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Juana Summers

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Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

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House Approves Measure That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

Friday, January 23, 2015

A revolt by Republican women threw a monkey wrench into plans by House GOP leadership to pass a 20-week abortion ban to coincide with the annual march in Washington protesting the Roe v Wade decision.

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House Republican Leaders Drop Effort To Ban Some Abortions

Thursday, January 22, 2015

House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.

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Republicans Charge Obama Isn't Serious About Working With Them

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In the hours after Obama's State of the Union address, Republicans rejected the proposals at the core of his speech. They said the president did little to show that he wanted to work with them.

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Republican Lawmakers Retreat Great For Face Time, But Divisions Remain

Friday, January 16, 2015

Republican lawmakers 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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Republicans In Congress To Talk Strategy At 2-Day Retreat

Thursday, January 15, 2015

House and Senate Republicans are holding a joint retreat in Hershey, Pa., on Thursday and Friday. Democratic Senators will gather in Baltimore to talk strategy, and to hear from President Obama.

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Republican Majority Makes Boehner's Job Easier — And Harder

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Republicans formally took full control of Congress for the first time during Barack Obama's presidency on Tuesday. Republicans took over the Senate and added to their majority in the House.

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Speaker Election Reveals Split Among Some House Republicans

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

John Boehner is set to start his third two-year term as speaker. And while his election is nearly a foregone conclusion, a number of his GOP colleagues are likely voting against him on the floor.

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Boehner's Upcoming Congress Already Has Personnel Challenges

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The 114th Congress has yet to convene but already members of the new majority have personnel issues to confront.

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Nevada Congressman's Loss Exposed Raw Nerve In Democratic Caucus

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

One of the most unexpected Democratic losers on Election Day was Rep. Steven Horsford from Nevada. His defeat is about politics, but also about race.

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As Head Of Armed Services Committee, McCain Gets A Bigger Bullhorn

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

When Congress returns to work in January, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is set to lead the committee, which deals with everything from the Pentagon budget to the U.S. war against the Islamic state.

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House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Friday, December 12, 2014

Passing the spending package took intense lobbying from the president to get 60 Democrats on board, and persistence by soon-to-be-Speaker John Boehner to fend off the most Republican representatives.

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Congressional Plan To Fund Military Comes With A Side Of 'Land Grab'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Material tacked onto the authorization bill adds 250,000 acres of new wilderness, expands national parks, and moves toward a national women's history museum. 'Ethically, it stinks,' says Sen. Coburn.

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New York Braces For More Demonstrations Over Eric Garner

Thursday, December 04, 2014

New York City's mayor and police commissioner tried to rebuild public trust in the police department, while allies of the Garner family promised a major march on Washington for justice reforms.

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House Passes Symbolic Vote Cancelling Obama's Immigration Action

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The House passed a measure that declares President Obama's immigration actions null and void. It's largely symbolic, but could be a first step in further Republican efforts to try to roll back Obama's moves.

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Sports Commissioners Absent From Senate Hearing On Domestic Abuse

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

With domestic violence by sports figures in the news, members of the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the issue. But not one commissioner — from the NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL — showed up.

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New members tried out any number of rituals — from lucky dances to backflips — hoping the office odds were ever in their favor.

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House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.

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1 Vote Keeps Keystone XL Pipeline From Senate Passage

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.

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After 4 Years As House Speaker, Boehner Looks Stronger Than Ever

Thursday, November 13, 2014

While John Boehner has held the speaker's gavel, it often looked like members of his caucus were in control. With a gain of more than a dozen GOP seats, Boehner might have some more maneuvering room.

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With Keys To Capitol Hill, Boehner Plans To Move Quickly

Thursday, November 06, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner will be a key player if the White House and the new Congress are going to get anything meaningful done.

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