Juana Summers

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GOP Split Over Bill To Let Immigrants In U.S. Illegally Serve In Military

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children to serve. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it.

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Baltimore Residents Recover After Night Of Violence

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

After a night of violent riots broke out in parts of Baltimore City Monday, local residents were focused on rebuilding and getting a handle on things after a tense night.

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Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Monday, April 27, 2015

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.

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After 5-Month Delay, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Friday, April 24, 2015

After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.

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Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.

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#NPRreads: Leaving Guantanamo, And Why Black People Don't Call Police

Friday, March 27, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...

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After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Once a fast-rising star in the Republican Party, Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock gave his final speech on the House floor Thursday.

Schock, who was elected to Congress in 2008, will resign his House seat at the end of the month. His resignation comes after weeks of questions about ...

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Is Capitol Hill Ready To Rest Its Near-Annual 'Doc Fix' Exercise?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a huge cut, 21 percent, if Congress doesn't act by the end of the month. House leaders now think they fix a problem that has plagued Congress since 1997.

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Why Defense Hawks Are Rejecting House Republicans' Budget

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The budget proposal unveiled this week is already running into trouble over military spending. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Republicans who back a bigger defense budget say they oppose it.

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Scandal

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday after questions were raised about mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.

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Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana

Monday, March 16, 2015

As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.

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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.

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How To Oust A House Speaker (Hint: Don't Even Try)

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Here's one story in Washington that just won't to go away.

It's the tale of conservatives who are frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner and want to replace him mid-session.

The latest murmurs of a coup surfaced after more than 50 Republicans voted against Boehner's plan last week to ...

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House Votes To Fund DHS Without Immigration Curbs

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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Homeland Security Funding Bill Caught Up In House

Friday, February 27, 2015

With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blo...

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Rep. Boehner: House Has 'Done Its Job' On Homeland Security Funding

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner says the ball is in the Senate's court to stave off a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which is set to run out of money Friday.

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Republicans Hope To Use Homeland Security Budget As Leverage On Immigration

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Congress has a Friday midnight deadline to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But even though Republicans are now in charge of both chambers, the challenge of getting legislation through remains.

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For Congressional Committees, It's All In The Name

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Senate Judiciary subcommittee dropped "human rights" and "civil rights" from its name last month, sparking some controversy. But does the congressional name game even matter?

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Pope Francis To Address Congress During U.S. Trip, Boehner Says

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Pope Francis will be the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.

Francis will address lawmakers on Sept. 24, Boehner said, as part of his first papal visit to the United States.

"We're humbled that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation ...

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House Votes Again To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Tuesday's vote gave House Republican freshmen their first chance at repealing the law, and this is the first full repeal vote since millions of Americans signed up for coverage under the program.

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