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'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlight On Clinton's Strengths, Weaknesses

7 hours 46 min ago

Hillary Clinton's book tour is over, and so is the debate over whether she'll make a 2016 presidential bid. Still, her official decision is months away — time she needs to polish her talking points.

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Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

7 hours 46 min ago

A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.

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Clinton's Book Tour Put Her Strengths And Weaknesses On Display

7 hours 46 min ago

HiIlary Clinton's book tour is over, and her final decision on a 2016 presidential bid is months away. The tour highlighted Clinton's strengths, weaknesses and possible presidential campaign.

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The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less

July 29, 2014 - 4:47pm

A new SuperPAC aims to reduce the influence of big money in politics — and it's starting by raising millions of dollars, in part from wealthy donors.

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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

July 29, 2014 - 4:09pm

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

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The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga.

July 29, 2014 - 4:09pm

Georgia hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office for over a decade, but Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is the most viable hope the party's had in a long time.

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Former Va. Gov. McDonnell's Trial Opens With Claims Of 'Poisoned' Marriage

July 29, 2014 - 4:09pm

The public corruption trial is now underway for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In dramatic opening arguments, lawyers described the McDonnells' marriage as a shambles. For more on the trial's start, Ari Shapiro turns to Jeff Schapiro, who is covering it for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Leahy Aims To Patch Loopholes With A Revamp Of NSA's Data Collection

July 29, 2014 - 4:09pm

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is introducing a bill to overhaul the way the National Security Agency collects telephone data under the Patriot Act.

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Jury Awards Former Gov. Ventura Nearly $2 Million In Defamation Case

July 29, 2014 - 3:11pm

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said his reputation had been damaged by an account of a fight in a book. In a split verdict, a federal jury agreed with him.

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A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

July 29, 2014 - 4:55am

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.

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After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

July 28, 2014 - 4:25pm

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.

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The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

July 28, 2014 - 4:57am

Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.

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When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution

July 28, 2014 - 4:57am

The Supreme Court has been granting more rights to corporations, including some regarded as those solely for individuals. But Nina Totenberg finds the company-to-person shift has a long history.

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Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

July 27, 2014 - 8:11am

Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.

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Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

July 26, 2014 - 8:34am

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Former CIA Officials Denied Chance To Preview 'Torture' Report

July 26, 2014 - 3:36am

The report, along with a CIA rebuttal, is the most detailed accounting of a set of controversial interrogation, rendition and detention practices the CIA carried out after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

July 25, 2014 - 6:32pm

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

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As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

July 25, 2014 - 4:30pm

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

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Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.

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Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

July 25, 2014 - 4:15pm

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

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