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Politics
3:57 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Mary Landrieu Loses Senate Seat In La. Runoff

Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 5:16 pm

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Politics
6:38 am
Sun December 7, 2014

GOP Unseats Sen. Mary Landrieu In Louisiana

Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 11:25 am

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The final election battle of 2014 is now over. And Republicans have reason to celebrate. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat yesterday. Congressman Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu 56 to 44 percent in a runoff.

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Politics
6:38 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Lame Duck Congress Waddles Up Against A Deadline

Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 11:25 am

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6:38 am
Sun December 7, 2014

In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

A woman raises her hands during an interfaith service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 11:34 am

African-American clergy, academics and activists will hold a march on Washington this week, protesting the grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City and call on the federal government to intervene in the prosecutions of police officers accused of unjustified use of force.

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The Two-Way
9:01 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Senate Runoff

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., hugs supporters after conceding defeat in her Senate runoff election against Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Saturday.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Sun December 7, 2014 11:47 am

Republican congressman Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's runoff Senate election, boosting the Republican majority in the incoming Senate.

NPR's Debbie Elliott reported Friday that Cassidy, who has pledged to repeal Obamacare, followed a campaign strategy of linking Landrieu to Obama, highlighting her support of the unpopular president.

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Politics
6:48 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 2:21 pm

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Politics
3:47 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Ashton Carter Nominated For Secretary Of Defense

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 5:30 pm

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Politics
3:47 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Immigration Awkwardness Could Cloud Obama's Meeting With Governors

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 8:01 pm

President Obama is expected to talk about the economy with several governors-elect at the White House, even as one of them spearheads a legal challenge against his executive actions on immigration.

Editor's Note: A quote in the transcript for this story has been incorrectly attributed, and the quote has some extraneous words. Governor-elect Greg Abbott said the following: "That's not prosecutorial discretion. That is a rewriting of the law that Congress wrote."

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Politics & Government
3:22 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Taking Stock of Senator Tammy Baldwin

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It’s been just over a month since sweeping victories by Republican candidates around the country, and here in Wisconsin. 

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Business
2:38 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

A construction worker clears wood from a platform that spans the Penn Station railroad tracks in New York City on Nov. 18. Construction jobs rose by 20,000 according to the November jobs report.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 3:23 pm

As 2014 winds down, you might want to save that calendar hanging next to the fridge.

Maybe even frame it.

After so many years of misery for the middle class, 2014 is now looking like the one that finally brought relief. The November jobs report, released Friday by the Labor Department, had blowout numbers showing a surge in job creation, an upturn in work hours and a meaningful boost in wages.

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