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For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

Friday, April 03, 2015

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.

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Mixed Reaction To Changes In States 'Religious Freedom' Bills

Friday, April 03, 2015

Revisions to the measures in Indiana and Arkansas were prompted by a loud backlash from opponents who said the laws were meant to condone discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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How Congress Is Reacting To The Iran Framework

Thursday, April 02, 2015

President Obama says he welcomes a "robust debate" on the Iran framework from Congress and the American people. He's already getting one.

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IRS Head Says So Far, So Good For Obamacare's First Tax Season

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Commissioner John Koskinen credits the lack of problems to software geeks who have been getting ready for years.

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All Things Considered

Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

Monday, March 30, 2015

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

Monday, March 30, 2015

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

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Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President

Monday, March 30, 2015

In an interview with WBUR's Here & Now, the darling of the left again denies any interest herself. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence.

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Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

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With Reid Out, Republicans See An Opportunity

Friday, March 27, 2015

Democrats argue the top Senate leader's retirement might be a good thing. But it's going to set off a scramble to replace him in one of the most hotly contested races in 2016.

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Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.

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Morning Edition

Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.

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Obamacare Five Years Later: Thriving Or On Political Life Support?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The health care law has sliced the number of uninsured by a third. Yet it remains deeply polarizing, and its fate could be decided by the Supreme Court and the coming presidential election.

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Morning Edition

Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The rules are aimed at limiting the amount of hazardous pollutants coming from coal- and oil-fired utility plants. They're being challenged by industry groups and more than 20 states.

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Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge To Strict Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID requirements are making their way through the courts. Texas and North Carolina are among them.

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5 Reasons Cruz Announced His Candidacy Early

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions — nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that has spent much of its sparkle.

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Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

Monday, March 23, 2015

With a midnight tweet, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he is running for president. But Cruz faces an uphill climb against better-funded and better-known candidates.

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Can't Protect The Real White House? Get An $8 Million Fake One

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Secret Service director is asking Congress to give the agency funding to build a replica at its training compound in suburban Maryland.

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Would Automatic Voter Registration Increase Turnout?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A new law in Oregon is designed to make voting easier. Advocates are looking to it to increase turnout, but that might not necessarily be the result.

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All Things Considered

House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

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