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Week In Politics: Hagel's Resignation, Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times about the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson and the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.

EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.

Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.

Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.

Veto Threat Puts Tax Break Package Back At Square One

President Obama and many congressional Democrats object to making tax breaks for businesses permanent while allowing larger credits for the poor and middle class to lapse

EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.

Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."

Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?

Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.

After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

As President Obama's executive action on immigration starts taking effect, it will be up to the little-known United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to handle the actual changes.

Hagel Struggled To Stay On The Same Page As The White House

Chuck Hagel resigned as Defense Secretary on Monday after a tenure in which he wasn't always on the same page as the White House.

House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

Two House committees of jurisdiction have found no wrongdoing in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The House Select Committee created by a House vote this year will nevertheless press on with its own investigation.

Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

There are reasons why Chuck Hagel may have wanted out as Defense Secretary, but even more reasons why the White House may have wanted him out. Who might succeed him? And how will a GOP-controlled Senate handle a nominee?

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