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Congress Repeals Medicare 'Doc Fix' Law, Ending Annual Scramble

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:39pm

The "doc fix", which postpones cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, has been an annual ritual in Congress for years. Now a permanent repeal of the doc fix takes care of the problem for good.

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In Or Out In Congress? Gyrocopters, Tweets To Iran, Downton Abbey

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:55pm

In Congress, just like at any storied American institution — McDonald's, New York Fashion Week, the Bush and Clinton families — trends come and go.

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Throwback Thursday: Reagan Announces Run For President

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:03am

Imagine a time when presidential candidates declared just two months before Iowa. Flashback to 1979 when Ronald Reagan announced. It's not just timing that's shifted, so has the culture.

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Hacked Touchscreen Voting Machine Raises Questions About Election Security

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:03am

Virginia found 1-in-5 of its touchscreen machines vulnerable to attack with passwords as easy as "abcde." As more voting goes automated, more concerns are being raised.

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President Obama To Remove Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:33pm

President Obama intends to take Cuba off of the list of state sponsors of terrorism, and now Congress has a month and a half to decide if it wants to stop the process.

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Sen. Corker Says Congress Didn't Yield On Compromise Iran Bill

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker about the compromise language for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday night.

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Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:38pm

Robyn Gritz investigated major national security threats, but says the FBI drummed her out of a job after she fell out of favor with her supervisors. She went on to sell cosmetics and answer phones.

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Congress Says It Will Not Tolerate 'Agents Gone Wild'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:40am

The latest episode: sexual misconduct and security lapses by employees at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Secret Service.

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You Didn't Check The 'Presidential Election Campaign' Box On Your Taxes, Did You?

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:03am

The little box is for presidential public financing. At first, it was relatively popular but now fewer people are checking the box and more candidates are rejecting the funds.

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Clinton Tours Iowa; Begins Outlining 4 Pillars Of Her Campaign

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton says she's running for president because "Americans and their families need a champion." She's trying to convey that message on her first trip to Iowa since announcing her candidacy.

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Obama, Senate Compromise Gives Congress A Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:10am

A Senate committee voted for a bill that gives Congress a review of the Iran nuclear accord. The president had threatened to veto such a bill but it was amended to address some of his objections.

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A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:03am

After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses at the FBI to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an office where he sat alone. He says the agency isolated and retaliated against him.

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Historian: John Wilkes Booth Not A Deranged Lone Madman

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:34am

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, historian Terry Alford explores John Wilkes Booth's life and how the assassination affected his family.

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Congress Approves Longer-Term Fix For Medicare Reimbursements

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:41pm

Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.

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Andrew Johnson's Presidency Highlighted Issues With Vice Presidential Selection

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:38pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry about the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Andrew Johnson presidency.

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Presidential Campaign Logos Reach New Level Of Sophistication

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

From water bottles and bumper stickers, to fundraising emails and Twitter accounts, the logos of the 2016 presidential candidates will soon be plastered across the country.

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Presidential Candidates Move Away From Public Financing

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

You can still check the box on your 1040 federal income tax return and earmark $3 for presidential public financing.

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Senate Panel Backs Bill To Allow Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Immigrant-Rights Activists In Seattle Claim Victory In Child Deportation Case

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

A federal judge in Seattle has given immigrant advocates a victory.

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Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Presidential Campaign With First Events In Iowa

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

Hillary Clinton makes her first public appearances in Iowa Tuesday as a declared 2016 presidential candidate. Her campaign's strategy is to keep this first visit purposefully low key and play down any sense of inevitability.

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