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Obama And Mexican President Talk Cuba, Immigration

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 3:37pm

Two big issues between President Obama and his Mexican counterpart: Obama's recent controversial executive actions on immigration and Cuba.

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Rewatching 'The Wire': Classic Crime Drama Seems Written For Today

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:02pm

As HBO releases the high-definition version of The Wire, NPR's Eric Deggans says that binge-watching the show feels more like reading today's headlines — especially on issues of race and class.

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Obama Will Veto Keystone XL Legislation, White House Says

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:34pm

The House, which has a Republican majority, is expected to vote on the controversial pipeline this week. The GOP-dominated Senate is considering a similar measure, which has bipartisan support.

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John Boehner Is Re-Elected House Speaker

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:05pm

The Ohio Republican received 216 votes. At least two dozen fellow Republicans voted against him.

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Medicaid's Western Push Hits Montana

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:43am

After sitting out the first full year of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, lawmakers in Montana are now talking about a limited expansion.

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Awaits Sentencing

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:19am

McDonnell and his wife, former first lady Maureen, were convicted in September on several charges of corruption while he was in office.

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Senate Slow To Schedule Hearings For Attorney General Nominee

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

Confirmation hearings for nominee Loretta Lynch will offer the new Republican majority a chance to register protests about White House action on immigration and other controversial issues.

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Speaker Election Reveals Split Among Some House Republicans

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

John Boehner is set to start his third 2-year term as speaker. His election is nearly a foregone conclusion, although a number of his Republican colleagues are likely to vote against him on the floor.

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3 States Counter Obama's Proposal For Medicaid Expansion

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am

States have a year to get full funding for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. The governors of Utah, Wyoming and Montana are trying to get the money but their legislators may derail the efforts.

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Republican Majorities Should Give Boehner More Breathing Room

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:22pm

We've heard a lot about how the new Republican majorities in Congress are historic in size. But just how big are they by historical standards and what difference does the size of the majority make?

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