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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

3 hours 18 min ago

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Of The 900 Or So People Running For President, At Least 1 Of Them Is Nuts

8 hours 55 min ago

A small group of presidential hopefuls get most of the media attention, but there are a lot of unknown people who also want the top job and filed the necessary paperwork. One of them is Deez Nuts.

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What Sanders Lacks In Media Coverage He Makes Up For In Crowd Size

8 hours 55 min ago

Bernie Sanders is leading the polls in New Hampshire's Democratic primary race, but Hillary Clinton is still up in the national polls. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

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Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

11 hours 46 min ago

Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.

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On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:01pm

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.

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Week In Politics: Biden's Possible Run And Bush's Handling Of Katrina

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:01pm

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the prospects of Vice President Joe Biden running for president, as well as former President George W. Bush's visit to New Orleans to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Clinton Takes The Stage At Democratic Summit, Trying To Quell Concerns

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:01pm

As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.

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After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:58pm

Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.

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Indicted Congressman Challenges Limits On Contact With Colleagues

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:47pm

Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an "undue and unnecessary burden."

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Virginia Governor: 'Clearly Too Many Guns In the Wrong Hands'

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:23pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to introduce gun-control legislation. McAuliffe spoke two days after a gunman killed two journalists during a live broadcast.

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Is Donald Trump Nice Enough?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:25am

The GOP frontrunner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.

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George W. Bush Returns To New Orleans To Remember Katrina

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:32am

A decade after the storm that irreparably damaged his presidency, Bush visits one of the schools that was nearly wiped out.

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CHARTS: The (Literal) Shapes of Presidential Candidates' Donations

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:23am

From grassrootsy Bernie Sanders to millionaire-fueled Jeb Bush, FEC data can tell you a lot about how a campaign is running.

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How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:22am

Some candidates are more dependent on their superPACs and millionaires, while others are turning most to small donors. See where the candidates line up based on their donations.

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Obama Acknowledges There's Much More Work To Do In New Orleans

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

President Obama celebrated the progress made to rebuild New Orleans but said what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."

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North Dakota Legalizes Armed Police Drones

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:16pm

Law enforcement agencies in North Dakota are now allowed to operate drones armed with "less than lethal" weapons.

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Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:22pm

SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.

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Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:14pm

The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."

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National Portrait Gallery Won't Remove Bust Of Planned Parenthood Founder

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:23pm

Conservative groups want the gallery to take down the bust of Margaret Sanger, who they say was racist because of her support for eugenics.

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Swept Up In The Storm: Hurricane Katrina's Key Players, Then And Now

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:46pm

The natural disaster of Katrina and the man-made tragedy that followed catapulted local figures and obscure federal officials into the spotlight.

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