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Tea Party Losing Every Senate Battle And Winning The War

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:55pm

Meaningful as this rightward shift has been for the GOP and the Senate, the insurgent elements would have preferred to actually knock off a few of their targets.

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How To Botch Latino Outreach

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:25am

The Republican Party's effort to court Hispanics is being muddled by some very off-message, anti-immigration rhetoric from GOP House members.

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LA Archbishop Gomez Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Jose Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles — he was born in Mexico, and became an American citizen a few years ago. Steve Inskeep talks to Gomez about his views on U.S. immigration policy.

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Remembering The Emotional Fallout From Nixon's Resignation

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Forty years ago Friday, President Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal. He made a speech and got on a helicopter to head back to California.

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Sen. Lamar Alexander Overcomes Tea Party Challenge

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:22pm

The two-term Tennessee senator's win marks a milestone for the Republican establishment: a Senate primary season in which every serious Tea Party challenge to an incumbent was fended off.

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Embattled Montana Senator Silent On Plans

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:34pm

In the wake of plagiarism accusations, Sen. John Walsh canceled campaign events this week. Democrats are working to find another candidate in the event he withdraws from the Senate race.

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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02am

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.

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Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:21pm

At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.

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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.

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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.

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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrats Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.

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After Discrimination Finding, Jury's Out On Memphis Juvenile Courts

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:49am

The U.S. Justice Department bashed the juvenile justice system in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2012. Now, Memphis courts are trying to find a way forward.

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After Discrimination Finding, Jury's Out On Memphis Juvenile Courts

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:49am

The U.S. Justice Department bashed the juvenile justice system in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2012. Now, Memphis courts are trying to find a way forward.

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GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:26pm

Radiologist Milton Wolf, who compared himself to Ted Cruz, put up a strong primary fight, but the veteran Kansas senator prevailed. It's the latest blow to Tea Party hopes of ousting a GOP incumbent.

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GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:26pm

The veteran Kansas Republican senator defeated radiologist Milton Wolf, who fashioned himself in the mold of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.

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How Ronald Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:28pm

Rick Perlstein's new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid-'70s. He says the soul of Reagan's appeal was how he made people feel good.

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How Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:28pm

Rick Perlstein's new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid '70s. He says the soul of Reagan's appeal was how he made people feel good.

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:05am

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:05am

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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Obama Hosts White House Dinner For African Heads Of State

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner.

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