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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

2 hours 36 min ago

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

4 hours 31 min ago

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

8 hours 16 min ago

The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.

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Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State

8 hours 51 min ago

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

8 hours 51 min ago

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

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Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial

10 hours 12 min ago

A federal court will hear a challenge to the controversial law next week. It's an important and closely watched voting rights case that could end up before the Supreme Court.

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The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

11 hours 56 min ago

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.

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Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

21 hours 25 min ago

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

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Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

August 28, 2014 - 4:58pm

NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.

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Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples

August 28, 2014 - 4:11pm

President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits for people who are in the country illegally but still meet certain criteria.

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Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.

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Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.

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Rep. Ryan Cautions Obama Not To Issue Immigration Executive Order

August 28, 2014 - 5:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan about the prospects for an immigration bill. On Friday, Morning Edition will talk to Ryan about his ideas for fighting poverty.

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Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

August 28, 2014 - 3:47am

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.

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Former Iowa Lawmaker Admits To Getting Payoff Before 2012 Caucuses

August 27, 2014 - 6:34pm

Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to taking under-the-table payments when he switched sides between GOP presidential candidates. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.

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CBO Forecast: There's Good News And Bad News

August 27, 2014 - 5:11pm

The nonpartisan budget office reports growth that's slower than expected, but also that the Affordable Care Act's changes to Medicare are successfully holding down costs.

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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

August 27, 2014 - 4:09pm

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.

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State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections

August 27, 2014 - 4:09pm

Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.

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After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises

August 27, 2014 - 5:02am

The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.

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VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.

August 26, 2014 - 5:13pm

President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.

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