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Why Did A Campaign Finance Reform Group Fall Short On Election Day?

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig's pro-campaign finance reform group had extensive investments, but failed to get most of their preferred candidates elected. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Lessig for a post-election post-mortem.

Putin Gets Frosty Reception At G20 In Australia

President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

Jane Byrne Dies: No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

Obama, Congress Feuding Over Keystone Pipeline, Immigration

Obama and leaders in Congress all said they took last week's election results to mean the American people want them to work together and get things done. But the feuding has begun already.

Week In Politics: Executive Action, Keystone Pipeline

Audie Cornish talks with E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about issues that popped up during the first week in Washington since the midterms.

Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Among the honorees: three leaders who spent decades opening doors for people of color in government and law and giving a voice to communities that often felt excluded from the national conversation.

When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

Not here — Democrats in the House and Senate plan to stick with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Is it time to bring the parliamentary system's "vote of confidence" mechanism to Congress?

State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.
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Federal Contractors Go On Strike For Better Wages, Collective Bargaining

Hundreds of workers want President Obama to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour.