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Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Jumpers Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome spent a decade advocating for the event's inclusion. "There's nothing to wait for anymore," says Van. "I'm here, and it feels good." Their teammate Sarah Hendrickson, meanwhile, has another battle to fight, as she competes on a newly reconstructed knee.

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First Gold Medal Goes To An American

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg has won the first gold medal in the Sochi Olympics, as the American women's ice hockey team gets off to a good start.

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After Decade-Long Fight, Ski Jumper Lindsey Van Is 'Ready To Fly'

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The 29-year-old from Park City, Utah, will compete on the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi this month. What it took to get there is more than she ever imagined.

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Congressional Work On Farm Bill Likely To Spill Into 2014

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Without a farm bill, dairy policy will revert to 1949 law, and wholesale milk prices could double. But the Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman says she expects a bill to pass in January, in time to avert a spike in milk prices.

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Add This To The Fiscal Cliff: Congress Faces Milk Cliff Too

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Congress still has a long to-do list and not much time left. The House hopes to wrap it up next week — just as the Senate returns from a Thanksgiving break. On many lawmakers' lists are efforts to complete a farm bill before milk prices go off the "dairy cliff." That on top of tough budget negotiations.

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Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.

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Unemployment Benefit Program Set To Expire At Year's End

Monday, December 02, 2013

More than 1 million people will immediately see their extended federal unemployment benefits cut off if Congress doesn't act by the end of December. Supporters and their Democratic allies in Congress are pushing to keep the emergency program going through 2014, but it will be a tough sell.

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IRS Suggests Guidelines On Politicking By Tax-Exempt Groups

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Obama administration is pushing a new set of regulations that would make it much harder for so-called "social welfare" organizations to engage in political campaigns. This comes after a summer of controversy over the way the IRS treated Tea Party groups applying for tax exempt status.

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New IRS Rules Would Lessen Influence Of Social Welfare Groups

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Obama administration is pushing new regulations that will make it harder for so-called "social welfare" tax-exempt groups to influence elections.

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Budget Office Examines Cost Of Partial Government Shutdown

Friday, November 08, 2013

You might think shutting down the government would save money, but you'd be wrong. According to the White House budget office, during the 16-day partial shutdown, federal employees were paid roughly $2 billion not to work.

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Head Of Medicare, Medicaid Back On Capitol Hill For Health Law Hearing

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Senate grills the Obama administration officials being held responsible for the rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act's federal health insurance marketplace.

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Budget Negotiations Kick Off On Capitol Hill

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

House and Senate negotiators start a conference on the budget Wednesday, with the goal of coming up with an agreement by Dec. 13. There's not much hope of a grand bargain that would put fiscal policy on a long-term sustainable path. But there could be something small. And in the short term, lawmakers must deal with the sequester and the stopgap spending bill, which runs out Jan. 15.

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Pondering A Presidential Run? Cruz Dines In Iowa

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called for support during a keynote speech at the Iowa Republican Party's annual Reagan Dinner on Friday. That may be a tall order from the man whom many Republicans criticize for his starring role in this month's government shutdown.

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Is It Ever Too Early To Launch A 2016 Presidential Bid?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Iowa Republicans hold their annual dinner Friday commemorating the life and career of Ronald Reagan, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz as the featured speaker. Cruz is widely viewed as a presidential contender in 2016.

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GOP Lacks A Clear Favorite For Iowa Senate Race

Friday, October 25, 2013

With Democrat Tom Harkin retiring, Iowa will have an open U.S. Senate seat for the first time in nearly 30 years. For Republicans hoping to gain a majority in the Senate, this is a key opening. But the GOP is far from settling on a candidate.

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The Latest on the Shutdown

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, discusses the latest on the fight in Washington over the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. NPR Congressional correspondent Tamara Keith also checks in from Washington, and WNYC's Business and Economics Editor, Charlie Herman, explains what the political uncertainty means for the markets.

 

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Latest on the Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Fight

Friday, October 11, 2013

NPR congressional correspondent Tamara Keith discusses the latest GOP proposal to temporarily end the standoff over raising the debt ceiling and if the Democrats and White House will accept.

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Conservatives Use Budget Deadline To Revive Obamacare Debate

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

House Republican leaders hope to put off a last-stand fight to "defund" Obamacare to a debt-ceiling showdown in October, rather than the bill to fund the government this month. So far, conservatives do not seem thrilled with the strategy.

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Conservatives Use Budget Deadline To Revive Obamacare Debate

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

With the pause button pushed on the congressional debate over Syria, the House is turning its attention back to the budget. The House was supposed to act this week to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month, and Republican leaders had hoped to avoid drama. But drama is brewing.

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Syria Strike Will Have A Harder Time Getting House Approval

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

On Wednesday, the John Kerry and Chuck Hagel road show moved on to the House Foreign Affairs Committee as the administration tries to build support for an air attack on Syria President Bashar al-Assad's military assets. But there is uneasiness among some House members who wonder how and why Speaker John Boehner was so quickly won over.

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