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Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:06pm

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

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U.S. Appeals Court Deals Blow To Obama's Health Law

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:37am

The court's decision by a three-judge panel essentially throws out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. The decision is likely to be appealed.

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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44am

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.

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Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

In Tennessee, GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is running for a third term. Like other Republican incumbents, Lamar's facing competition from his right, but his challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction.

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.

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GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm

It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.

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Longtime LGBT Activist Reflects On The Early Days Of Her Advocacy

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:53pm

In 1972, Madeline Davis argued for the Democratic party to embrace gay rights. In this encore broadcast, Davis remembers her historic speech and the evolution of the gay rights movement.

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

A judge has ruled that maps for two Florida congressional districts were drawn in a way that violates the state constitution.

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Tax Cuts Fallout Put Kansas Governor On Defense

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 4:31pm

Kansas is now in a budget shortfall after a wave of dramatic tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. In response, more than 100 former GOP office holders in the state have endorsed Paul Davis, Brownback's opponent in the gubernatorial race this fall. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Steve Kraske of KCUR and the Kansas City Star.

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:47am

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:47am

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.

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Kremlin Blacklists 13 Americans In Tit-For-Tat Over U.S. Sanctions

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 1:44pm

Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 7:00am

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.

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No Filter: Interior Tweets America The Beautiful

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:31am

The Department of the Interior might not have the largest Twitter following among federal agencies, but its account might be the most loved of all.

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Week In Politics: Sanctions On Russia, And Invasion Of Gaza

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:05pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss potential U.S. actions against Russia and President Obama's reaction to Israel's ground invasion of Gaza.

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Berlusconi Underage Sex Conviction Overturned By Italian Court

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:15am

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to 7 years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

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While Campaigning For Other Democrats, Sen. Warren Gains Fans

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Senator Elizabeth Warren has had a busy mid-term election season campaigning for Democratic Senate hopefuls — especially women — across the country. Warren has ruled out a presidential run in 2016.

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White House Urges Lawmakers To Address Popular Tax Dodge

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:24pm

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has signaled his intention to push for legislation shutting down "corporate inversions," techniques used commonly by companies to dodge the corporate income tax.

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Amid Roiled Landscape Of Border Politics, Obama's Plans May Change

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:27pm

The White House's request for more funds on immigration could get a congressional vote soon. Meanwhile, the border crisis is complicating Obama's plan to take unilateral action to ease deportations.

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