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Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump

The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.
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Pierson's Resignation Was 'Inevitable,' Says Virginia Rep. Connolly

The Virginia congressman says the "drip, drip, drip of new leaks became insurmountable" for the outgoing Secret Service director.
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The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.
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Legal Limbo No More? Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

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Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.
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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.
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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Elizabeth Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed re-enforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.
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In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

Elise Stefanik is 30 years old and running for Congress. If she wins, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Democrats hope filmmaker Aaron Woolf can help them hang on to the seat.
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New D.C. Bill Would Require Uber To Provide Liability Insurance Coverage

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh is proposing legislation to end the regulatory vacuum critics say has placed Uber users at risk.
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Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

The former homeland security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.

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