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Why Are Kids From Central America Risking Solo Travel To The U.S.?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:18am

The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.

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An Uncertain Future Of The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:09am

The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.

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Is Unlimited Spending On Political Speech A Protected Right?

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:58pm

Do individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech? Legal experts face off on the issue in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:06pm

As CEO of an outdoor equipment retailer, Sally Jewell was used to taking risks. Now, as the secretary of the interior, she has found there's little appetite for it in government.

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As Supreme Court Term Ends, Journalist Examines Its Decisions

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:47pm

The Supreme Court term ended Monday. The New York Times correspondent and lawyer Adam Liptak talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about what the decisions reveal about the nine justices.

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It's The End Of The World As We Know It, So Give Us Money

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:04am

As Monday's second-quarter FEC reporting deadline approached, candidates flooded email inboxes across the land with forecasts of impending doom.

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Another Day, Another Reason For Voters To Loathe Congress

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:02pm

At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.

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Lawmakers Pitch A Gas Tax Hike To Replenish Dwindling Highway Funds

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:10pm

Sens. Chris Murphy and Bob Corker have drawn up a bipartisan proposal to help resolve the Highway Trust Fund's impending financial problems. Their plan would pay for most federal transportation programs with a gasoline tax.

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On The Waterfront, Obama Contends Bridge Repair Coffers Beg Refilling

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:10pm

Speaking on the Potomac River waterfront, President Obama advocated for renovating aging American infrastructure with the historic Francis Scott Key Bridge poised behind him. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.

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Birth Control Ruling Is A Setback For White House

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:09am

The Obama administration is looking for another way to promote broader access to birth control, now that the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.

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Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:07pm

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.

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Obama Vows To Flex Executive Authority On Immigration Policy

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:53pm

President Obama announced that he would take several steps on his own regarding immigration issues — including the tens of thousands of children who have swarmed to the U.S. border in recent weeks.

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Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble Chief To Helm VA

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.

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Obama Says He Will Use Executive Action To Address Immigration System

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:13pm

The move comes about a week after Republican House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the president over his use of executive actions. Obama said the majority of Americans want immigration reform.

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Obama To Request $2 Billion To Deal With Border Issue

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

The huge numbers of illegal migrant children has overwhelmed detention center. His request comes at a time when GOP leaders say Obama's idea of flexibility means taking the law into his own hands.

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Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:59am

The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term Monday. It will decide whether health insurance that for-profit employers offer workers must include birth control over the employer's religious objections.

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Obama To Nominate Ex-Procter & Gamble Chief To Head VA

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:25am

President Obama's choice to head the Department of Veterans Affairs is former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald. He is West Point grad from a military family.

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