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Senate Votes To Push Forward White House Trade Plans

The Senate cleared a big hurdle Tuesday in an elaborate plan crafted by Republican leaders to get President Obama what he wants on trade, despite significant opposition from Democrats.

S.C. Lawmakers Vote To Consider Removing Confederate Flag

The South Carolina House has approved a measure that allows them to consider removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Legislators convened a session Tuesday to pass a state budget.

Senate Votes To Advance The White House Trade Agenda

The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.

Obama Administration To Shift Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of loved ones.

Republicans Don't Have A Plan Yet To Replace Obamacare Subsidies

If the Supreme Court finds health care subsidies unconstitutional, conservatives will boast a win over Obamacare. But Republicans face a challenge — many of their constituents are getting subsidies.

Airlines Vs. Airports: A Dogfight Over Fees Imposed On Fliers

Airports want Congress to raise passenger fees to pay for improvements, but airlines say the move would hit passengers in the pocketbook and might discourage people from flying.
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The Greek Debt Crisis And The Threat To The Eurozone

Greece offers its creditors what's been called a last-ditch bail-out plan: The latest on the debt crisis and its ongoing threat to the eurozone.


S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of State Capitol's Confederate Flag

Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, following the shooting last week at the historic black church in Charleston. Nine people died.

The Complicated Political History Of The Confederate Flag

After a massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina's governor called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol. The flag has a long and divisive history.
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Q&A: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's Cancer Diagnosis

WAMU 88.5's Maryland reporter, Matt Bush, discusses what the governor's cancer diagnosis could mean for the state's politics.