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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?

Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "guns everywhere bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.

A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible to apply for clemency if they meet six major criteria.

Tell Me More

Kansas Residents To First Lady: Stay Out

Guest restrictions and increased security measures are looming as Michelle Obama plans to appear at a Kansas high school graduation next month. Thousands have petitioned to revoke her invitation.

Tell Me More

Propronents Of Affirmative Action Losing The Battle?

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in public university admissions. Tell Me More looks at the internal debate within the affirmative action movement.

Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.

All Things Considered

One Month From Mudslide, Wash. Governor Takes Stock Of Damage

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.

All Things Considered

Longtime D.C. Lawyer Is White House's Next Top Counsel

The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.

Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For Washington Power Outage

A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all?

Amid Presidential Hype, Hillary Clinton Speaks In Boston

April 24, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made no direct reference to any presidential ambitions in her speech Wednesday, but it hardly seemed necessary. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

BOSTON — Speaking at a women’s leadership conference, the former secretary of state made no direct reference to any presidential ambitions, but it hardly seemed necessary.

Massachusetts Congressional Race Gains National Scope

April 23, 2014
Incumbent Congressman John Tierney is facing multiple challenges in what has become a closely watched election. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A vulnerable Democratic incumbent is facing multiple challengers this election season.

Nashville Rapid Transit Project Stymied By Americans For Prosperity

April 23, 2014
A rendering of a potential Amp bus station in Nashville, Tenn. (Nashville Amp/Facebook)

After Tennessee’s senate banned the project, we look at how the Koch brothers got involved in the movement against the Amp.

U.S. Troops Begin Military Exercises In Eastern Europe

April 23, 2014

Tensions remain high between the governments in Kiev and Moscow, with Russia conducting its own military drills on the Ukrainian border.

Obama Begins Asia Trip With Reassurance For Japanese

April 23, 2014

The trip comes amid concerns in the region about the rise of China, and about Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Coakley 1st To Submit Signatures For Governor

April 23, 2014

BOSTON — Campaign officials say Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley will turn in more than 13,000 certified signatures to earn a spot on the September primary ballot.

Hillary Clinton Headlining Forums In Mass., Conn.

April 23, 2014

BOSTON — Clinton is set to give a keynote address Wednesday afternoon at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston.

North Shore Democrats Spar In 6th District Race

April 23, 2014
Democratic challenger Seth Moulton, left, and longtime U.S. Rep. John Tierney (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — Newcomer Seth Moulton is raising more money than U.S. Rep. John Tierney, but the incumbent is well known in the district.

North Korea Steps Up Nuclear Activity Ahead Of Obama Visit

April 22, 2014

The South Korean Defense Ministry says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in North Korea.

Called ‘Deporter-In-Chief,’ Obama Weighs Deportation Changes

April 22, 2014

The policy change would shield immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records.

Is Kentucky Ready For A Muslim Senator?

April 22, 2014
Siddique Malik (@SidMalik2014/Twitter)

Siddique Malik believes his political affiliation – he’s a Democrat – may be a bigger challenge than his Muslim background.

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