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Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

3 hours 22 min ago

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

5 hours 11 min ago

President Obama awarded the medals to two Vietnam veterans on Monday. Eighty-year-old Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

17 hours 25 min ago

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

September 14, 2014 - 5:08pm

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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How To Spot A Vulnerable House Democrat

September 13, 2014 - 11:03am

Thirteen Democrats voted with Republicans this week on what could be the final "message" votes heading into the midterm elections.

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

September 13, 2014 - 10:40am

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary

September 13, 2014 - 9:34am

The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandry

September 13, 2014 - 9:34am

The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.

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Domestic Violence Protections Still Resonate 20 Years After Crime Bill

September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

President Clinton signed major crime legislation in 1994, and provisions that protect women from domestic violence have deep staying power.

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Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics

September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.

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White House Tries To Ease Hispanic Caucus Frustrations

September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.

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Revamped Visitor Center Gives Public A Peek Into The White House

September 13, 2014 - 5:35am

The center reopens after a two-year, $12.5 million renovation. It provides a window into the White House and the first family that calls it home.

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Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

September 12, 2014 - 5:47pm

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

September 12, 2014 - 4:21pm

Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.

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Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics

September 12, 2014 - 6:56am

The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.

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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

September 12, 2014 - 3:34am

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Over-The-Counter Birth Control

September 12, 2014 - 3:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

September 12, 2014 - 3:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

September 11, 2014 - 5:17pm

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is losing support from his own party because his tax-cutting agenda contributed to the state's budget problem. Moderate Republicans are turning to the Democratic opponent.

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Congress Generally Supportive Of Action Against ISIS

September 11, 2014 - 4:23pm

President Obama's request for congressional authorization to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State militants has thrown a wrench into what was supposed to have been a quiet two weeks on Capitol Hill.

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