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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 city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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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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May 7, 2014 — On a largely party-line vote, Republicans approved the resolution that stems from the alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
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Feb 5, 2014 — For more than 100 years, voters have been able to pick U.S. senators themselves. Some conservatives think the country would be better off if state legislators made the choice.
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Jan 26, 2014 — The five-term senator and former presidential candidate, has gone soft on conservative principles, his state's GOP leadership says.
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May 15, 2013 — Among the things we learned about the IRS from the inspector general's report was that their boss told the group of employees at the controversy's heart to stop their dubious practices. Which they did, for a little while at least.
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Jun 9, 2012 — The initial wave of reaction has died down from Wisconsin's closely watched recall election last Tuesday, and now both conservatives and progressives are taking what the results mean back to their respective constituencies.
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Mar 8, 2011 — Reacting to a video that showed an NPR executive making controversial comments about Republicans, conservatives and Tea Party activists, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the video proved NPR and public broadcasting generally shouldn't get taxpayer money.
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Feb 25, 2011 — One surprise was that the very conservative South Carolina was behind the Dakotas. Vermont had the highest percentage of liberals. Interestingly, the least conservative state was more strongly conservative than the most strongly liberal state.
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Feb 15, 2011 — Ron Paul, for the second year in a row, has won the presidential straw poll at CPAC, the conservative conference. The question remains: why does he do so well in straw polls and less well in actual primaries and caucuses?
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