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Rep. Cole: Obama Used Tax Issue For Partisan Advantage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about his reaction to President Obama's State of the Union speech.

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I'm Over The Moon Obama Brought Up Broadband, Sen. Heitkamp Says

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota about President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Man Cited In Georgia For DWE: Driving While Eating

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A police officer in Cobb County told Madison Turner, who's from Alabama, that, "You just can't go down the road eating a hamburger."

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War Over Obamacare Heats Up In States

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

State legislatures are the new battlegrounds for the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers across the country are at odds over hundreds of bills that would either cripple or prop up the sweeping health law.

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To Drive Economy Toward Equality, Obama Requests More Spending

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

His State of the Union address celebrated a year that brought the U.S. jobs and growth, and called on Congress to expand child care and free education. Critics say it's pure politics that won't pass.

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Morning Edition

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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Fact Checking Obama's State Of The Union Speech

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In his address to the nation Tuesday night, President Obama — among other things — talked about the economy, education, immigration and foreign policy. Were his statements correct?

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Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A study suggests Illinois' gigantic budget hole may be much deeper than previously thought. And that leaves that state's new Republican governor with the difficult task of having to fix it fast.

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Obama Will Need GOP Help To Accomplish Some Issues, Rep. Clarke Says

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York. She is the vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and offers reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Republican Sen. Gardner Weighs In On Obama's Speech

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for his take on President Obama's State of the Union Speech.

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Morning Edition

After Congressional Green Light, Scientists Begin Hemp Studies

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Scientists are studying how hemp might be used in the electronic, medical and manufacturing industries. Because the plant's been illegal for decades, it's been difficult to do research on its uses.

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Obama Lays Out Ambitious Agenda In Address To Nation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Undeterred by the big losses his party suffered in November, the president challenged the new majority Republicans to turn the page on the economic recession and embrace "middle-class economics."

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court Rules On 2 Prisoner Rights Cases

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The court ruled: It was wrong to force a Muslim inmate to shave a beard he regarded as a religious obligation, and a death row inmate shouldn't be denied an appeal because lawyers missed a deadline.

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Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don't deal with taxes early this year.

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Frank Deford To The NBA: Who's On Worst?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford marvels at the topsy-turvy nature of the NBA this season; some usually mediocre teams are at the top, and some usually great teams are collectively having an off year.

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Political Theater, Crazy-Glued GOP Seats And More Congressional Reaction

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

There was the official GOP response, but many members who didn't get their moment in the spotlight took to Twitter.

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Albuquerque Selects Independent Monitor To Oversee Police Reforms

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The monitor is part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the Albuquerque Police Department's excessive use of force.

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J.C. Penney Brings Back Its Print Catalog, After A 5-Year Hiatus

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The company finds that even if people don't order directly from them, the catalogs still serve a purpose.

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All Things Considered

French Quarter Sees Violent Crime Surge; Residents Demand Changes

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The neighborhood popular with tourists is no longer an exception to New Orleans' stubborn crime rate. A recent run of robberies has residents criticizing city leaders and calling for more protection.

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BP Back In Court For Final Phase Of Gulf Oil Spill Trial

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The third and final phase of the civil trial against BP opened on Tuesday. The last segment will determine the amount of fines BP will pay in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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