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    • How the Senate Got Its Groove Back With the Power of the Purse

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Against the backdrop of rising partisan rancor over the Supreme Court vacancy, an unlikely bipartisan breakthrough is quietly taking place in the Senate, where the annual spending bills are advancing in a way that hasn’t been seen in years.

    "How the Senate Got Its Groove Back With the Power of the Purse" is from the August 19, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • John McCain Has Brain Cancer, Senator’s Office Says

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for his independent streak over more than three decades representing Arizona in the Senate, has brain cancer, his office disclosed Wednesday night in a statement from the Mayo Clinic.

    "John McCain Has Brain Cancer, Senator’s Office Says" is from the July 20, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Janet Reno, First Woman to Serve as U.S. Attorney General, Dies at 78

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Janet Reno, First Woman to Serve as U.S. Attorney General, Dies at 78" is from the November 07, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Two Polarizing Issues, Gun Control and Immigration, Have Thwarted Compromise

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    As the nation faced another crisis, polls clearly reflected what a significant majority of the public thought should be done. A bipartisan move to draft a legislative response finally gained steam after years of stasis. A stunning breakthrough looked to be at hand.

    "Two Polarizing Issues, Gun Control and Immigration, Have Thwarted Compromise" is from the February 22, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • ‘The New Washington’: How Schumer’s Power Play Led to a Deal With Trump

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Almost from the moment Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed this summer and weary senators fled the capital, Sen. Chuck Schumer began calculating how best to take advantage of the persistent Republican struggle to govern.

    "‘The New Washington’: How Schumer’s Power Play Led to a Deal With Trump" is from the September 09, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Reid and Koch Brothers Wage Proxy War for a Nevada Senate Seat

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Reid and Koch Brothers Wage Proxy War for a Nevada Senate Seat" is from the August 30, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Prince's Death May Spur Action on Opioid Bill

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 1 min
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    "Prince's Death May Spur Action on Opioid Bill" is from the June 03, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Is the Supreme Court Clueless about Corruption? Ask Jack Abramoff

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Is the Supreme Court Clueless about Corruption? Ask Jack Abramoff" is from the July 05, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    As another fevered push to open the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration collapsed on the Senate floor in December 2005, Ted Stevens, then the powerful and wily Republican senator from Alaska, declared it “the saddest day of my life.”

    "How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill" is from the December 09, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • McCain Provides the Dramatic Finale: Thumb Down

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 3 mins
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    All week long, Senate Democrats had been quietly grousing about Sen. John McCain making a stirring return to the Senate and preaching the virtues of bipartisanship while backing a Republican-only push on health care.

    "McCain Provides the Dramatic Finale: Thumb Down" is from the July 28, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Four Senators to Watch in the Trump-Russia Investigation

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    These four Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Roy Blunt of Missouri and Marco Rubio of Florida — are emerging as a bloc integral to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

    "Four Senators to Watch in the Trump-Russia Investigation" is from the May 30, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • McConnell and Ryan Are of Two Minds About Divided Government

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "McConnell and Ryan Are of Two Minds About Divided Government" is from the October 03, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Gun Control Wall, Bolstered by Republicans, Shows a Crack

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Gun Control Wall, Bolstered by Republicans, Shows a Crack" is from the June 29, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    As they departed the now famous Oval Office meeting where President Donald Trump used vulgar language to disparage the national origin of some potential immigrants, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Richard J. Durbin found themselves in a condition unfamiliar to such veteran politicians: speechless.

    "Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned" is from the January 19, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Another Republican Call to Arms, but Who Will Answer?

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A former Republican president. A senior Republican senator with a critical illness. A retiring Republican senator. And now an independent-minded Republican senator who faced a difficult, if not impossible, path to re-election.

    "Another Republican Call to Arms, but Who Will Answer?" is from the October 24, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Hurricane Harvey Shifts Political Winds in Washington

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In swamping large swaths of Texas and Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey also forged a new reality for President Donald Trump and the Republicans governing Washington.

    "Hurricane Harvey Shifts Political Winds in Washington" is from the August 31, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Lisa Murkowski, a Swing Vote on Health Care, Isn’t Swayed

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Lisa Murkowski had heard enough. As President Donald Trump pressed her and her fellow Senate Republicans last week to fall in line behind a repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the interest of party loyalty and protecting the Republican brand, she felt compelled to speak up.

    "Lisa Murkowski, a Swing Vote on Health Care, Isn’t Swayed" is from the July 26, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Carl Hulse and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Gorsuch Completes His 20-Hour Test. So How Did He Do?

    • By: Matt Flegenheimer, Adam Liptak, Charlie Savage, and others
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Judge Neil Gorsuch can relax. After 20-odd hours of Senate questioning this week, the Supreme Court nominee has completed his testimony. The committee will hold a final session Thursday featuring expert panelists discussing the judge. But his job is done.

    So what have we learned?

    "Gorsuch Completes His 20-Hour Test. So How Did He Do?" is from the March 23, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times.

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    • Takeaways From Judge Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearing

    • By: Adam Liptak, Charlie Savage, Matt Flegenheimer, and others
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Judge Neil M. Gorsuch faced tough questions from Sen. Dianne Feintstein Wednesday about his role in approving harsh interrogation techniques during his time as a lawyer in the administration of President George W. Bush.

    "Takeaways From Judge Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearing" is from the March 22, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Adam Liptak, Charlie Savage, Matt Flegenheimer and Carl Hulse and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Gorsuch Confirmation Presents Democrats With 2 Difficult Paths

    • By: Carl Hulse
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
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    When it comes to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Senate Democrats appear to have two options: Get out of the way or get run over.

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