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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Sen. Orrin Hatch

Jun 27, 2012 — Tuesday's primaries were pretty good for incumbents — although Rep. John Sullivan, R-0kla., was defeated by a Tea Party-backed challenger.
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Apr 21, 2012 — Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) overcame Tea Party opposition and garnered the majority of votes at the state's Republican convention. He didn't win enough votes to claim the GOP senate nomination outright.
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Sep 9, 2011 — The Treasury secretary makes the case for the plan. But some top Republicans say the latest proposal from the administration wouldn't boost job growth.
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Aug 22, 2011 — Sen. Orrin Hatch may be breathing a sigh of relief with the numerous reports that Rep. Jason Chaffetz has decided against challenging the six-term senator.
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Feb 9, 2011 — The Utah senator told Tea Party activists he appreciated their role in taking "America back." Hatch has been targeted by the grassroots movement and is trying to avoid the fate of his former colleague from Utah, Bob Bennett, who was defeated in his re-election effort by the Tea Party.
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Feb 7, 2011 — Hatch riled Tea Party members by supporting the bank bailouts in 2008 and with other votes that involved spending. Hatch has long been known as one of the Senate's staunchest conservatives, which makes his current predicament especially poignant.
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