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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Grassley Leads Senate Judiciary Panel As Loretta Lynch Hearings Begin

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.

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Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:14am

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — part of a climate change strategy.

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Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:56pm

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:28pm

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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Obama Makes Guest Appearance On Modi's Radio Show

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:10pm

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts a radio show and this week his guest was President Barack Obama. They answered questions from a curious Indian public.

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Koch Brothers Rival GOP With Plans To Spend $900 Million In 2016

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:10pm

The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers have announced their fundraising goal for the 2016 election: nearly $900 million, which puts the assorted secret-money groups in the same league as the national Republican Party.

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Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:01am

President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529 plans. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class.

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How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:01am

Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.

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Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.

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The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:05pm

New numbers from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office shows Obamacare implementation will cost 20 percent less than expected through its first decade.

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:07pm

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects say no.

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GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to pass a resolution to show national unity in the war on ISIS. GOP lawmakers say Obama must draft that resolution, even as they sue him for acting alone on immigration.

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India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm

Camels, dancers, military hardware and marching bands — all are on display in India before an American president trying to open a new chapter in U.S.-Indian relations.

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Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:46pm

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

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Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.

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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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Will We See Veto Battle On Capitol Hill?

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 4:12pm

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:24am

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

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Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:02pm

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."

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