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5:30am

Tue June 4, 2013
Politics

Obama To Challenge GOP With 3 Federal Appeals Court Picks

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 8:10 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

President Obama will nominate three new judges this morning to the powerful Federal Appeals Court in Washington D.C. The announcement is expected to come in the White House Rose Garden, and as NPR's Scott Horsley reports, there could be a few thorns.

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5:30am

Tue June 4, 2013
Politics

IRS Acting Director Appears Before House Panel

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 8:10 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Today on Capitol Hill, Congress turns its attention to two federal institutions that have been losing the confidence of the American people. In a minute, we'll hear about an effort in the Senate to crackdown on sexual abuse in the U.S. military.

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5:30am

Tue June 4, 2013
Politics

Senate Committee Investigates Sexual Assaults In U.S. Military

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 8:10 am

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Within the U.S. military now, it seems hardly a day goes by without some new accusation of sexual assault. The problem has the attention of top officers, even the Secretary of Defense. Still, lawmakers say the Pentagon is not doing enough to stem a growing number of sex crimes. A Senate committee is holding a hearing today on what Congress can do about sexual assault in the military.

NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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5:30am

Tue June 4, 2013
Politics

N.J. Gov. Christie Debates Who Fills Lautenberg's Senate Seat

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 8:10 am

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When Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg died yesterday at 89, he was the Senate's last World War II veteran and its oldest member. Though Lautenberg didn't plan to run again, his passing hands New Jersey Governor Chris Christie a political opportunity: to appoint a Republican to represent the state in the Senate, the first in more than three decades. Still, as New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon reports, the political choice facing Christie is anything but simple.

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6:31pm

Mon June 3, 2013
It's All Politics

White House-Issa Fight: Nasty But Normal In Washington

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 7:35 pm

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, is just doing what Congress does at times of divided government.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Anyone searching for the place where the friction between the Obama White House and congressional Republicans is throwing off the most angry sparks need look no further than the clashes between the administration and Rep. Darrell Issa.

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4:14pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Politics

Young Republicans Aim To Revitalize GOP

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 6:53 pm

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with Alex Smith, National Chair of the College Republican National Committee, about their new report, Grand Old Party for a Brand New Generation.

4:13pm

Mon June 3, 2013
It's All Politics

5 Things You May Not Know About Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 6:53 pm

Sen. Frank Lautenberg speaks to members of the press in January.
Alex Wong Getty Images

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg wasn't a regular on the Sunday talk shows. He never ran for president or cut much of a national profile.

Still, the liberal Democrat, New Jersey's longest-serving senator, left his mark as a legislator on a wide range of issues, from transportation to public health to the environment.

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2:09pm

Mon June 3, 2013
It's All Politics

Lautenberg's Death Sets Off New Jersey Senate Scramble

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., died Monday at age 89. He had announced in February that he would not seek re-election in 2014.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

The traditionally collegial U.S. Senate was never a natural fit for Frank Lautenberg, the wealthy New Jersey businessman whose headstrong, CEO style could rankle.

But the five-term senator, who died early Monday at age 89, managed to serve as a passionate and able advocate for a tight collection of causes, from gun control and public health to Israel and mass transit.

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12:49pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Law

Pick 'Em Up, Lock 'Em Up: Getting Tough On Gangs

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12:49pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Law

Pick 'Em Up, Lock 'Em Up: Getting Tough On Gangs II

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