Politics & Government

Politics
3:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The Majority Leader

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:43 pm

Shortly after Rep. Eric Cantor's surprise defeat in the Republican primary, Cantor announced his plans to step down soon from his position as House majority leader. This will leave a void in the GOP leadership, an open spot that's sure to attract plenty of interest.

Research News
3:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Stark Report: Left-Right Divide Is At Its Worst In Recent Memory

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:43 pm

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Politics
3:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

On The Hill, Debate Reawakens Over Tired Truckers

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:43 pm

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Last weekend, a tractor-trailer hit a limo carrying comedian Tracy Morgan. He's still hospitalized, and comedian James McNair was killed. The truck driver had allegedly not slept for more than 24 hours. And despite the attention, the trucking industry is working to roll back a regulation, passed last year, regulating rest periods. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.

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Politics
3:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Once A GOP Pillar, Chamber Of Commerce Is Now A Lightning Rod

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:44 pm

The Chamber of Commerce says it tried to help Eric Cantor in his primary campaign, but Cantor refused the offer.

Politics
3:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Hillary Clinton: The Fresh Air Interview

Hillary Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, outlines her four years as secretary of state under President Obama. She talks about her vote for the Iraq War, women's rights and political "gamers."
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Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 11:40 am

Hillary Clinton is on a national book tour for her new memoir, Hard Choices. The book outlines her four years as secretary of state during President Obama's first term, when she met with leaders all over the world.

One of her priorities was to campaign for gay rights and women's rights. She says she saw the "full gamut" on how women were treated, and in some cases it was "painful to observe."

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Education
11:52 am
Thu June 12, 2014

President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 1:31 pm

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Politics
11:52 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 1:31 pm

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The Two-Way
6:54 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 4:19 pm

Members of Congress say they are confident of sending a unified version of a bill to overhaul veterans' health care to the president by the end of the month.

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Politics & Government
6:02 am
Thu June 12, 2014

North Alabama Robotics Center Getting $6M in Funding

The Robotic Maintenance Training Center
Credit alabamartp.org

A north Alabama robotics center is getting another $6 million for construction.

Gov. Robert Bentley says the money will go to the Alabama Robotic Technology Park in Tanner. It's near Calhoun Community College.

A state bond issue provided $3 million for construction last year. The money being released now is from another state bond issue.

Bentley says the bond money is being released to fund a 50,000-square-foot building that will let employees of companies train on new machines and computer software before it's installed in a factory.

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NPR Story
4:12 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Tea Party Candidate Uses Immigration Issue To Beat Cantor

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:41 am

Already dim prospects for an immigration overhaul got even dimmer after Republican House Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary this week. What does this mean for Republicans going forward?

Politics
4:12 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Senate Version Adds Costs To VA Overhaul Measure

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 8:39 am

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure is close enough to a version already passed by the House that it could reach the president's desk soon.

Politics
4:12 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Hagel Defends Bergdahl Exchange Before House Panel

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 8:40 am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explained why the Obama administration agreed to swap five top Taliban leaders for the release of an Army enlisted man, who willingly left his post in Afghanistan.

Politics
2:16 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

Randolph-Macon College economics professor Dave Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Tuesday's primary.
Jay Paul Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 11:16 am

The upset of Rep. Eric Cantor by Dave Brat in Tuesday's primary rocked Washington. It also left its stamp on a tiny college in Ashland, Va. Brat is a professor at Randolph-Macon College — as is his next opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell.

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It's All Politics
7:58 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Cantor's Loss In Va. Is Immigration Issue's Death Knell. Or Not.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss in his district's primary is seen by many as the end of a chance at immigration overhaul any time soon.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 10:04 am

As the smoke clears from the wreckage of the Republican establishment's monumental loss in the Virginia congressional primary, it appears that hopes of immigration overhaul have been snuffed out.

Economic professor Dave Brat, who beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday, made immigration policy a major part of his argument against Cantor.

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National Security
4:16 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Defending Bergdahl Deal, Hagel Faces Critics On Both Sides Of Aisle

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 5:24 pm

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, defending the prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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