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Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

8 hours 2 min ago

President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529 plans. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class.

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How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

8 hours 2 min ago

Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.

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Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

8 hours 2 min ago

Renee Montagne talks to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of the Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.

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The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

January 26, 2015 - 5:05pm

New numbers from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office show Obamacare implementation will cost 20 percent less than expected through its first decade.

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

January 26, 2015 - 4:07pm

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects — Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — say no.

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GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

January 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to pass a resolution to show national unity in the war on ISIS. GOP lawmakers say Obama must draft that resolution, even as they sue him for acting alone on immigration.

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India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

January 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

Camels, dancers, military hardware and marching bands — all are on display in India before an American president trying to open a new chapter in U.S.-Indian relations.

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Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

January 26, 2015 - 1:46pm

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

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Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

January 26, 2015 - 5:04am

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.

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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

January 26, 2015 - 5:00am

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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Will We See Veto Battles On Capitol Hill?

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

January 25, 2015 - 9:24am

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night, Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a live-streamed discussion.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

January 24, 2015 - 1:22pm

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

President Obama arrives in India Saturday for a visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Scott Simon talks to NPR's Julie McCarthy from New Delhi about what the trip means for US-India relations.

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Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

President Obama arrives in India Saturday to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NPR's Scott Simon talks to India correspondent Julie McCarthy about what the trip means for U.S.-India relations.

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2015 - 8:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2015 - 8:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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