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House Panel Wants More Done To Undermine Boko Haram

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

The House Foreign Affairs Committee got a briefing on the threat from Boko Haram, a terrorist group that has kidnapped and is holding hundreds of Nigerian girls captive.

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Democratic Team Picked For Benghazi Panel

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has named Democrats to the special committee investigating the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya in 2012. There have already been 8 probes into the attacks.

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VA's Health System: Some Love It, Some Hate It

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

Nearly 30 VA facilities are accused of falsifying statistics on how long veterans must wait for care. President Obama said the problems go back decades, but most veterans are satisfied with the care.

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Former Obama Campaigner Tries Running For Himself In Iowa

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 2:30am

Brad Anderson helped the president in Iowa in 2008 and 2012, but he's never campaigned on his own behalf. He cites Obama as an inspiration, but others might not be as quick to start their own races.

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Supreme Court Halts Execution Of Missouri Inmate

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 6:46pm

The justices ruled that a lower federal court needs to re-examine the case of Russell Bucklew, who was hours away from being put to death when he was granted a temporary stay on Tuesday.

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Pelosi Picks Democratic Team For Benghazi Panel

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 6:07pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to play ball with the House Benghazi select committee was defensive in nature.

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In Kentucky, An Epic Senate Race Takes Shape

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:25pm

While GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's strategy is to attack Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes as a tool of her national party, she's seeking to put the senator on the defensive over women's issues.

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40 Years After Watergate, A Look Back At Nixon's Downfall

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:52pm

Political journalist Elizabeth Drew chronicled the events of 1974 in her recently-reissued Washington Journal. She tells NPR's Robert Siegel that she sees "a certain nobility" in Nixon's resilience.

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Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Strike Policy

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:10pm

The Senate will consider a judicial nominee who wrote legal advice approving drone strikes against Americans overseas. Critics question executive branch authority to execute citizens without trial.

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How The Koch Brothers Remade America's Political Landscape

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:10pm

Charles and David Koch have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to bring their libertarian views into the mainstream. In a new book, Daniel Schulman looks at the roots of their ideology.

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Obama: U.S. Military In Chad To Aid Search For Missing Schoolgirls

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:39pm

The president tells Congress that 80 U.S. Armed Forces personnel have been deployed to the central African nation to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped last month in Nigeria.

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It May Not Be A Tea Party Year, But Outsiders Are Still Thriving

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:12pm

It's clear this year that this will not be another 2010 or 2012, when upstarts embarrassed the GOP's conventional favorites in primary after primary.

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In Primary Races, Republicans Fight Back Tea Party

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:10am

Six states held primaries on Tuesday, and the results were good for the GOP establishment. Host Michel Martin learns more about the results from NPR Politics Editor Charles Mahtesian.

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Are India's Elections A Wake Up Call For The Diaspora?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:07am

An overwhelming win for India's conservative opposition party could profoundly change the direction of the world's largest democracy. But what do Indian Americans think?

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Nigerians Fear 'Things Are Falling Apart Right Before Their Eyes'

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:07am

Five weeks after hundreds of Nigerian school girls were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram, bomb blasts have hit two cities. Journalist Chika Oduah gives an update on the volatile situation.

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Obama: People 'Will Be Held Accountable' For Veterans Affairs Problems

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:25am

Anybody found to have manipulated Veterans Affairs records "will be held accountable," President Obama said Wednesday. He also defended Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.

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In Kentucky Primary, McConnell Bests Tea Party Challenger

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:58am

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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Primary Roundup: 6 States Held Primaries On Tuesday

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

Republican struggles between establishment-backed conservatives and Tea Party rivals are a dominant feature this election season. Georgia had a crowded GOP race that is headed to a July runoff.

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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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