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Stories Of President George H.W. Bush, From 41 Closest Friends

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:58am

President George H.W. Bush turned 90 this week. A new CNN documentary 41 On 41 speaks to 41 of his closest family and colleagues. Michel Martin learns more from Executive Producer Mary Kate Cary.

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Could Finland Teach The U.S. A Lesson On Guns?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:57am

Host Michel Martin looks at gun culture in the America and abroad, and asks two experts what the U.S. can learn from how other countries handle firearms.

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Obama Rules Out Troops In Iraq, But Says U.S. Weighing Other Options

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:18am

The president said any action in Iraq will be "targeted and precise," but must be accompanied by political action by Iraqis to end sectarian divisions.

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Woodward And Bernstein Recall Their Watergate Scoops, And Mistakes

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:15am

It's been 40 years since Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein released All The President's Men, their account of connecting a bungled burglary to the president of the United States.

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40 Years On, Woodward And Bernstein Recall Reporting On Watergate

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:15am

The now-legendary reporters revisit the famous D.C. complex as they remember writing All The President's Men, their detective story-style account of uncovering Richard Nixon's scandalous conspiracy.

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Sioux Reservation Has Mixed Feelings About Obama Visit

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:02am

President Obama will go the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation which straddles the border between North and South Dakota. It's his first visit to an Indian reservation since becoming president.

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The Challenges Behind Accurate Opinion Polls

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 4:02am

This week's stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor came after his internal polls showed him winning — instead he lost by double digits.

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Texas Rep. Session Withdraws From Bid For Majority Leader Post

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 8:13pm

With Rep. Pete Sessions stepping aside, it appears to clear the way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a primary race on Tuesday.

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Pew Poll: More Americans Are Political Purists

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 8:03pm

Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

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The Big Numbers Behind Eric Cantor's Failed Primary Bid

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:18pm

Political action committees poured cash into the House majority leader's campaign, posting big contributions in the final days of the race. Tea Party-backed challenger David Brat was all but ignored.

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Once A GOP Ally, Chamber Of Commerce Is Now A Lightning Rod

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:01pm

The Chamber of Commerce says it tried to help Eric Cantor in his primary campaign, but Cantor refused the offer. This is partly because the Chamber had become a radioactive issue in the race, and Cantor didn't want to appear too cozy with the organization.

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The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The Majority Leader

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:01pm

Shortly after Rep. Eric Cantor's surprise defeat in the Republican primary, Cantor announced his plans to step down soon from his position as House majority leader. This will leave a void in the GOP leadership, an open spot that's sure to attract plenty of interest.

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Stark Report: Left-Right Divide Is At Its Worst In Recent Memory

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:01pm

Michael Dimock, the Pew Research Center's vice president of research, discusses Pew's latest polls, which show that Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines than at any point in the last two decades.

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On The Hill, Debate Reawakens Over Tired Truckers

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:01pm

The accident that seriously injured comic Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian has focused attention on truck driving safety. New regulations limited the amount of overnights truckers could work, but the trucking industry and its congressional allies are trying to roll back the limits.

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Hillary Clinton: The Fresh Air Interview

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:59pm

Hillary Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, outlines her four years as secretary of state under President Obama. She talks about her vote for the Iraq War, women's rights and political "gamers."

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President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:52am

President Obama signed an order that will cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of income for millions of borrowers. Georgetown University's Anthony Carnevale discusses whether it will help.

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Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:52am

The House majority leader says he will step down from that post after a surprise loss. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Univision's Fernando Espuelas.

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Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 6:54am

The Senate and House have both voted to overhaul veterans' health care. Their votes come amid the controversy over long wait times at VA facilities for veterans seeking care.

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