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How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

November 18, 2014 - 11:24am

Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.

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How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

November 18, 2014 - 11:24am

Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

November 17, 2014 - 6:38pm

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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Immigrants Wait To See How Obama Will Act On Immigration

November 17, 2014 - 5:11am

President Obama is poised to approve some changes to the immigration enforcement system using an executive order. The specifics of that order are still being hashed out.

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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

November 17, 2014 - 3:48am

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.

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New Congress, New Laws: New Life For Lobbyists

November 16, 2014 - 8:07am

Politicians from both parties have promised to be productive in the upcoming term. Republican lobbyist Marc Lampkin tells NPR's Rachel Martin that more legislation is good news for K St.

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Why Did A Campaign Finance Reform Group Fall Short On Election Day?

November 15, 2014 - 5:04pm

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig's pro-campaign finance reform group had extensive investments, but failed to get most of their preferred candidates elected. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Lessig for a post-election post-mortem.

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Why Did A Campaign Finance Reform Group Fall Short On Election Day?

November 15, 2014 - 5:04pm

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig's pro-campaign finance reform group had extensive investments, but failed to get most of their preferred candidates elected. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Lessig for a post-election post-mortem.

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Why Did A Campaign Finance Reform Group Fall Short On Election Day?

November 15, 2014 - 5:04pm

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig's pro-campaign finance reform group had extensive investments, but failed to get most of their preferred candidates elected. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Lessig for a post-election post-mortem.

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Putin Gets Frosty Reception At G20 In Australia

November 15, 2014 - 11:55am

President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

November 15, 2014 - 6:05am

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

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Jane Byrne Dies: No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City

November 14, 2014 - 9:53pm

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

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Week In Politics: Executive Action, Keystone Pipeline

November 14, 2014 - 4:23pm

Audie Cornish talks with E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about issues that popped up during the first week in Washington since the midterms.

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Week In Politics: Executive Action, Keystone Pipeline

November 14, 2014 - 4:23pm

Audie Cornish talks with E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about issues that popped up during the first week in Washington since the midterms.

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Week In Politics: Executive Action, Keystone Pipeline

November 14, 2014 - 4:23pm

Audie Cornish talks with E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about issues that popped up during the first week in Washington since the midterms.

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Obama, Congress Feuding Over Keystone Pipeline, Immigration

November 14, 2014 - 4:23pm

Obama and leaders in Congress all said they took last week's election results to mean the American people want them to work together and get things done. But the feuding has begun already.

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Obama, Congress Feuding Over Keystone Pipeline, Immigration

November 14, 2014 - 4:23pm

Obama and leaders in Congress all said they took last week's election results to mean the American people want them to work together and get things done. But the feuding has begun already.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

November 14, 2014 - 9:38am

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

November 14, 2014 - 9:38am

Among the honorees: three leaders who spent decades opening doors for people of color in government and law and giving a voice to communities that often felt excluded from the national conversation.

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When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

November 14, 2014 - 8:03am

Not here — Democrats in the House and Senate plan to stick with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Is it time to bring the parliamentary system's "vote of confidence" mechanism to Congress?

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