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A Candidate For Congress In Georgia — And Michigan And Hawaii And...

Melissa Block speaks with Allan Levene, a candidate for Congress who is based in Georgia. Levene is running in four different states to increase his odds of winning.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Report Creates Political Headache For Obama

A new State Department report that concludes the proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline would not worsen global warming has alarmed environmentalists and increased the volume of Republican calls for its approval.
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Civil Rights Groups Back Marijuana Decriminalization Bill In D.C.

Councilmember Tommy Wells has introduced a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, and the legislation has gained the backing of a coalition of civil rights and civil liberties groups.

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Yellen Becomes Fed Chair, And Bernanke Heads To Think Tank

Ben Bernanke, who saw the country through a recovery from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, will join Brookings' Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
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MyRA: Understanding President Obama's Retirement Savings Plan

Almost half of American households live with little to no savings. President Obama has a new plan to fix that — the "myRA" savings account. Host Michel Martin talks about the plan with TIME magazine's Rana Foroohar and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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VIDEO: Obama And O'Reilly Hit Harder Than Denver And Seattle

The Super Bowl was a super bore if you prefer close contests. Seattle trounced Denver, 43-8. The president's pregame interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was a much more contentious affair.
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Obama's Plan To Use Executive Orders Ruffles Feathers

A divided Congress in an election year makes for some difficult conditions for policy-making, but one Virginia congressman doesn't feel that using executive orders to circumvent a divided chamber is the answer.

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O'Malley To Hold Rally In Baltimore On Minimum Wage Increase

A minimum wage increase will be the object of a rally today in Baltimore featuring many of the region's faith leaders.

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Sen. Mark Warner To Hold Hearing On Target Data Breach

The personal information of an estimated 70 million americans has been stolen thanks to a security breach at Target. A hearing on Capitol Hill look into how these breaches can be prevented.

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Voters In New Orleans Give Mayor Mitch Landrieu 2nd Term

Over the weekend, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won a triumphant re-election victory. Even with the major progress New Orleans has made since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, there are plenty of challenges for Landrieu to tackle in a second term, including high rates of unemployment and crime.

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