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Addressing Border Crisis, Politicians Find Invitation In Misperception

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:50pm

The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing Tuesday to address the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.

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Will Mississippi's Black Democrats Save A Republican?

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:28am

Democrats who didn't go to the polls for their own primary can vote in today's runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. That could boost incumbent Thad Cochran — or mobilize support for his challenger.

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Calif. Lawmakers To Debate Controversial Gun-Control Bill

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:47am

Democrats have proposed several bills in response to last month's deadly attack near the University of California-Santa Barbara. One dubbed the"gun violence restraining order gets a hearing Tuesday.

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A Bear On The Loose In Washington

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:32am

There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.

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IRS Head Says No Obstruction Of Congress In Probe

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 1:09am

Commissioner John Koskinen brushed aside accusations Monday evening that the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of Tea Party and other political groups.

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Congressman Rangel Battles For Political Survival

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:07pm

The New York representative runs a real risk of losing to Dominican-American rival Adriano Espaillat in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Rangel is one of the longest-serving members of Congress.

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In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:24pm

In a solidly conservative state, GOP Sen. Tom Coburn's retirement has set off a heated GOP primary between two rising Republican stars. Immigration is a key issue.

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Democrats Hope For Work-Life Balance To Act As Lever In Midterms

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:07pm

The Obama administration held the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families. Keeping a focus on paid leave and equal pay is seen by Democrats as a winning strategy in the midterm elections.

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School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:38pm

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the First Lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.

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Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:21am

Ideas like paid sick, maternity leave and universal preschool will take center stage at the White House Summit on Working Families.

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Congress Keeping Close Watch On Obama's Plans In Iraq

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 4:43pm

President Obama has said that the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military action in Iraq to confront insurgents and that he will consult Congress. But he's said nothing about seeking its approval.

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Hillary Clinton, The Inevitable? Sure Seems Like It

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 3:57am

Clinton's path to the Democratic presidential nomination looks to be wide open, with no one in a position to stop her. Here are three reasons she could take the 2016 contest, if she wants it.

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WATCH: Rep. Ryan Takes IRS Commissioner To Task Over Lost Emails

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 8:02am

During a committee hearing, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan told IRS Commissioner John Koskinen that he did not believe him and that his agency was not being forthcoming.

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GOP Lawmakers Confront IRS Chief Over Lost Emails

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:23pm

Commissioner John Koskinen got a frosty reception from Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee, who accused him of lying about computer crashes that he says account for the missing data.

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U.S.-Foreign Mergers Raise Calls For Tax Reforms

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:57pm

Medical device company Medtronic is merging with another firm and moving its legal headquarters to Ireland. The move is a tax-saving strategy called "inversion," and it's growing more common.

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Twisty Miss. Primary May Mean End Of Road For Longtime Senator

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:20pm

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran faces a tough runoff election against challenger Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator. Mississippi voters will decide whether Cochran gets a chance at a seventh term.

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Ohio Rolls Back Renewable Energy Standards

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:20pm

Many states around the U.S. have adopted policies that encourage the development of renewable energy. Lately, though, there's been a major push nationwide for states to repeal those policies. As Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports, Ohio appears to be the first state to temporarily halt some of their standards for utilities.

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IRS Chief Tangles With Lawmakers Over Missing Emails

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:20pm

IRS commissioner John Koskinen appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee. He tells lawmakers how emails that possibly reveal scrutiny given to Tea Party groups vanished from IRS computers.

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VA Bill Was An Easy Sell, But Some Senators Still Feel Sticker Shock

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:20pm

A preliminary analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says that a Veterans Affairs bill recently passed by the Senate could cost $50 billion per year. No lawmaker wants to vote against veterans, but the price tag has a lot of lawmakers nervous.

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Week In Politics: Military In Iraq And Leadership On The Hill

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:20pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss President Obama's plans for intervention in Iraq and the GOP leadership shuffle in the House.

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