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The Controversy Surrounding Hagel's Confirmation

In an interview with former Middle East peace negotiator Aaron David Miller in 2006, then-Sen. Chuck Hagel made a controversial statement about the "Jewish lobby." On the eve of Hagel's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Miller argues that it's time to let those comments go.

Immigration, Gun Legislation And The Shakeup In Iowa

NPR's Ken Rudin recaps the week in politics, from the new proposals for immigration policy, to the Senate testimony on gun control legislation. Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, about the retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and the politics of Iowa in 2014.
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O'Malley Outlines Successes, Priorities In State Of The State

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers to pick up his legislative agenda on Wednesday in the State of the State address, though he didn't offer specifics in certain areas, like transportation.


Rubio's New York Admirer Isn't Exactly Welcome

Rubio's push on immigration overhaul is getting him all kinds of attention. But some of it, he probably would be just as happy without.
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Analysis: Agencies, Contractors Ramp Up Planning For Sequester

Federal agencies and contractors alike are intensifying preparations for a possible sequester, a huge swath of budget cuts that could go into effect at the end of February. Government Executive's Tom Shoop outlines the latest.  


Immigration: Did Senators Get It Right?

After years of false starts, national leaders finally seem ready to overhaul the nation's immigration system. A group of bipartisan senators released a new immigration proposal this week and President Obama seemed to endorse it. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks a former immigration official, does the proposal offer real solutions?