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  • Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

    24 July 2014, 5:56 pm by: Audie Cornish

    Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.
  • Sen. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

    24 July 2014, 4:12 pm by: Pam Fessler

    The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty, but progressives are skeptical.
  • Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

    24 July 2014, 9:28 am by: Eyder Peralta

    Sen. John Walsh lifted at least a quarter of his United States Army War College master's thesis, according to a report in The New York Times. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February.
  • A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

    24 July 2014, 6:05 am by: Jim McLean

    An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."
  • Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

    23 July 2014, 7:04 pm by: Peter Overby

    The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.
  • Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

    23 July 2014, 6:56 pm by: Bill Chappell

    The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.
  • Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

    23 July 2014, 5:06 pm by: Laura Sullivan

    Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.
  • Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

    23 July 2014, 4:08 pm by: Tamara Keith

    Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common…
  • Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide

    23 July 2014, 4:08 pm by: Cheryl Corley

    The governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state. But the mayor of Des Moines and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor.
  • To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress

    23 July 2014, 4:08 pm by: Ailsa Chang

    The House and Senate have unveiled competing bills to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. Neither would give Obama all the funds he's asked for to deal with the crisis.
  • Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy

    23 July 2014, 4:45 am

    Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
  • California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

    23 July 2014, 4:45 am by: April Dembosky

    The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.
  • Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

    23 July 2014, 4:45 am by: Peter Overby

    If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.
  • Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs

    23 July 2014, 4:45 am by: Tamara Keith

    The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
  • Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

    22 July 2014, 11:46 pm by: The Associated Press

    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

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