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Rep. Labrador On Immigration Action: 'This Is Illegal'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:27pm

The Republican from Idaho says actions like the one the president will take on immigration tonight "make our country less strong."

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Takata Executive Apologizes To Consumers In Capitol Hill Testimony

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:24pm

An executive from the Takata Corporation was on Capitol Hill today, answering tough questions about the company's defective airbags, which have been linked to at least three deaths in the U.S. The airbags explode with too much force and send jagged metal fragments flying into passengers.

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Millions Of Americans Could Be Affected By Obama's Immigration Plan

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:16pm

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell's Political Life, Examined, In 'The Cynic'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:09pm

When journalist Alec MacGillis started looking into McConnell's early politics, he says he was "startled" by how moderate the Republican used to be. The book traces McConnell's shift to the right.

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So What Is An 'Executive Action' Anyway?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:43pm

President Obama is preparing to take executive action on immigration. But some people are calling it an "executive order." There's a big difference between the two terms.

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Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:18pm

Other potential GOP candidates side with Tea Party-backed opposition to the education standards, but the former Florida governor is not backing away from his longstanding support.

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Republicans Warn Obama Ahead Of Planned Immigration Action

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:45am

The president's action, to be announced later today, will grant temporary relief to some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Republicans could strip away funds that would go toward Obama's order.

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Obama To Spell Out Immigration Plans In Prime-Time Address

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Then on Friday, President Obama will speak about immigration at a Las Vegas High School. It's the same school where Obama launched his push for an immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.

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Obama Executive Action Could Foment Government Shutdown Drama

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.

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Sen. Sanders Weighs In On Foreign Policy Issues

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

Vermont's Bernie Sanders says his main focus is on working-class Americans. But the independent senator says he might run for president — putting foreign policy issues in his hands.

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GOP Governors' Meeting Showcases Potential Presidential Candiates

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

It's the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. As a group, they're riding high after a successful election. And already, several are looking ahead to 2016.

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Rep. Steve King, The Unlikeliest Amnesty Supporter

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:44pm

Rep. Michele Bachmann joked with reporters that the noted conservative "called up the president" and begged him to declare amnesty on immigration.

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Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:21pm

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:56pm

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old report will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate in January.

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Sen. Angus King: Executive Action On Immigration Could Backfire

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:36pm

Melissa Block talks with Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, about his decision to vote "no" on the Keystone XL pipeline and his thoughts on Obama's plan to take executive action on immigration.

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No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Congress may push for change on several big education issues, including a rewrite of the law known as No Child Left Behind. But it's also clear that, even on classroom issues that seem to have bipartisan support — including Pre-K funding — Democrats and Republicans may have trouble compromising.

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For Freshman Members On Capitol Hill, Office Lottery Is Like 'Hunger Games'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

Freshman members started learning the ways of the Capitol this week — everything from office supplies to parking and even voting.

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After Successful Election, Republican Governors Look Ahead To 2016

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

Republican governors and governors-elect are in Florida this week for the Republican Governors' Association conference. After a successful election, they are meeting to discuss the party's message and direction.

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Acting Director Of Secret Service Testifies On Capitol Hill

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

The acting director of the Secret Service made his first appearance before a congressional committee on Wednesday following a security breach that led to the resignation of the previous chief.

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Republicans Criticize Obama's Immigration Actions Ahead Of Unveiling

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:24pm

President Obama will unveil his executive actions on immigration Thursday, but Republicans aren't waiting for the announcement to criticize the move.

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