Politics

5:18pm

Tue April 22, 2014
It's All Politics

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

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 6:11 pm

Volunteer Tom Strain carries debris from an empty lot as part of an Earth Day cleanup effort in Camden, N.J. The Earth Day events celebrated on April 22 promote a sustainable and clean environment.
Mel Evans AP

On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being green in the Republican Party. Just ask Rob Sisson, president of ConservAmerica.

ConservAmerica is a membership organization created in 1995 to keep the environmental spirit of GOP President Theodore Roosevelt alive in his party. Back then, the group was known as Republicans for Environmental Protection.

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3:16pm

Tue April 22, 2014
Around the Nation

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

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 5:38 pm

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.

3:16pm

Tue April 22, 2014
News

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

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 5:38 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

President Obama is getting a new lawyer. Longtime Washington attorney Neil Eggleston will be the next White House counsel. The news comes just in time for midterm elections that could deliver the Senate to Republicans, and launch a new wave of oversight investigations.

NPR's Carrie Johnson reports Eggleston will have to muster all of his legal and political skills.

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2:31pm

Tue April 22, 2014
It's All Politics

Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For Washington Power Outage

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 8:36 am

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress, is celebrated by colleagues, including Vice President Biden, on Capitol Hill in June 2013. A former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Dingell, now 87, announced in February that he will retire after this term.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

When the next Congress is sworn in, Iowa's congressional delegation will be unusually green. Precisely half of its lawmakers on Capitol Hill are retiring at the end of this session, meaning the state will be losing decades of clout and seniority in Washington, D.C.

And Iowa isn't even the biggest loser this year. California is losing two House Democrats with 40 years of experience each — Henry Waxman and George Miller — along with Republican House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon, who's been in Congress for more than two decades.

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2:31pm

Tue April 22, 2014
It's All Politics

In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 3:48 pm

A scene from Michigan GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's first TV ad, titled, "Really?"
Terri Lynn Land campaign

For her campaign's first TV ad, Michigan Republican Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land is taking an unconventional approach.

She's attempting to take a familiar Democratic attack line and flip it against her male challenger.

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