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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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Do We Need This Government Agency? 'Let Me Google That'

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:30am

Why would anyone pay for something when the exact same thing is available for free? That's the question asked of an obscure federal agency pursuing a Cold War mission in the age of the search engine.

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Do We Need This Government Agency? 'Let Me Google That'

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 4:30am

Why would anyone pay for something when the exact same thing is available for free? That's the question asked of an obscure federal agency pursuing a Cold War mission in the age of the search engine.

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High On Tea Party Hit List, Idaho Congressman Looks To Hold On

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 1:12pm

GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a pretty solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions of dollars in outside spending.

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Week In Politics: Karl Rove, Eric Shinseki And A Slew Of Primaries

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:01pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the kerfuffle over Karl Rove's remarks on Hillary Clinton's health, the upcoming primaries in six states, the death of Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder and the continuing tensions surrounding Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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Watergate Conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder Dies At 79

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:45pm

As President Nixon's deputy campaign committee head, Magruder helped authorize the unsuccessful break-in of the Democratic National Committee's headquarters on June 17, 1972.

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A Role Reversal In Pennsylvania's Race For Governor

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:39pm

GOP Gov. Tom Corbett is using a populist attack against Tom Wolf, the businessman who's leading the Democratic field in the May 20 primary.

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Top VA Health Official Resigns Amid Scandal Over Treatment Delays

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:59pm

The resignation of the department's undersecretary for health comes a day after he and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before Congress.

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How Do You Count 500 Million Votes? A Look At India's Election

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:32am

Parliamentary elections in the world's largest democracy ended on Friday with a landslide victory for the opposition. Photos offer a glimpse at the logistics behind a massive, six-week election.

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Wole Soyinka: I Just Want Those Monsters Exterminated

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:09am

The Nigerian Nobel laureate says the abduction of more than 250 girls by extremist group Boko Haram is a defining moment for his country.

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Shinseki Pressed By Senate Panel On VA Hospital Delays

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is trying to get to the bottom of claims that veterans are waiting months for medical appointments. VA hospitals say everyone is being seen within 14 days.

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Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:35am

Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas says he routinely gets complaints of Border Patrol agents' unprofessionalism or abuse. O'Rourke and his colleague say training hasn't kept up with the growth of the agency.

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Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:17pm

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $5 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?

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Gay Marriages Cleared In Arkansas, But On Hold In Idaho

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:08pm

In Little Rock, a judge struck down a prohibition on county clerks issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. In Boise, a judge temporarily blocked a ruling allowing such marriages.

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On Hill, VA Chief Shinseki Faces Hospital Death Allegations

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:08pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before a Senate committee Thursday, responding to allegations that dozens of veterans died during a long wait for medical treatment in the U.S.

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On The Hill And Off It, Two Different GOP Positions On Minimum Wage

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

Prominent Republicans — including former presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty — have endorsed a minimum wage hike in recent weeks. And in Vermont, lawmakers approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage, in a deal brokered by a Republican state senator. Nevertheless, a nationwide increase faces solid Republican opposition in Congress.

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After Nearly 50 Years In Office, Conyers Might Not Make The Ballot

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

A local elections official has ruled that Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, who's served in the House for nearly 50 years, has failed to collect enough valid signatures to appear on the Democratic primary ballot. He's appealing the decision; if he loses, it could be an ignominious end to a distinguished career.

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FCC Votes To Open Debate On New Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?

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