After a long day of arm-twisting, a plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending remains stalled after Republican leadership was unable to get the votes needed to pass the legislation. As Jim Hilgen reports from Washington, the support of two of Colorado’s freshman Republicans was not enough to help.

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · House Republicans have been threatening to sue Obama over executive actions he’s taken on the Affordable Care Act. Today, they pulled the trigger.
 

November 21, 2014 | NPR · Republican Rep. John Boehner delivered a statement Friday in reaction to President Obama’s immigration address, saying Obama is damaging the presidency.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · Johnson holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, but hasn’t lived in the U.S. since he was 5. He told WAMU’s Diane Rehm Show that he had been billed for capital gains on the sale of his first home.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s show, we look at the eerie film Foxcatcher, the world of trailers, and what’s making us happy this week.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she’d love to make and sell Susan Stamberg’s mother-in-law’s famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.
 

November 20, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel remembers director and film icon Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 83.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · From Shetland and Orkney to the Hebrides, the Isle of Man and Rathlin Island, this week’s diverse choice of music is far from insular.
 

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November 21, 2014 | WXPN · Revisiting an archival interview with the late Louisiana songwriter.
 

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November 21, 2014 | WXPN · The inventive and unpredictable slide-guitar player performs some of his zydeco-influenced songs.
 

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