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In Kentucky, McConnell Wins Big Over Tea Party Candidate

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Sen. Mitch McConnell is seeking a sixth term, and he easily beat a Tea Party challenger in Tuesday's primary. In November, he faces Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state.

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House Panel Rejects Military Dream Act

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

The proposal would allow undocumented adults who came to the U.S. as children to enlist in the military, and start on a path to citizenship. The House Rules Committee won't let it come to a vote.

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House To Vote On Fate Of A-10 Warthogs

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Faced with tight budget requirements, the Pentagon wants to retire the jet fighters known as tank-killers for their ability to attack enemy forces at close range. Lawmakers want to keep the warthogs.

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McConnell Wins Big Over Tea Party Challenger In Kentucky

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:57pm

Sen. Mitch McConnell's large victory in Kentucky suggested that he could have a fairly unified party behind him come November.

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White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone Strikes

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:36pm

The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.

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Obamacare Buried By Avalanche Of Negative Ads, Study Finds

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:57pm

According to an analysis of Affordable Care Act advertising, an unprecedented amount of money was spent on negative ads attacking the law. And very little was spent defending it.

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Despite Drama, Oregon GOP Choice Comes Down To Purity, Practicality

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:16pm

Two Republicans with compelling personal stories, Monica Wehby and Jason Conger, are vying for the chance to unseat Oregon's incumbent Democratic senator, Jeff Merkley.

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Lawmakers Seek Delay On Healthy Lunch Rules For Schools

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:57pm

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

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Voters Go To Polls On Primary Season's Busiest Day Yet

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:24pm

In a day packed full of primaries, voters headed to the polls in six states — including three that are expected to have highly competitive Senate races.

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Judge Refuses To Drop Charges Against Former Va. Gov. McDonnell

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:05pm

A federal judge refused to drop any of the 14 corruption charges against Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. He also refused a motion to have them tried separately.

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Calif. GOP Congressman Pushes 'Military Dreamer' Act

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:28am

Rep. Jeff Denham wants to attach his ENLIST Act onto the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, even if it rubs some of his colleagues the wrong way.

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Waiting At VA Hospitals: A Matter Of Life And Death

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:19am

The Veterans Administration is under scrutiny after reports say it makes patients wait too long to see doctors. NPR correspondent Quil Lawrence discusses what happened and the possible fallout.

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What To Watch In Tuesday's Elections

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:03am

One of the biggest political questions of the year will be answered: Can Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell withstand a Tea Party challenge?

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CIA Says It Will No Longer Use Vaccine Programs As Cover

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:45am

Answering health experts' complaints that using vaccinations for spying had hurt international efforts to fight disease, the CIA says it has stopped the practice.

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How Big A Factor Will Obamacare Be In Midterm Elections?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:09am

Voters are choosing congressional nominees in half-a-dozen state primaries on Tuesday. Those states run the gamut in their experience with the Affordable Care Act.

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Tea Party Stumbles As GOP Establishment Flexes Fundraising Strength

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:58pm

Tea Party candidates did well in GOP primary elections in 2010 and 2012; this year, not so much. Part of this lack of success is because establishment candidates have generally out-raised them.

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Occupy Wall Street Activist Gets 90 Days For Assaulting Officer

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:48pm

Cecily McMillan was convicted earlier this month of elbowing a police officer during her arrest at an OWS rally in March 2012.

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Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:27am

Primary elections are scheduled in six states on Tuesday, including Pennsylvania. There, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.

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McConnell Faces Challenge From The Right In Tuesday Midterms

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 6:37am

On Tuesday, voters in six states head to the polls for primary elections. NPR's Charles Mahtesian gives NPR's Lynn Neary a preview of what to expect.

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How A Conservative Darling Could Lose His Conservative State

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 6:03am

Sam Brownback's reelection as the GOP governor of Kansas might have been a slam dunk, but he's managed to anger enough constituency groups — including some Republicans — that now he faces a real race.

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