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Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:40pm

A Pew report found that the number of full-time newspaper reporters covering state politics fell dramatically in the past decade, raising questions about their ability to closely monitor politicians.

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Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:19pm

President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing about the request.

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Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:45pm

The president wants the money to deal with the thousands of minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. Republicans said they want some policy changes; Democrats aren't opposed.

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In The High Drama Of Its 1964 Convention, GOP Hung A Right Turn

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:02pm

In advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican Convention, Robert Siegel speaks with The New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus. They discuss the impact that the Civil Rights Act, passed earlier that year, had on the nomination of Barry Goldwater.

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In A Unanimously Passed Law, The Seeds Of An Immigration Controversy

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:02pm

The handling of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is governed by a law that was passed in 2008. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with David Abramowitz, who helped work on the law when it passed.

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Justice Dept. Declines To Step Into Dispute Between CIA And Senators

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:02pm

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11.

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No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:59pm

The decision brings a muted end to a power struggle that had undermined relations between the intelligence community and the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:39am

Thousands of Central American children are crossing the border and ending up in detention facilities. Host Michel Martin learns more about why so many children are fleeing Central America.

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A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:29am

In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.

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Number Of Registered Democrats In W.Va. Drops To Historic Low

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:27am

Republicans still trail by a wide margin in party registration, but the percentage of Democrats in West Virginia is lower than 50 percent for the first time in more than 80 years.

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FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.

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Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.

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Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.

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Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:23am

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.

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Congress Can Deal With Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:29pm

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large numbers of unaccompanied minors at the border.

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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch-As-Catch-Can

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:14pm

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.

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Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:01pm

Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have taken the same evidence and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.

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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:49pm

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.

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Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:15pm

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.

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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:11pm

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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