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EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

15 hours 53 min ago

The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.

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Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

15 hours 53 min ago

New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.

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Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

November 26, 2014 - 11:57pm

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.

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Veto Threat Puts Tax Break Package Back At Square One

November 26, 2014 - 3:41pm

President Obama and many congressional Democrats object to making tax breaks for businesses permanent while allowing larger credits for the poor and middle class to lapse

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EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

November 26, 2014 - 10:12am

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.

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Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

November 25, 2014 - 7:01pm

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."

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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

November 25, 2014 - 10:02am

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

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White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

November 25, 2014 - 5:20am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?

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Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

November 25, 2014 - 5:20am

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.

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Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

November 25, 2014 - 5:20am

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.

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After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

November 24, 2014 - 5:39pm

As President Obama's executive action on immigration starts taking effect, it will be up to the little-known United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to handle the actual changes.

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Hagel Struggled To Stay On The Same Page As The White House

November 24, 2014 - 4:37pm

Chuck Hagel resigned as Defense Secretary on Monday after a tenure in which he wasn't always on the same page as the White House.

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House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

November 24, 2014 - 4:37pm

Two House committees of jurisdiction have found no wrongdoing in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The House Select Committee created by a House vote this year will nevertheless press on with its own investigation.

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Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

November 24, 2014 - 4:36pm

There are reasons why Chuck Hagel may have wanted out as Defense Secretary, but even more reasons why the White House may have wanted him out. Who might succeed him? And how will a GOP-controlled Senate handle a nominee?

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Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

November 24, 2014 - 1:01pm

President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.

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Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

November 24, 2014 - 10:29am

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.

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D.C.'s 'Mayor For Life' Ends His Reign: Marion Barry Dies At 78

November 24, 2014 - 5:16am

Barry was a controversial politician whose political career took a turn when he was convicted of drug possession. Renee Montagne talks with Kevin Merida of The Washington Post about Barry's comebacks.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

November 24, 2014 - 5:16am

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

November 23, 2014 - 12:01pm

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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