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A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

4 hours 37 min ago

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

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Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

July 23, 2014 - 7:04pm

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.

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Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

July 23, 2014 - 6:56pm

The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.

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Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

July 23, 2014 - 5:06pm

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.

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Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

July 23, 2014 - 4:08pm

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.

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Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide

July 23, 2014 - 4:08pm

The governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state. But the mayor of Des Moines and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor.

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To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress

July 23, 2014 - 4:08pm

The House and Senate have unveiled competing bills to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. Neither would give Obama all the funds he's asked for to deal with the crisis.

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Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy

July 23, 2014 - 4:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy

July 23, 2014 - 4:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads to Jobs

July 23, 2014 - 4:45am

Vice President Joe Biden has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

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Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

July 23, 2014 - 4:45am

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.

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California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

July 23, 2014 - 4:45am

The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.

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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs

July 23, 2014 - 4:45am

The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

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Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

July 23, 2014 - 4:45am

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.

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California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

July 23, 2014 - 4:45am

The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.

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Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

July 22, 2014 - 11:46pm

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

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On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

July 22, 2014 - 6:36pm

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.

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VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee

July 22, 2014 - 4:53pm

Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

July 22, 2014 - 4:06pm

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 Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

July 22, 2014 - 10:37am

One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal.

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