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GOP Senators Warn Of Tough Road For Hagel Nomination

President Obama will on Monday name former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary, an administration official confirmed to NPR. Hagel's past comments on Iran, Israel and gays have come under scrutiny.
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Delaney Calls For Grand Bargain Deal To Address Budget Crisis

New lawmakers in the region are calling for a grand bargain to deal with the nation's budget problems.


Former Sen. Scott Brown May Be Eyeing Quick Return To Washington

The Massachusetts Republican left Congress this week after losing in a contentious race to Democrat Elizabeth Warren. But if John Kerry is confirmed as the next secretary of state, Scott Brown could be back on the campaign trail in weeks.

Rebel Republicans Tried To Send Boehner A Message

Last week, House Speaker John Boehner narrowly held onto his leadership post after some in his own party voted against him or abstained.

Seeing The House Through Freshmen Eyes

The 113th Congress convened last week, and introduced a batch of fresh faces to Washington. Host Rachel Martin speaks with two freshmen members of the House of Representatives, Democrat Ami Bera of California and Republican Rodney Davis of Illinois, about the incoming Congress and what they hope to accomplish.

Kentucky's Andy Barr Says He'll Focus On Compromise In New Congress

The 113th Congress reconvened this week with 84 newly elected members. Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston travels to Lexington, Ky., to meet the newest member of the Kentucky Republican delegation, Andy Barr.