Politics

6:15am

Tue January 27, 2015
Around the Nation

How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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How much oil and gas is really at stake at ANWR? Well, nobody's really sure. NPR's Martin Kaste reports this decades-old political fight is based on rough estimates of what's really in the ground.

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6:14am

Tue January 27, 2015
Politics

Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 1:38 pm

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5:05pm

Mon January 26, 2015
It's All Politics

The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:58 pm

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf holds a briefing for reporters on the CBO's updated budget and economic outlook on Monday on Capitol Hill.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

The federal deficit is on track to its lowest level as a percentage of the economy since 2007, and the economy is stronger than expected.

That's the good news from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's new economic outlook released Monday. "Economic activity will expand at a solid pace in 2015 and over the next few years — reducing the amount of underused resources, or 'slack,' in the economy," the report said.

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4:41pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Politics

GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 12:14 pm

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4:41pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Politics

India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 12:14 pm

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4:07pm

Mon January 26, 2015
It's All Politics

At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:52 pm

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, meets with members of the Londonderry Fish and Game Club in Litchfield, N.H., on Jan. 14. Paul was one of three GOP presidential hopefuls who attended Sunday's semiannual gathering of David and Charles Koch's donor network in California.
Jim Cole AP

Three Republican presidential hopefuls declined Sunday night to insult some of the party's biggest donors.

Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, asked by debate moderator Jonathan Karl of ABC News if billionaires now have too much influence in both major parties, agreed that it wasn't a problem — if not exactly for the same reasons.

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1:57pm

Mon January 26, 2015
It's All Politics

Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 8:25 am

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., announces he will vote to pass the health care reform bill after President Obama agreed to sign an executive order reaffirming the ban on the use of federal funds to provide abortions, March 21, 2010.
Alex Brandon AP

This week, Congress returns with House leaders vowing to revisit the anti-abortion bill they pulled off the floor last week. The ban on abortions after 20 weeks was withdrawn when it appeared there weren't enough Republican votes to pass it.

Why did it need quite so many Republican votes? Because the GOP can no longer count on a contingent of Democrats to help out on abortion-related votes.

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6:21am

Mon January 26, 2015
Politics

Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 3:22 pm

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5:04am

Mon January 26, 2015
The Two-Way

Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:58 am

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
Ariel Zambelich NPR

Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, speaking to NPR's Morning Edition, says he's concerned about retaining qualified U.S. military service members amid the "stress and strain" of more than 13 years of continuous warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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5:24pm

Sun January 25, 2015
Politics

Will We See Veto Battles On Capitol Hill?

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 6:38 pm

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From the NPR studios in Culver City, California, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Arun Rath. President Obama's State of the Union address this week was lousy with the V word.

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