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Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

1 hour 14 min ago

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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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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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

August 26, 2014 - 5:04pm

Domestic politics limits the options available to President Obama in his effort to contain the militant group Islamic State. Obama himself has imposed constraints on his own powers.

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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

August 26, 2014 - 5:04pm

The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.

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Years After Their Own Protests, Eyes Of Anaheim Are On Ferguson

August 26, 2014 - 4:33pm

Two years ago in Anaheim, Calif., events unfolded not unlike those recently in Ferguson, Mo. In Anaheim then, two Latino men were shot by police, and civic anger turned into a few nights of sometimes-violent demonstrations. Now, Anaheim's police and government are trying to work more closely with the Latino community, and a vote in November could make some major changes.

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Years After Their Own Protests, Eyes Of Anaheim Are On Ferguson

August 26, 2014 - 4:33pm

Two years ago in Anaheim, Calif., events unfolded not unlike those recently in Ferguson, Mo. In Anaheim then, two Latino men were shot by police, and civic anger turned into a few nights of sometimes-violent demonstrations. Now, Anaheim's police and government are trying to work more closely with the Latino community, and a vote in November could make some major changes.

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Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

August 26, 2014 - 4:59am

One subject mentioned by protestors and non protesting residents of Ferguson, Mo., was voting. The turn out for registered African American voters in the last municipal elections was 6 percent.

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Probe: No Proof VA Delays Caused Phoenix Veterans To Die

August 26, 2014 - 3:24am

Revelations that 40 veterans died while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA hospital rocked the agency, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well.

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Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

August 25, 2014 - 4:06pm

Fifty years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer, a plantation worker turned civil rights activist, disrupted the Democratic National Convention to get delegates from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party seated.

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Ukraine's President Dissolves Parliament, Calls For New Elections

August 25, 2014 - 3:55pm

Petro Poroshenko said fresh elections would be held Oct. 26. The move comes as his country continues to accuse Russia of backing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?

August 25, 2014 - 3:28am

A federal court will hear arguments Monday on whether Kansas and Arizona can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote. It's the first of a wave of voting law cases this fall.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

August 25, 2014 - 3:27am

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

August 24, 2014 - 4:57am

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the new U.S. Digital Service. But it's still to be seen whether the former Google engineer's team will have enough authority to make wholesale changes.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

August 23, 2014 - 10:56am

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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