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Senate Panel's Report On CIA Calls Harsh Tactics Ineffective

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:27am

Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee released a report saying the CIA misled higher-ups and didn't accurately describe its post-Sept. 11 interrogation tactics. The CIA disputes the findings.

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GOP Senators Call Details In Senate's CIA Report 'Simply Wrong'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:34am

Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said the release of the report "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."

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'Obamacare' Expert Apologizes For Remarks On Law's Creation

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:13am

MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber had said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law passed. Critics say that displays the deceit that went into creating the law.

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Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.

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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.

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Sources: FAA May Require Licenses To Fly Commercial Drones

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:08am

The FAA has been struggling to write the rules for unmanned aircraft like the ones Amazon and other companies are developing. But a proposal is finally expected this month.

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New Entry Program Reunites Some Immigrants With Their Children

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:07pm

A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.

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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:06pm

Environmentalists, union members and consumer advocates demonstrated against trade negotiators Monday. In an interesting political twist, many Tea Party Republicans agree with the liberal activists.

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How Washington's Odd Couple Transformed Welfare

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:54pm

The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal welfare plan.

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Republicans Call Ongoing 'Bridgegate' Investigation A Political Witch-Hunt

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:31pm

A new report says there's no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in advance. But Democrats say there are still unanswered questions about what the governor knew.

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U.S. Boosts Security At Facilities Ahead Of Torture Report's Release

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:54pm

The White House says the report "could lead to a greater risk" to U.S. facilities and individuals around the world, but that the president supported the Senate's release scheduled for Tuesday.

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A Fleeting Peek At The Prince And The President

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:57am

Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.

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Democratic Mayors Back Obama's Immigration Plan, Citing Economic Benefits

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:23am

Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.

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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

In her runoff against Republican Bill Cassidy, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D.-La., didn't just lose — she was walloped. The win gave the GOP complete dominance of the Deep South in the Senate.

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:46am

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:45am

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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Mary Landrieu Loses Senate Seat In La. Runoff

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:54pm

Democrat Mary Landrieu was the lone Democrat from the deep south in the Senate. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Emory University professor Andra Gillespie about the changing political landscape of the South.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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