Politics

3:20pm

Thu June 26, 2014
Politics

Senate's Immigration Reform Bill Is Declared Dead At One Year Old

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 6:10 pm

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A year-long effort to push a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the House was officially declared dead yesterday. Prospects for the bill were always dicey and the debate became more complicated by the recent wave of unaccompanied children seeking entry into the United States. NPR's Richard Gonzales has more.

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3:20pm

Thu June 26, 2014
Remembrances

Best Known For Watergate Committee, Longtime Sen. Howard Baker Dies

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 6:10 pm

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2:53pm

Thu June 26, 2014
The Two-Way

Pot Use On The Rise In U.S., Report Says

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 4:34 pm

A U.N. report says the use and potency of cannabis is on the rise in the U.S.
Ted S. Warren AP

Marijuana use in the United States has gone up as the public perception of the drug's risk has gone down, according to a new United Nations report. The potency of the drug has also increased,

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12:51pm

Thu June 26, 2014
The Two-Way

Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Dies At 88

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:28 pm

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker looks to the stage during "A Century of Service" honoring him and Sen. Bob Dole at Mellon Auditorium, Wednesday, in March 2012. Baker's death was announced on Thursday.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Tennessee Sen. Howard Baker, who served as Senate majority leader in the 1980s and chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan, has died at 88, his law firm said Tuesday.

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12:47pm

Thu June 26, 2014
Politics

Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.

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