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House Republican Conference To Choose Cantor's Successor

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:08am

The House Republican Conference on Thursday will chose a new majority leader, who will succeed Eric Cantor at the end of the month. Cantor is stepping down after losing last week's primary.

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Suspect's Capture Doesn't Arrest Benghazi Suspicions

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:06pm

The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a key suspect in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack, did little to change the political polarity of the event.

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The Would-be Ambassador To Norway, Who's Never Been There Himself

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:06pm

President Obama nominated George Tsunis, a major Democratic fundraiser in 2012, to the post of ambassador to Norway, and many Norwegian-Americans are moving to block Tsunis as unqualified.

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Lightning-Fast Trades Go Beneath The Congressional Microscope

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:06pm

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is holding a hearing on problems in the financial markets caused by high-frequency trading firms.

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The Roads Not Taken: Obama's Travels Leave Out These 4 States

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 2:13pm

As president, Barack Obama has traveled to 46 of the 50 states. He has yet to visit Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah — all states he lost by a big margin in 2012.

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Lost IRS Emails Spark Republican Ire

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:40am

House Republicans are demanding to know what happened to missing emails belonging to Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting controversy.

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Democrats Unveil A Bill To Ban Internet Fast Lanes

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:01am

Lawmakers are stepping into the ongoing tussle over whether companies should have to pay more for faster Internet service to consumer homes.

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Senate Panel Considers Mayor Castro To Be HUD Secretary

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, 39, is in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, for his first hearing on his nomination to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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White House Dogged By Group Responsible For Iraq Crisis

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:33am

The crisis in Iraq has become a political problem for President Obama. Analysts say the White House needs to stop Iraq and Syria from becoming safe havens for terrorists.

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Poll: Congressional Approval At Dangerous Low Point

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10pm

A new Gallup survey finds key midterm election indicators at or approaching historic lows. Satisfaction with the direction of the country is also near rock bottom.

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Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:01pm

A new HBO drama, God Save Texas, is set to take the chaos and color of the Texas political scene to the small screen.

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Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:22am

Law professor Randall Kennedy's memories of the Jim Crow South include his mother packing food to avoid stopping on long trips. He says the symbolism of these little moments is still important today.

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Is Educational Change Coming For Native Americans?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:22am

President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.

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Iraq Violence: Is There an End In Sight?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:22am

As the violence in Iraq begins to close in on Baghdad, host Michel Martin learns more about the conflict from The Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi, and former U.S. interpreter Tariq Abu Khumra.

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Could Political Patronage In Chicago Be A Thing Of The Past?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10am

A federal judge in Chicago will decide on Monday whether to end the federal monitoring of hiring, firing and promotions in city government to ensure politics is not a part of the process.

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Political Daughters Carry On The Familly Name In Congress

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:23am

Serving in Congress is increasingly a family business. NPR's political editor Charlie Mahtesian tells NPR's Rachel Martin that more and more, daughters of politicians are following in their fathers' footsteps.

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Congressman Pushes Income-Based Student Loan Plan

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:23am

A plan to pay down student debt with taxes on the wealthy failed this week in the Senate. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., tells NPR's Rachel Martin about another plan he's been pushing for years.

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Obama Takes A Trip To A Sioux Indian Reservation

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 7:03am

President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Davis, director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, about his visit.

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Cantor's Defeat Was Local, But Reverberations Are National

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 7:03am

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered a huge primary loss to a Tea Party candidate. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR political editor Ron Elving about the week in politics.

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Tea Party Firebrand To Challenge McCarthy For Majority Leader

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:57pm

Rep. Raul Labrador, who was swept into Congress on the 2010 anti-establishment wave, is throwing his hat in the ring to replace Eric Cantor.

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