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    3:06pm May 08, 2013
    National National Economy Politics & Government

    Nearly Three Years After Dodd-Frank, Reforms Happen Slowly

    The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a sweeping legislative package designed to prevent another financial collapse. Journalist Gary Rivlin says passing the bill was just a first step in a long road to real reform, and the financial system is as vulnerable to disaster it was in 2008.
  • 10:56pm May 07, 2013
    World News World News Politics & Government

    Congressional Hearings Put Renewed Focus On Benghazi Attack

    Security was a central theme as the Senate held a confirmation hearing Tuesday for Deborah K. Jones, who has been nominated to succeed Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya. On Wednesday, House Republicans will hear testimony about the attack that killed Stevens and three other Americans.
  • 3:27pm May 06, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Advocates Honor LaHood's Time At Transportation Department

    As outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood prepares to hand off the baton to President Obama's nominee, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Morning Edition reflects on Lahood's legacy. What have he and the president accomplished? What's still to be done?
  • 3:27pm May 06, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Sanford, Colbert Busch Clash In Sole Debate Before Election

    Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, a Republican, and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, faced off Monday night in the only debate before a special congressional election in South Carolina. Sanford is trying to make a comeback after he lied about an affair with an Argentine woman while he was in office. His ex-wife has also accused Sanford of trespassing at her home.
  • After years in the halls of Congress, Republican Mitch McConnell has to convince Kentucky voters that he's still paying attention to what they want.
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    8:51am May 06, 2013
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    McConnell Tries To Show He's Still At Home In Kentucky

    The Senate minority leader is up for re-election next year, and polling in his state shows his popularity is suffering. Some voters complain that Mitch McConnell is out of touch with the people of the Bluegrass State, and others say it's time for some new blood. Still, he will be hard to beat.