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At The Supreme Court, Tracing A Fine Line Between Politics And Race

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:42pm

On Wednesday, the Justices took up a redistricting case from Alabama that explores the question of which kinds of political gerrymandering are acceptable and which are not.

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Obamacare Architect Apologizes For Remarks On The Law's Passage

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:45pm

In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.

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In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:13am

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.

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Bush 41 And 43 Share Common Enemy: Saddam Hussein

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

Former President George W. Bush discusses with NPR's David Greene how both he and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, waged war against Saddam Hussein, and the state of Iraq today.

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Lame-Duck Congress Gets Back To Work After Midterm Elections

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

On the to-do list is a spending bill to continue government funding past Dec. 11, and a tax bill to preserve some long-standing breaks. First up, are leadership elections.

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Anti-Poverty Groups Prepare For Battles With New Congress

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

They've been fighting to maintain government spending for social services during a tough economy. In January, they'll face an all-Republican Congress, and the likelihood of steeper cuts has increased.

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U.S. Rep. Alma Adams To Be Sworn Into Office

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:59am

Democrat Alma Adams represents North Carolina's 12th congressional district. Steve Inskeep talks to her about her new position, she had served in North Carolina's General Assembly for 20 years.

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Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:03pm

The Court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

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