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Expect Taxes, Economy To Top Obama's State Of The Union

January 18, 2015 - 4:57pm

President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address to Congress and the nation on Tuesday night. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about what to expect.

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Delegation Of Congressional Democrats Visits Cuba

January 18, 2015 - 3:26pm

The group of four senators and two congressional representatives will meet with members of the Cuban government in hopes of enhancing cooperation between the long-time adversaries.

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Republican Leaders Dismiss Obama's Tax Proposal As 'Not Serious'

January 18, 2015 - 12:23pm

House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others have rebuffed the president's plan to cut taxes for middle income earners by raising them on the wealthiest Americans.

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Obama's Trouble Articulating The State Of The Economy

January 18, 2015 - 9:05am

It's easy to give a rousing State of the Union speech when the economy is doing well, but Obama has had a hard time hitting the right note in years when the country was hurting.

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State Of The Union Is Obama's Big Chance To Frame The Debate

January 18, 2015 - 7:40am

During his State of the Union address, President Obama will announce a plan to help the middle class and raise taxes on the wealthy. NPR's Mara Liasson previews the speech with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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An Early Lineup Emerges For 2016 Presidential Race

January 17, 2015 - 7:30am

The 2016 Republican presidential field is getting crowded. Is the Democratic field already filled by one candidate? NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with politics editor Ron Elving.

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Republican Retreat Meant To Bridge Divide Between House, Senate

January 16, 2015 - 4:26pm

House and Senate Republicans are wrapping up a two-day joint retreat to plot out their legislative strategy for the 114th Congress, the first all-GOP-controlled one since President Obama took office.

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Obama, Cameron Promise To Cooperate On Cybersecurity

January 16, 2015 - 4:26pm

President Obama hosted British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Friday.

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Republican Lawmakers Retreat Great For Face Time, But Divisions Remain

January 16, 2015 - 4:26pm

House and Senate Republicans spoke of the opportunity to talk with members of the opposite chamber and hear their views. But they remain divided on issues like immigration.

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