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Did A Federal Safety Agency Help General Motors Avoid A Recall?

As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?
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For Political Conventions, Another Balloon Bursts

National party conventions have received taxpayer funds for years, but new legislation will end that — just as parties and the media are rethinking the relevance of those quadrennial extravaganzas.
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A Week Into His New Job, Controversy Forces Mozilla CEO To Resign

Brendan Eich is a co-founder of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser. But his personal donation to an anti-gay-marriage campaign means he's no longer CEO.
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Mega-Donor Opens Wallet On The Hill To Kill Online Gambling

Sheldon Adelson is possibly the most influential campaign donor in the U.S. He also happens to be the head of the Sands casino empire, and now he's behind a push in Congress to ban online gambling.
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Who's Who In Senate-CIA Report Showdown

A Senate panel voted Thursday to declassify parts of a controversial report on the CIA's use of interrogation activities. Here's a look at some of the key Senate players and their motivations.
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NPR Poll: GOP's Older Voter Advantage Slips From 4 Years Ago

The new NPR poll indicated that Republicans had a 10 percentage-point advantage over Democrats with voters over age 59. In 2010, it was 21 points.
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The Politics Hour - April 4, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor of the District of Columbia.

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'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes

A dispute between Beaver State blueberry farmers and workers spurred Congress to change an obscure provision in a 1938 labor law. Some fear it will delay pickers' paychecks.
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Mikulski Targets Wage Gap With 'Paycheck Fairness Act'

Senate Democrats are pivoting from discussion about raising the minimum wage to decreasing the wage gap between men and women, and Maryland's Barabara Mikulski is leading the fight.

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Democrats: Benghazi Probes Are Wasteful, Politically Motivated

Citing millions of dollars spent already, Democrats argue politics is not a good reason to spend millions more investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya more than a year ago.

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