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Juana Summers

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Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

Juana Summers appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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Kansas Republicans Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

While Kansas is typically a deeply conservative red state, this year two of the party's leaders found themselves in fights for their political lives — and they won.

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Kansas No Longer A Reliably Red State

Monday, November 03, 2014

Kansas, a reliably red state, is not so reliable anymore. Veteran Sen. Pat Roberts is trying to fend off a serious challenge from an independent candidate, businessman Greg Orman.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is No GOP Bench Warmer

Saturday, November 01, 2014

McMorris Rodgers says she wants to see more women run — and get elected — to Congress. That's why she's taken on a leadership role, raising money for female Republicans and mentoring them, too.

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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.

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Candidates Make Final Arguments In Battle For Control Of Senate

Monday, October 27, 2014

With Election Day just over a week away, NPR politics editor Charlie Mahtesian and NPR congressional reporter Juana Summers join us for a look at the state of play in pivotal races across the country.

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New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

Friday, October 24, 2014

The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.

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Ebola Blame Game Takes The Stage At Midterm Election Debates

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For a campaign season in search of an issue, Ebola promises to be a prime topic. The virus touches on issues central to both parties — the role of government and its competence.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.

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Secret Service Director Admits Mistakes In White House Breaches

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Congress called an unusual recess hearing to grill the Secret Service about the White House fence jumper.

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