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A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

After a small North Carolina town lost its hospital, Belhaven's Republican mayor decided it was time to demand that North Carolina cover more people through the Medicaid program.
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Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.
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Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises

Politico Magazine editor Susan Glasser and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum talk with Linda Wertheimer about how the president's foreign policy moves are playing out at home and abroad.
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As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill

The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.
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Congress Approves $16.3 Billion VA Health Care Bill

A 91-3 vote in the Senate will send the landmark VA legislation, meant to address widespread problems in the VA health care system, to President Obama for his signature.
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On Cantor's Last Day As House Majority Leader, Debate Surrounds His Legacy

In his last address to colleagues as Majority Leader, Cantor told his colleagues to remember the House's bipartisan accomplishments.
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Rolex Captures Spotlight In McDonnell Corruption Trial

The wristwatch is a key piece of evidence in the case because businessman Jonnie Williams purchased it to buy influence from former Virginia Governor McDonnell.
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Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

House GOP leaders have abruptly canceled a vote on their own bill meant to address the surge of unaccompanied minors at the Mexican border. An effort to pass a pared down version of President Obama's request was blocked by a group of Tea Party conservatives. NPR's Senior Correspondent Ron Elving discusses the state of play.
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CIA Director Apologizes For Meddling In Senate Computers

Months after denying that the CIA could have been snooping on Senate staff, agency director John Brennan has apologized to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss.
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With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

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