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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.
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Mitch McConnell's Mission: Making The Senate Work Again

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell has wanted to be Senate majority leader since grade school. Now, as he starts his sixth term in office, he'll finally get his wish.
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No Policy Proposals Expected On Larry Hogan's Maryland 'Thank You' Tour

Former Democratic State Sen. Robert Neall will oversee budget and financial issues for Hogan's transition team, but Maryland's governor-elect still isn't talking about his plans for the Purple Line or other big issues.
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Congress' Newest Members Come To Washington

The newly elected members of Congress arrived in Washington today to begin orientation for their new jobs.
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At The Supreme Court, Tracing A Fine Line Between Politics And Race

On Wednesday, the justices took up a redistricting case from Alabama that explores the question of which kinds of political gerrymandering are acceptable and which are not.
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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.
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Obamacare Architect Apologizes For Remarks On The Law's Passage

In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.
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In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.
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Bush 41 And 43 Share Common Enemy: Saddam Hussein

Former President George W. Bush discusses with NPR's David Greene how both he and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, waged war against Saddam Hussein, and the state of Iraq today.
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U.S. Rep. Alma Adams To Be Sworn Into Office

Democrat Alma Adams represents North Carolina's 12th Congressional District. Steve Inskeep talks to her about her new position; she had served in North Carolina's General Assembly for 20 years.

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