:00am

Republicans hope to take the governor's mansion in Democratic Illinois. If Bruce Rauner wins the GOP nomination as predicted Tuesday, he'll take on incumbent Pat Quinn, who has lost popularity.

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Google Glass: Coming Soon To A Campaign Trail Near You

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 4:00am

Google Glass is still in the testing phase and still rather expensive, but that hasn't stopped political professionals from looking for ways Google Glass can become a powerful tool for campaigns.

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CIA Pulled Out Of The Shadows With Feinstein's Charge

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 3:00pm

Sen. Dianne Feinstein accused CIA staff of improperly accessing Senate computers on Tuesday. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times and ex-Rep. Jane Harman about the conflict.

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