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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:37am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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Keith Crisco, Congressional Opponent Of Clay Aiken, Dies From Injuries

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 5:19pm

Crisco, a textile executive and former state official, died less than a week after apparently losing a close North Carolina primary race against the former American Idol singer. He was 71.

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Veteran Congressman Makes A Career-Threatening Mistake

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:48pm

Democratic Rep. John Conyers failed to submit enough valid signatures to appear on the August primary ballot, a campaign misstep that has some wondering if he's still up to the job.

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Congressman Clyburn Reflects On A Life Of 'Blessed Experiences'

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:06am

South Carolina Representative James Clyburn's new memoir Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black shares lessons learned on his way from the Jim Crow South to a top spot on Capitol Hill.

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Is White House Doing Enough To 'Bring Back Our Girls'?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:00am

Host Michel Martin talks about the top political headlines with Republican strategist Ron Christie and 'Political Junkie' host Ken Rudin.

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Mormon Bishop Urges Utah Officials To Expand Medicaid

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:06am

Republican governors across the country have taken a stand against Obamacare by refusing to expand Medicaid. Utah, one of the reddest states in the nation, remains undecided.

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Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:03am

The Calif.-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.

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Why Take-And-Bake Pizza Is Giving Tax Guys A Headache

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:06am

These days more and more foods are straddling the line between prepared and unprepared, taxable and non-taxable. And that has left policy makers with a strange conundrum.

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Seeds Of Political Engagement? They're Planted Early

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 8:03am

NPR listeners shared photos of their early political memories and experiences. This is what we learned.

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On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 4:40am

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.

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On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 4:40am

Thomas Piketty says governments must impose heavy taxes to break up concentrations of wealth. Edward Conard says governments should cut taxes to encourage wealthy people to pursue even bigger profits.

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Easy On The Ears: GOP Ads Adapt To Reach Women Voters

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:31pm

Republicans are using fewer facts and more emotion in campaign advertising in an effort to connect with women's hearts, and their votes. But for every rule, there is at least one exception.

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The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 4:58am

Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.

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New Rules Aim To Streamline GOP's 2016 Nominating Process

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 7:18pm

If there are other Herman Cains and Michele Bachmanns out there with 2016 presidential hopes, new RNC rules may make it harder for them to go from "who?" to Republican presidential contenders.

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Why The Benghazi Committee Is A Rare Win-Win-Win For Congress

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:39pm

The committee helps House Speaker John Boehner, the Tea Party wing that distrusts Boehner — and maybe even Democrats.

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Faced With Pentagon Budget Cuts, Congress Finesses The Numbers

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:31pm

The Pentagon's congressionally-imposed budget cuts ran into a powerful opponent this week: Congress itself. The House Armed Services Committee rejected $5 billion worth of proposed cuts.

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Week In Politics: Primary Politics And The Climate Change Report

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:11pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss North Carolina's primary elections and the dire new report on climate change.

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