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Corey Stewart Defends Stance On Undocumented Children In Prince William

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart explains his opposition to a federal agreement that is housing many of the thousands of undocumented children from Central America in his Northern Virginia county.


Senate Democrats Aim To Overturn High Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

The measure is unlikely to pass, however, they are hoping to give Democrats a boost in contested states this fall by getting single female voters fired up to head to the polls.

House Approves $11 Billion To Keep Highway Fund Solvent

The House has passed a bill that adds 10 months worth of money into the Highway Trust Fund. The account runs dry next month unless Congress acts. Hundreds of projects could be jeopardized.

Highway Bill As Establishment Vs. Tea Party, Chapter 943

The same groups that pushed for tactics that resulted in a government shutdown in 2013 urged a "no" vote on a short-term highway bill Tuesday.

FCC Extending Net Neutrality Commenting Time After Site Buckles

Heavy traffic to the FCC's commenting site crashed it on Tuesday. That was the original deadline for the public to weigh in on a controversial Internet proposal. You now have until Friday to comment.

Temporary Fix For Highway Money Is Well-Traveled Road

If kicking the can down the road were a competitive sport, the championship trophy would never leave Washington. A short-term fix for highway spending is just the latest contribution.
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After Displacing Cantor, Dave Brat Raises Big Bucks From Small Donations

Dave Brat, who upset U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a June primary, has raised $400,000 in the second quarter, much of it from small-dollar donations.
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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Kojo chats with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) about a legislative response he's supporting in the wake of a recent Supreme Court ruling on contraception.


A Year Into IRS Probe, Partisan Motives Still Prove Elusive

A year into congressional scrutiny of the IRS, House Republicans have narrowed their focus to two issues: former CIA official Lois Lerner's lost batch of emails, and the possible political motivations behind the agency's targeting of conservative groups. As NPR's Peter Overby reports, the investigators may be asking the wrong questions.

Congress Pulls A Smooth Maneuver To Make Highway Payments

Lawmakers looking for ways to patch a hole in the Highway Trust Fund have zeroed in on a budget gimmick called "pension smoothing." Never heard of it? You're not alone.