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Ailsa Chang

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Senate Democrats Block Measure To Reject Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Senate blocked a measure to reject the Iran nuclear deal Thursday. Meanwhile, the House is working on a parallel, but separate, legislative track to voice Republican opposition to the Iran deal.

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House Republicans Change Strategy On Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Congress returned to Washington for what was supposed to be a meaty debate on the Iran nuclear deal. But that plan has been hijacked by wrangling over a debate process in both chambers of Congress.

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After A 5-Week Recess, Congress To Start Debate On Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Congress is to take up the Iran nuclear deal and the national budget. Concerns, however, over Planned Parenthood funding may prevent Congress from coming to a consensus any time soon.

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Lobbyists Spending Millions To Sway The Undecided On Iran Deal

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The groups' targets? Democrats undecided on whether to accept or reject the deal when they vote this fall. The campaigns include tens of millions of dollars spent on TV ads in nearly two dozen states.

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Planned Parenthood Opponents Talk Government Shutdown After Bill Fails

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

An effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding failed in the Senate on Monday, but the fight isn't over. That was only the opening volley in a larger funding battle to play out in September.

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Obama Administration Officials Defend Iran Nuclear Deal Before Senate

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Secretaries Kerry, Munoz and Lew defend the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill Thursday before a panel that includes several skeptical lawmakers, including two Republican presidential candidates.

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Father Of Slain San Francisco Woman Testifies Before Congress

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Senators heard emotional testimony Tuesday from the father of a San Francisco woman allegedly killed by a man who entered the U.S. illegally and had been deported five times. Her case...

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Congress To Begin 60-Day Review Period Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lawmakers in Congress have 60 days to review the nuclear deal with Iran. NPR looks at the agreement's prospects on Capitol Hill.

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A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

Friday, July 03, 2015

Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.

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Senate Votes To Push Forward White House Trade Plans

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Senate cleared a big hurdle Tuesday in an elaborate plan crafted by Republican leaders to get President Obama what he wants on trade, despite significant opposition from Democrats.

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Republicans Don't Have A Plan Yet To Replace Obamacare Subsidies

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

As the Supreme Court edges closer to issuing an opinion that could deal a blow to the federal health exchange operating in more than 30 states, Democrats have sounded a warning to their colleagues on the other side: Be careful what you wish for.

If GOP lawmakers get the court ...

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Under New Rules, NSA To Again Access Americans' Phone Records

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The new rules rely on phone companies to collect the data. The altered approach was approved by the Senate on Tuesday, matching a version the House passed to update the Patriot Act.

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Senate Allows 3 Provisions Within The Patriot Act To Expire

Monday, June 01, 2015

After a rare Sunday Senate session, three provisions within the Patriot Act expired at midnight — including a program that allowed the government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans.

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Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders To Face Test In New Hampshire

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sanders officially kicked off his campaign this week to much fanfare in his home state of Vermont. But if he hopes to prove he's more than a fringe candidate, he needs to do well in New Hampshire.

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Sen. Sanders Launches Longshot Presidential Campaign In Vermont

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his campaign in Burlington. He lags behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, but his supporters say this is the guy who comes from behind and surprises you.

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Senate Advances Bill To Give Obama 'Fast-Track' Trade Authority

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Senate is trying to wrap up its business before leaving Washington, D.C., for a week-long recess. That includes considering a bill to give President Obama expanded authority on trade.

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Sen. Rand Paul Ends 'Filibuster' Over NSA Surveillance Program

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rand Paul voiced his opposition to the Patriot Act, which authorizes bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the government. Paul says collecting the records is an assault on civil liberties.

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Lawmakers Divided Over McConnell's Desire To Extend Surveillance Plan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to extend the provision of the Patriot Act that authorizes the NSA's bulk collection of phone records before it expires. Others want the program reined in.

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A Trade Deal Read In Secret By Only A Few (Or Maybe None)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

This post was updated at 1 p.m. ET

Senate leaders were all smiles Wednesday after they broke a 24-hour impasse and announced they had reached a deal on how to move forward on a fast-track trade negotiating bill. That legislation would give the president expedited authority to enter into a ...

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Vote On Obama's Fast-Track Trade Bill Blocked By Senate Democrats

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats kept trade legislation from moving forward, dealing a blow to President Obama's agenda. Republicans and the White House now grapple with what comes next.

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