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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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Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 8:52am

The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. But will they work?

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Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:49pm

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.

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Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:27pm

Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.

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Lawmakers Seek To Lay Roadblock To Powerful Painkiller

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 3:00pm

Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.

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Week In Politics: Florida 13 And The CIA

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 3:00pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the Florida special election and Sen. Feinstein's dispute with the CIA.

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After Record Deportations, Obama May Turn To More 'Humane' Options

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 3:00pm

The White House announced the president is willing to review his stance on deportations, a policy that's drawn objection from Hispanics and other groups the president depends on politically.

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Seniors Pay While Congress Argues Over Medicare Pay For Doctors

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 2:26pm

House Republicans passed a bill that would change Medicare's pay formula. To pay for it, the bill would delay penalties for people who don't buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Is The Law Making Us Less Free?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:00am

Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.

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