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Obama: We Must 'Guard Against Cynicism' When It Comes To Poverty

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:08pm

"There's a lot we can do," President Obama said at a forum in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Just across town, progressive leaders laid out plans to tackle poverty.

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Chicago Wins Bid For Obama Presidential Library

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

The Barack Obama Foundation announced Tuesday the bid from the University of Chicago — in the president's adopted home town — beat out proposals from Hawaii, New York and another Chicago university.

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Senators Deny Obama Authority To Expedite Pacific Trade Deal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

The U.S. Senate blocked a measure that would give President Obama fast-track trade authority to complete a massive Pacific trade deal. Most of Obama's opponents on trade come from his own party.

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Nemtsov Report Alleges Russian Military Forces Fought In Ukraine

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

A report begun by Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov before his murder in February has been published in Moscow. It makes detailed allegations about direct Russian military involvement in the war in Ukraine, which is something the Kremlin has always denied.

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Jeb Bush Faces Criticism Over Iraq War Comments

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

Jeb Bush's last name is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to his becoming president. He has vowed that he's his own man, but he now says he would also have authorized the Iraq War — even knowing what we know now.

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John Kerry Meets With President Putin In Sochi

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry finally got the meeting he's been chasing for many months. He met face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the resort town of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Fails Key Test Vote In Senate

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:20pm

The White House calls the vote merely a "procedural snafu," and expects to eventually prevail.

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Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:51pm

Hinckley's lawyer argued that the depression and psychosis that fueled his drive to shoot President Reagan and others in 1981 is "in full, stable, sustained remission." Now it's up to a federal judge.

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Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago, Foundation Announces

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:19am

Hawaii and New York also had strong bids, but Chicago is where President Obama grew up politically.

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Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago, Foundation Announces

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:19am

Hawaii and New York also had strong bids, but Chicago is where President Obama grew up politically.

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NYC Mayor Seeks National Spotlight, New 'Contract With America'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

Just two years into his job as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is unveiling a progressive "Contract With America" in Washington. But critics back home say it's all too much, too soon.

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Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren.

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NYC Mayor Seeks National Spotlight, New 'Contract With America'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

Just two years into his job as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is unveiling a progressive "Contract with America" in Washington. But critics back home say it's all too much, too soon.

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Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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State Legislatures Quarrel Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:43am

Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.

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State Legislatures Quarreling Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:43am

Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.

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It's Infrastructure Week: More Potholes Than Tax Dollars To Fill Them

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:08pm

Money for federally funded road and bridge improvements is running low, and as usual, Congress is spinning its wheels trying to find a solution.

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Jeb Bush Would Have Authorized Iraq War — Even Knowing What We Know Now

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:06pm

The Bush last name is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to Jeb Bush becoming president. He says he's his own man, but over the weekend he said he would have also authorized the Iraq war.

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Jeb Bush Would Have Authorized Iraq War — Even Knowing What We Know Now

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:06pm

The Bush last name is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to Jeb Bush's becoming president. He says he is his own man, but over the weekend he said he would also have authorized the Iraq War.

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Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about the options available for states who still want to receive Obamacare subsidies.

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