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  • Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase

    30 January 2015, 5:09 pm

    Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.
  • Week In Politics: Romney, Koch Brothers, Budget

    30 January 2015, 4:39 pm

    Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016, the Koch brothers' plan to spend…
  • Romney Ends Flirtation With 2016 Presidential Run

    30 January 2015, 4:39 pm by: Tamara Keith

    After flirting with a third run for president, Mitt Romney now says he won't run in 2016. What does that mean for the rest of the GOP field?
  • Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

    30 January 2015, 10:58 am by: Krishnadev Calamur

    "I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.
  • Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb Explores Presidential Bid

    30 January 2015, 5:07 am

    In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia tells Steve Inskeep his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas.
  • 4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

    30 January 2015, 4:03 am by: Mara Liasson

    In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.
  • Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903

    29 January 2015, 4:59 pm

    Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.
  • McCain Calls Protesters 'Low-Life Scum' At Senate Hearing

    29 January 2015, 1:49 pm by: Krishnadev Calamur

    The anti-war demonstrators were shouting at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges.
  • Senate OKs Keystone XL Pipeline, Setting Up Fight With Obama

    29 January 2015, 1:21 pm by: Krishnadev Calamur

    Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans to pass the measure, which must be reconciled with a version passed by the House. The Senate vote is also not enough to override a threatened presidential veto.
  • Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

    29 January 2015, 6:03 am by: Christopher Dean Hopkins

    The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate At Koch Brothers Forum

    29 January 2015, 5:03 am

    Steve Inskeep talks to ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, who moderated a panel discussion of potential Republican presidential candidates earlier this week at a donor's gathering.
  • Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

    29 January 2015, 5:03 am by: Carrie Johnson

    Loretta Lynch faced questioning from senators in her bid for confirmation. Republicans used the opportunity to criticize the president's executive actions on immigration and Eric Holder's record.
  • Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

    29 January 2015, 4:12 am by: Pauline Bartolone

    When Blue Shield of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.
  • AG Nominee Lynch Says She Differs From Obama On Marijuana

    28 January 2015, 6:47 pm by: Bill Chappell

    The moment contrasted with other exchanges between Lynch and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, such as when she defended Obama's right to take executive action on immigration rules.
  • Beefed-Up Border Security Proposal Unsettles Texas Business Leaders

    28 January 2015, 6:11 pm by: John Burnett

    A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state's largest trading partner.

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