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Politics
3:09 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Obama Can Expect An Unfriendly Audience — But There's A History Here

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 6:32 pm

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Politics & Government
12:44 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Walker Adds Another High-Profile Political Event to his Agenda

The Wisconsin governor plans to attend at least three conservative political events in coming weeks.
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Gov. Walker and other rumored Republican presidential aspirants will attend a conservative political action conference in Washington D.C.

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Politics
5:17 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Obama Strategizes How To Be A Successful Lame Duck President

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 12:27 pm

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And NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson has been reporting on the challenges of a president beginning his seventh year in office.

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Politics
4:28 am
Mon January 19, 2015

White House Rolls Out Tax Proposals Before State Of The Union Address

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 6:37 am

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Politics
4:01 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 6:37 am

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Environment
3:03 am
Mon January 19, 2015

New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case

Cruden ranks the Gulf oil spill as one of the most significant environmental disasters of our time. It "deserves ... all of our energy to make sure nothing like this ever happens again," he says.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 6:37 am

John Cruden served with U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam, taking his law school aptitude test in Saigon and eventually becoming a government lawyer.

Earlier this month, he started a new job running the environment and natural resources division at the Justice Department. For Cruden, 68, the new role means coming home to a place where he worked as a career lawyer for about 20 years.

Cruden has been around long enough to have supervised the Exxon Valdeez spill case, a record-setter. That is, until the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

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The Two-Way
12:43 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Shots Fired Near Vice President's Delaware Home; Biden Wasn't There

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 11:05 am

An unidentified person or persons fired multiple gunshots from a vehicle near Vice President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., according to the U.S. Secret Service.

Residents in the area heard the shots and saw the vehicle speed away, according to Reuters.

The home is several hundred yards from the main road and authorities have been searching the area to see if anything was hit.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Expect Taxes, Economy To Top Obama's State Of The Union

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The Two-Way
2:26 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Delegation Of Congressional Democrats Visits Cuba

U.S. delegation leader Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) talks with reporters as he leaves the Hotel Saratoga, in Havana, Cuba, on Saturday.
Desmond Boylan AP

A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy is in Cuba to discuss greater cooperation after President Obama embarked on a historic thawing of relations between the two countries after a decades-long chill.

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The Two-Way
11:23 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Republican Leaders Dismiss Obama's Tax Proposal As 'Not Serious'

House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Obama speaks to media during a bipartisan, bicameral leadership meeting at the White House this week. Boehner and others have reacted dismissively to Obama's tax overhaul plan.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Republicans are firing back at a White House proposal to push tax cuts for middle income families by raising the capital gains tax rate on couples making more than a half-million dollars a year.

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