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Mary Landrieu Loses Senate Seat In La. Runoff

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:54pm

Democrat Mary Landrieu was the lone Democrat from the deep south in the Senate. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Emory University professor Andra Gillespie about the changing political landscape of the South.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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GOP Unseats Landrieu In Louisiana

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday — and by a wide margin.

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Lame Duck Congress Waddles Up Against A Deadline

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

As Congress wraps up for the year, it still must pass a federal budget, address immigration and release a torture report. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about Congress's agenda.

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Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Senate Runoff

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:01pm

The Republican congressman pushed out the incumbent senator, boosting the GOP majority in the Senate.

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Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:47am

Two nominees to President Obama's cabinet await Senate confirmation hearings. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about their prospects.

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Ashton Carter Nominated For Secretary Of Defense

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:20pm

Unlike outgoing Secretary Hagel, Carter is no former soldier — he's a theoretical physicist but knows the inner workings of the Pentagon well. Leading Senate Republicans say he'll be easily confirmed.

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Immigration Awkwardness Could Cloud Obama's Meeting With Governors

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:14pm

President Obama is expected to talk about the economy with several governors-elect at the White House, even as one of them spearheads a legal challenge against his executive actions on immigration.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:38pm

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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Obama Taps Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary Nominee

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:30am

Carter, a former No. 2 at the Pentagon, would succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If confirmed, he will be President Obama's fourth defense secretary.

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