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Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.

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Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.

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Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:23am

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.

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Congress Can Deal With Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:29pm

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large numbers of unaccompanied minors at the border.

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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch-As-Catch-Can

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:14pm

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.

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Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:01pm

Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have taken the same evidence and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.

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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:49pm

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.

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Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:15pm

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.

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Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:11pm

According to survey results released by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., many American colleges are breaking the law by failing to respond to sexual assault allegations on campus.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling Prompts Gay Rights Groups To Reject Prized Bill

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:11pm

After two decades of lobbying for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has decided to withdraw its support for the bill. In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the group fears that the ENDA's broad religious exemption would allow companies to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Melissa Block speaks with the group's executive director, Rae Carey, about the move.

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Senate Confirms Julian Castro As Housing Secretary

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:11pm

The 39-year-old mayor of San Antonio is Hispanic and a rising star in the Democratic Party. He succeeds Shaun Donovan, who was tapped to White House budget chief.

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Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:30am

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.

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Why You Should Care Where The GOP Meets

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:30am

Republicans have not won the state where they nominated their ticket since 1992, when the party renominated the first President Bush in Houston.

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years In Corruption Case

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:20am

Nagin, who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

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What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:54am

The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.

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Cleveland, A Democratic Stronghold, Wins GOP Convention

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

The Republican Party picked Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio seriously.

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Administration Moves To Speed Deportations Of Unaccompanied Minors

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:06am

A flood of children from Central America has put President Obama under pressure. Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process them.

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A Senator Turns His Bible Into A Political Tool

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:28pm

In his new ad, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor responds to an opponent's attack wth his Bible.

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Unlikely Duo Join Forces On Sentencing Overhaul Bill

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:12pm

An unlikely pair of senators — New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and Kentucky Republican Rand Paul — are teaming up on a bill that aims to fix America's criminal justice system.

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For A Business Built 'On Bended Knee,' Hobby Lobby Ruling Is A Boon

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:12pm

Christian businessmen and women react to the Supreme Court's recent decision on contraception coverage, exploring the role of religion in business life from an evangelical point of view.

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