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Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:24am

After relinquishing his majority leader post, Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he wants to make room for his successor to take over his Virginia seat in November.

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Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:36am

Politico Magazine editor Susan Glasser and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum talk with Linda Wertheimer about how the president's foreign policy moves are playing out at home and abroad.

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As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:00am

The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.

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Congress Approves $16.3 Billion VA Health Care Bill

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:19pm

A 91-3 vote in the Senate will send the landmark VA legislation, meant to address widespread problems in the VA health care system, to President Obama for his signature.

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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

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In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs. The White House insists that Obama is leading the way in global hot spots like Ukraine, but his cautious and measured strategy may require more patience than many Americans are willing to grant.

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CIA Director Apologizes For Meddling In Senate Computers

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

Months after denying that the CIA could have been snooping on Senate staff, agency director John Brennan has apologized to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss.

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Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.

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Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

According to federal election law, members of Congress can't do official mass mailings — or other mass communications — within 90 days of an election. That deadline is approaching.

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Star Witness Steps Up To The Stand In McDonnell's Corruption Trial

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to unfold, as the prosecution's feature witness, Star Scientific's Jonnie Williams, testified against McDonnell and his wife.

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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

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In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs.

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Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 3:15pm

A big week in congressional mailing: Members of Congress can't use "franking" to send mass mailings during a blackout that starts 90 days before an election. That deadline is approaching.

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House Cancels Vote On $659 Million Border Security Bill

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:21pm

Tea party conservatives objected to sending money to the White House to address the crisis. GOP leaders said another vote was possible yet today.

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With Congress Set To Adjourn, Border Crisis Remains Unresolved

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.

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In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Lawsuit Against Him

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:07am

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.

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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:45pm

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

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House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:48pm

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

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Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:00pm

Republicans in the House are holding a floor vote to allow Speaker Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe he's overstepped his constitutional authority; specifically, the resolution would authorize a federal lawsuit for Obama's handling of the Affordable Care Act.

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For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:00pm

To learn more about the new legislation aimed at sexual assault on campuses, Audie Cornish speaks with two of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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