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4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

1 hour 53 min ago

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

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Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903

January 29, 2015 - 4:59pm

Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.

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McCain Calls Protesters 'Low-Life Scum' At Senate Hearing

January 29, 2015 - 1:49pm

The anti-war demonstrators were shouting at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges.

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Senate OKs Keystone XL Pipeline, Setting Up Fight With Obama

January 29, 2015 - 1:21pm

Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans to pass the measure, which must be reconciled with a version passed by the House. The Senate vote is also not enough to override a threatened presidential veto.

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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

January 29, 2015 - 6:03am

The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate At Koch Brothers Forum

January 29, 2015 - 5:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, who moderated a panel discussion of potential Republican presidential candidates earlier this week at a donor's gathering.

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Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

January 29, 2015 - 5:03am

Loretta Lynch faced questioning from senators in her bid for confirmation. Republicans used the opportunity to criticize the president's executive actions on immigration and Eric Holder's record.

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

January 29, 2015 - 4:12am

When Blue Shield of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.

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AG Nominee Lynch Says She Differs From Obama On Marijuana

January 28, 2015 - 6:47pm

The moment contrasted with other exchanges between Lynch and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, such as when she defended Obama's right to take executive action on immigration rules.

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Beefed-Up Border Security Proposal Unsettles Texas Business Leaders

January 28, 2015 - 6:11pm

A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state's largest trading partner.

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Attorney General Nominee Faces Senate Judiciary Committee

January 28, 2015 - 4:25pm

Seeking confirmation, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faced the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday.

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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Grassley Leads Senate Judiciary Panel As Loretta Lynch Hearings Begin

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.

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Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

January 28, 2015 - 5:14am

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — all part of a climate change strategy.

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Obama Administration Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

January 27, 2015 - 6:56pm

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.

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Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

January 27, 2015 - 6:28pm

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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Obama Makes Guest Appearance On Modi's Radio Show

January 27, 2015 - 4:10pm

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts a radio show and this week his guest was President Barack Obama. They answered questions from a curious Indian public.

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Koch Brothers Rival GOP With Plans To Spend $900 Million In 2016

January 27, 2015 - 4:10pm

The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers have announced their fundraising goal for the 2016 election: nearly $900 million, which puts the assorted secret-money groups in the same league as the national Republican Party.

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Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

January 27, 2015 - 5:01am

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?

January 27, 2015 - 5:01am

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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