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Federal Highway Program Could Run Out Of Money Next Month

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:50pm

The Highway Trust Fund has been short billions for years. Without more money, the White House says construction delays will put people out of work, but Congress can't agree on a fix.

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Is Robin Thicke Just A 'Creepy Crooner'? The 'Shop' Guys Weigh In

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:39pm

From fireworks to singer Robin Thicke's new album falling flat, the Barbershop guys weigh in the week's happenings.

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Will Texas GOP Candidate's Remarks On Chemicals Prove Toxic?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:35am

After a big explosion last year, Texans are worried about what's in nearby chemical plants. Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor, isn't making it easier for them to find out.

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Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:54am

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.

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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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