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Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Democrats are feeling demoralized after Republicans were able to hold onto a House seat in the Atlanta suburbs. Both sides raised huge amounts of money to pour into the race.

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Democrats Tie Up The Senate To Protest GOP Health Care Push

Monday, June 19, 2017

Without the votes to block a Republican bill, Senate Democrats are trying to draw attention to the GOP's closed-door process for drafting health care legislation.

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Senate Democrats Stage Stand-Off Over GOP Health Care Efforts

Monday, June 19, 2017

Senate Republicans have two weeks to meet a self-imposed deadline to vote on a health care bill. Democrats and several Republicans are criticizing the closed-door process for drafting the legislation.

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Suspect Dead After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning as members of Congress were playing baseball in Alexandria, Va. At least five victims were shot, including Republican Congressman Steve Scalise.

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Congress Passes Bill To Increase Accountability Among VA Employees

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The bipartisan legislation aims to transform the culture at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It shortens the process for removing negligent staffers and adds protections for whistleblowers.

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Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

Monday, June 12, 2017

President Trump is preparing to announce changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba during a visit to Miami on Friday, possibly tightening restrictions loosened by the Obama administration.

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House Passes Bill Aimed At Reversing Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The GOP-led House approved legislation that scales back the massive set of Wall Street regulations created after the 2008 financial crisis. The Financial Choice Act faces dim prospects in the Senate.

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Morning News Brief: Comey's Testimony, And Russians React

Thursday, June 08, 2017

In written testimony released Wednesday, former FBI Director James Comey said the president asked him to "let go" of the Michael Flynn investigation, and asked Comey for "loyalty."

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Senate Set To Vote On Department Of Veterans Affairs Reform Bill

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The Senate votes Tuesday on a bill aimed at reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation shortens the process to remove negligent employees and gives managers incentives to address poor performance.

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News Brief: London Terror Attack, Several Nations Cut Ties With Qatar

Monday, June 05, 2017

As Britons investigate the latest terror attack in London, President Trump takes to Twitter to make points about his travel ban. Also, several countries have suspended diplomatic ties with Qatar.

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Politics In The News: President Trump Tweets; Comey To Testify

Monday, June 05, 2017

After the London attack, Trump turned to Twitter and used the tragedy to push his travel ban, which is blocked in the courts. On Thursday, ex-FBI Director James Comey testifies in the Russian probe.

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House Poised To Roll Back Dodd-Frank Financial Reform

Friday, June 02, 2017

Republicans are expected to vote next week on a bill to unravel the reform package passed after the 2008 financial crisis. It's led to a debate about the government's role in the banking system.

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News Brief: Texas Legislative Term Ends, Trial Begins In Minn. Police Shooting

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Texas politicians accused each other of making threats. In Minnesota, jury selection is to begin Tuesday in the trial of a police officer charged with killing a driver during a controversial shooting.

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Montana GOP Candidate Charged With Assault On A Reporter

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in a special election for Montana's seat in the House of Representatives, has been charged with assaulting a journalist.

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Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In Airstrike

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Montana GOP House candidate has been charged with assaulting a reporter. Also, the Pentagon reports on a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Mosul, and the latest on Manchester.

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Special Counsel Confronts Task Of Overseeing FBI's Russia Investigation

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The special counsel who will investigate alleged Russian interference in the presidential election has broad authority and can bring prosecutions if he chooses. He reports to the deputy attorney general. NPR explains the position of special counsel.

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Special Counsel Appointed To Oversee FBI's Investigation Into Russia

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who served in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, as special counsel to oversee the agency's Russia investigation.

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Lawmakers Issue Requests For Comey's Memo Regarding Flynn Investigation

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Congressional Republicans are saying investigations into President Trump's alleged actions with regard to the FBI should be given the time and space they require. Some suggest Trump — neither an experienced politician nor an attorney — simply did not understand the implications of his conversation with former Director James Comey. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee joined the Senate Intelligence and House Oversight Committees requesting copies of Comey's memo.

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Moms Who Lost Daughters In Truck Underride Collisions Push for Greater Safety

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lois Durso's daughter was killed instantly in 2004 when her car lost control in a blizzard and slid under the side of a truck trailer. Marianne Karth lost two daughters in a truck accident in 2013.

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Senate Leaders Weigh In On Comey Firing

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

On Wednesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell rejected calls for a special prosecutor or independent Russia investigation given the firing of FBI Director James Comey, NPR's Geoff Bennett tells David Greene.

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