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The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:05pm

New numbers from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office shows Obamacare implementation will cost 20 percent less than expected through its first decade.

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:07pm

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects say no.

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GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to pass a resolution to show national unity in the war on ISIS. GOP lawmakers say Obama must draft that resolution, even as they sue him for acting alone on immigration.

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India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm

Camels, dancers, military hardware and marching bands — all are on display in India before an American president trying to open a new chapter in U.S.-Indian relations.

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Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:46pm

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

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Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.

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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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Will We See Veto Battle On Capitol Hill?

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 4:12pm

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:24am

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

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Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:02pm

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:02pm

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:22pm

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

President Obama arrives in India Saturday for a visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Scott Simon talks to NPR's Julie McCarthy from New Delhi about what the trip means for US-India relations.

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

In his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a little-remembered WWII national child-care program, holding it up as an example he hopes expanded federal subsidies can emulate.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:35pm

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.

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Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:23pm

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.

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Why Would Marco Rubio Run For President? Why Wouldn't He?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:19pm

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is putting out the word that he is pushing ahead with a 2016 presidential run.

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5 Surprises From President Obama's YouTube Interviews

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:49pm

The president didn't stray far from his talking points, but the questions were surprisingly candid anyway.

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Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:16pm

The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.

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