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Politics
3:24 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Millions Of Americans Could Be Affected By Obama's Immigration Plan

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:30 pm

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The Two-Way
12:46 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

So What Is An 'Executive Action' Anyway?

In July, President Obama signs the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace executive order, requiring prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 7:50 pm

You can read here about President Obama's executive action on immigration. Or here, a story about his executive order.

Although commonly conflated in the media, the two terms aren't exactly interchangeable.

In short ...

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It's All Politics
12:18 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Jeb Bush Stands Firm On Common Core But Softens Tone

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses an education conference Thursday sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a nonprofit he created as he left office.
Susan Walsh AP

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 2:06 pm

Former Florida GOP Gov. Jeb Bush defended the Common Core education standards Thursday, but offered an olive branch to Republican activists who oppose them and are making them a litmus test for potential 2016 presidential candidates.

Bush's longtime support has put him crosswise with part of the Republican base. He said that he finds the new angst over Common Core "troubling," but that there is room for disagreement among those who more generally support school reform.

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The Two-Way
8:45 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Republicans Warn Obama Ahead Of Planned Immigration Action

President Obama is expected to announce steps today that would provide temporary relief to some of the 12 million immigrants in the country illegally. Republicans are warning him against acting unilaterally on the issue.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 4:40 pm

Republicans in Congress are warning President Obama against acting alone on immigration, hours ahead of a planned announcement by the president that could provide temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants in the country illegally.

Republicans say any unilateral action on immigration by the president would mean there is no chance of passing a comprehensive immigration overhaul in Congress.

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Politics
4:19 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Sen. Sanders Weighs In On Foreign Policy Issues

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 8:12 am

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Politics
4:06 am
Thu November 20, 2014

GOP Governors' Meeting Showcases Potential Presidential Candiates

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 1:34 pm

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Politics
4:02 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama To Spell Out Immigration Plans In Prime-Time Address

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 8:12 am

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Politics
4:02 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama Executive Action Could Foment Government Shutdown Drama

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 6:14 pm

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It's All Politics
5:44 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Rep. Steve King, The Unlikeliest Amnesty 'Supporter'

Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Steve King at the Capitol after a vote in August.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:59 pm

A new term may have been coined today on Capitol Hill: "gaggle bombing."

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The Two-Way
5:26 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:21 am

A key House Republican called today for federal regulators to crack down on mine owners who don't pay fines for safety violations, saying, "Clearly more can be done."

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It's All Politics
4:45 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Senate 'Torture Report' Findings Expected This Year

A detainee is escorted in March 2002 by two Army military police at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The detainee was being led to the Joint Interrogation Facility to be interviewed by government investigators.
Peter Muhly AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:28 pm

An executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's two-year-old "torture report" will be made public before Democrats relinquish control of the Senate to Republicans in January — but don't look for its release until sometime after Thanksgiving. That's according to Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who is chairwoman of the intelligence panel.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Sen. Angus King: Executive Action On Immigration Could Backfire

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 5:16 pm

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Education
3:27 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

No Child Left Behind, Pre-K Programs Could Be On New Congress' Agenda

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 10:38 pm

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We've been exploring the post-election landscape, what Republican control of Congress means for several big issues. Today, education.

NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports on one of the major players and his ideas.

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Politics
3:27 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

'The Hunger Games' Meets Capitol Hill At The Freshman Office Lottery

Rep.-elect Bruce Poliquin (right) of Maine celebrates after aide Megan Hutson picked a choice number in the congressional office lottery.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:27 pm

This is Capitol Hill's version of the The Hunger Games.

The freshman office lottery is part spectacle, part luck and a ruthless, fast-moving process where incoming members try all sorts of tricks hoping to get exactly what they want.

The lottery determines whether rookie lawmakers get a working space with a nice view or one jammed on a high floor that's more like a glorified broom closet.

For a politician, it's one of the few times when measuring the drapes is OK.

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Politics
3:27 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

After Successful Election, Republican Governors Look Ahead To 2016

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 9:51 pm

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