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Tamara Keith

Tamara Keith appears in the following:

Updated Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Estimates

Friday, April 18, 2014

President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.

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Obama's Favorite County โ€” At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.

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Budget Bomb-Throwing Resumes With Party Line Vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The House voted Thursday to approve the budget introduced by Paul Ryan. It was passed on a party line vote. NPR's Tamara Keith joins the program to talk politics and policy.

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Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying

Friday, April 04, 2014

More than three months have passed since the long-term unemployed saw their federal jobless benefits cut off abruptly. One Michigan woman is looking for work while watching for congressional action.

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In Ann Arbor, Obama Gathers Support For Minimum Wage Hike

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Senate could vote on a minimum wage bill as soon as next week. But it is hard to imagine the Republican-controlled House will take it up.

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Debate Over Repealing Health Care Law Is Over, Obama Says

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Six months after a disastrous rollout, more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance on the federal and state exchanges when the deadline passed on Monday.

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Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign โ€” And Wins

Monday, March 31, 2014

In New Hampshire, where the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, the state has exceeded expectations for insurance enrollments. Credit goes, in part, to a grass-roots campaign to sign people up.

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Biden Visits N.H. To Talk About Jobs ... But Not His Own

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The vice president traveled to the state with the nation's first presidential primary Tuesday. He swears it was to check out New Hampshire's workforce development programs.

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Selfies In Red Square? Not For These American Politicians

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Russia imposed a travel ban on nine Americans Thursday. The group, which included six members of Congress, mocked Moscow in response.

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Obama's Surgeon General Nominee Stuck In Limbo

Thursday, March 20, 2014

President Obama's nominee for surgeon general has a medical degree and an MBA, but his confirmation is being held up in the Senate because of special-interest politics and Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns.

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Under 30? The President Would Like You To Know Health Care Is Hip

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. Will they work?

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Obama To Push Expanded Overtime Pay

Thursday, March 13, 2014

President Obama is asking the Labor Department to update the rules governing overtime. The goal is to require millions of additional workers to be paid overtime โ€” an idea business opposes.

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President Obama Moves To Expand Overtime Pay

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

President Obama is asking the Labor Department to begin a rule-making process to expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. It's part of his effort to address income inequality.

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White House Meeting To Examine Women's Pay

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

President Obama is expected to meet on Wednesday with female members of Congress. There are reasons for the president's focus on women that involve both policy and politics.

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Obama Pitches Health Care Law To Latinos In Bid To Boost Enrollment

Thursday, March 06, 2014

President Obama held a Spanish-language town hall-style meeting on the law. Latino enrollment in the health insurance exchanges is seen as critical to its success, but there's been a rocky start.

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New England Governors Back Obama's Minimum Wage Hike Plan

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Obama took his push for a higher national minimum wage to Connecticut. The message was welcomed by the governors he appeared with, but back in Washington there isn't much political momentum.

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Obama Budget: A Blueprint With Little Chance Of Passage

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

President Obama is announcing his 2015 budget Tuesday. It calls for increased tax credits for the poor and boosted infrastructure spending, but it's unlikely to be enacted by Congress.

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At The White House, It's Budget Day

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

President Obama unveils his nearly $4 trillion budget at an elementary school. But before the bound copy of the budget is even delivered to Congress, the fate of this spending plan is already sealed.

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Two Talks On The Docket For Netanyahu's White House Visit

Monday, March 03, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House on Monday to discuss two sets of talks: a framework for a deal with Palestinians, and an Iran nuclear deal.

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Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.

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