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EPA To Propose Rules To Deeply Cut Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose rules to regulate the amount of carbon pollution existing facilities can release.

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EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:21am

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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Political Division Over Effect Of Swapping 5 Detainees For POW

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 4:13pm

In exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. transferred five detainees from Guantanamo to Qatar. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry about the swap.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:21pm

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

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Shinseki Couldn't Outflank Election-Year Politics

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:54pm

By President Obama's own admission, politics had a lot to do with why he decided to accept VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation.

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In Mississippi, A Senate Race Derailed By A Blogger's Photos

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:17pm

Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel is struggling to stay on message after his supporters allegedly exploited longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife.

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House Vote Aims To Derail DOJ Processing Of Clemency Petitions

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:45pm

Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly said language inserted by lawmakers to prevent the hire of additional Justice Department attorneys is "absurd."

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GOP House Votes To Leave States Alone On Medical Marijuana

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:44pm

Nearly 50 Republicans signed on to a measure forbidding Department of Justice from interfering with medicinal marijuana laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

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Retired Army Gen. On Shinseki: 'I Don't Look Up To Any Man More'

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:34pm

For more on Gen. Eric Shinseki's decision to step down, Robert Siegel turns to Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the former Vice-Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army.

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Shinseki's Apology Punctuates A Long Career Of Service

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:14pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized for lengthy waits at VA facilities, saying he's ousting the leaders of a VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., after stories about delays in care there. Shinseki's decision to resign marks a muddy end to an illustrious career, which began when he joined the Army nearly five decades ago.

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Week In Politics: Shinseki's Resignation And Obama At West Point

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:14pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation and President Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point.

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VA Secretary Shinseki Steps Down Amid Reports Of Systemic Problems

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:14pm

Gen. Eric Shinseki is stepping down as the secretary of veteran's affairs. The decision comes in the midst of growing outrage over scheduling issues in the VA health system.

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What's Ahead For The VA As Shinseki Steps Down?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:15pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday amid the scandal surrounding unofficial wait lists at VA hospitals. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney To Step Down

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:02pm

President Obama, in a surprise appearance at a White House briefing, announced that Carney is resigning.

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Democrats Plan Ad Buys In Some Rather Blue Places

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:03am

Part of the $44 million that House Democrats plan to spend on TV ads this fall is allocated to places like California, Illinois and Massachusetts.

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VA Chief Eric Shinseki Resigns Post, Obama Announces

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:15am

Department of Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki has resigned his position, President Obama says, hours after Shinseki said he would work to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care system.

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Rep. Murphy Aims For Mental Health Bill To Pass Before Next Shooting

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The latest mass shooting has lawmakers on Capitol Hill talking again about overhauling the mental health system. On Thursday, psychologists and others urged Congress to do more.

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Sen. Corker Wants More Lasting Show Of Force In Eastern Europe

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

President Obama laid out his foreign policy vision in a speech at West Point. Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for reaction.

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A Speech To A Nation Weary Of War, And Wary Of The World

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:37pm

The president knows America is deeply disillusioned with foreign wars and moves that seem to lead to them. "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail," he said.

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