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Back From Recess, Congress Opens With Scandal

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:29pm

Monday was a rough day for House Speaker John Boehner: One of his members was indicted on federal charges, and another announced he wouldn't seek re-election after an alleged affair.

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New York Rep. Michael Grimm Indicted On 20 Counts

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:00pm

Rep. Michael Grimm of New York turned himself in to face federal charges related to a health food restaurant he ran before he was elected to Congress. The Republican congressman says he's innocent and plans to run for re-election this fall, but Democrats have have high hopes of flipping the last GOP-held seat in New York City.

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New Film 'All About Ann' Looks At The Life Of A Texan Leader

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:31am

A new HBO film, All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State looks at one of the most formidable political figures of her time, and the last Democrat ever to serve as governor of Texas.

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South Sudan: History Was Always Against Us

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:29am

South Sudan is reeling after rebels reportedly massacred hundreds of civilians last week. Host Michel Martin learns what this means for the future of the young country.

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Rep. Grimm Surrenders To Federal Agents; Charges Pending

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:43am

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-NY, has turned himself in to authorities who are expected to indict him on federal charges. Grimm has been under investigation for fraud and campaign finance irregularities.

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Conservatives Yet To Rally Around Obamacare Replacement

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:15am

Congressional Republicans say they want to repeal and replace Obamacare, but they've been light on details of what the alternative might look like.

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NRA Says It's Not Bothered By Gun Control Group's Protest

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 9:08am

The National Rifle Association's convention drew a counter-demonstration in Indianapolis this weekend, as advocates for gun control pressed their own agenda.

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Dole Reflects On A Long Career As He Cruises His Home State

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 7:03am

Former Sen. Bob Dole has returned home to Kansas for a thank-you tour. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the 90-year-old senator about his career.

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Rep. Michael Grimm To Face Criminal Charges, Lawyer Says

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 8:38am

The exact charges haven't been announced; the Staten Island lawmaker and former FBI agent, who was first elected to Congress in 2010, has been under investigation for campaign finance and fraud.

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Pay-To-Play Laws Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:54pm

The latest Supreme Court ruling easing campaign finance laws could trigger a challenge to pay-to-play laws. That would affect two governors with national ambitions: Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie.

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The Campaign Ad Challenge: Relate A Biography In 30 Seconds Or Less

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:04pm

In the beginning stages of the 2014 midterm election cycle, some memorable campaign ads are starting to appear. Some early trends are emerging, as well.

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Week In Politics: Middle East Peace Talks And Ukraine Offensive

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:04pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss turmoil in Ukraine and the suspension of Middle East peace talks.

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Boehner Mocks GOP Colleagues For Immigration Fears

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:53pm

Back home in his Ohio district, Speaker John Boehner had fun at the expense of fellow House Republicans who are reluctant — or afraid — to tackle an immigration overhaul.

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Maryland's Obamacare Stumble Fails To Sway Governor's Race

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:37pm

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown might as well be wearing teflon. Despite overseeing the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange, he's still the Democratic front-runner.

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Cliven Bundy, #myNYPD: Public Relations Fails?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:23am

Both rancher Cliven Bundy and the New York Police Department had a rough week in the spotlight. The Barbershop guys weigh in on the risks of talking or tweeting too much.

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'Blood Victory' In Medical Research Dispute

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:16am

The Havasupai Native American tribe celebrated Blood Victory Day this week. That's the anniversary of their legal victory over researchers who misused members' blood samples without proper consent.

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Is Anti-Semitism In Ukraine A Real Threat?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:08am

Tensions remain high in Ukraine, and there are also concerns that anti-Semitism is taking root during the political crisis. Richard Brodsky of Demos discusses the issue.

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What's Next For Divided Supreme Court?

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:03am

The Supreme Court handed down major decisions on some controversial cases this week. David Savage of the Los Angeles Times and Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog discuss the rulings and what's next.

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Nevada Rancher Defends Remarks, Loses Supporters

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:50am

Cliven Bundy became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the feds in a fight over grazing rights. GOP politicians quickly distanced themselves after he made comments about blacks and slavery.

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On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:29pm

JFK is running for a Georgia state Senate seat this year — John Flanders Kennedy, that is. He's a Republican, but his signs bear an uncanny similarity to the logo the former president once used.

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