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In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates to B-U-S-H

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 9:13am

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force "...just like President Bush."

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Senate Panel Approves Carter's Nomination As Defense Chief

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 9:09am

In a vote that sends his nomination to the full Senate, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved Ashton Carter's bid to be the next Defense secretary Tuesday.

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In Likely Democratic Primary, Who's Joining Hillary Clinton?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:03am

Pretty much everyone expects Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. But will she have any competition? A look at the Democratic bench and finds a rather short, short list.

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Insurers And Austin Mayor Promote Obamacare To Texas Latinos

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:35am

It's no secret that most state and federal legislators in Texas aren't fans of Obamacare. But insurers and Texan cities are successfully marketing plans on HealthCare.gov without the state's help.

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State Political Parties Blames Congress For Lack Of Funds

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:59am

With all the cash pouring into politics, there's one group of losers: state parties. Big donors are turning to outside groups, and many state parties watch their budgets and clout dwindle.

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Ukraine Is Just 1 Foreign Policy Challenge On Obama's Agenda

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:59am

President Obama is expected to submit to Congress what's called an AUMF, an authorization for the use of military force against ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State.

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Obama's 'Body Man' Looks Back On His Presidential Education

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 3:54pm

Reggie Love went from playing sports at Duke to working as Barack Obama's personal assistant. His new memoir, Power Forward, describes what he learned on the campaign trail and in the White House.

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Colombian Rebels Invite Miss Universe To Join Peace Talks

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 12:08pm

Paulina Vega, 22, said in interviews that she wanted to help end her country's 50-year civil war. So, FARC asked her to attend talks in Havana.

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McConnell's Call For 'Regular Order' May Not Mean What It Used To

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 9:56am

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to restore "regular order" to the Senate, making it more bipartisan and productive. Five weeks into the new session, the dream remains elusive.

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Potential Candidates Suffer From Measles: The Week In Politics

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 6:34am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with political correspondent Mara Liasson about the politics of vaccines, the budget, and what three Obama officials are leaving the White House means for the administration.

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