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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

1 hour 52 min ago

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."

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Six In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

5 hours 1 min ago

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:56pm

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.

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Homeland Security Gets Stopgap Funding, But More Political Battles Loom

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:56pm

Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.

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How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 2:25pm

The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.

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Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:16am

President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.

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Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.

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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.

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Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape The CPAC Lion's Den

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:58pm

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Homeland Security Funding Bill Caught Up In House

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:42pm

With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.

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Some Republicans Skeptical Of Jeb Bush's Conservative Credentials

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:42pm

The Conservative Political Action Conference has been meeting just outside Washington, D.C., this week. A parade of presidential hopefuls addressed the annual event for grassroots activists. There were many conservative favorites, including Senator Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But perhaps the biggest test at CPAC was for Jeb Bush, who's long been greeted with skepticism by conservative activists.

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What Do Conservatives Want For 2016? We Asked

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:08pm

Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference say they want the next president to focus on bipartisanship, faith, security and lower taxes.

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Congress Will Vote On Homeland Security; Agency's Funding Ends Tonight

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:48am

Both the House and Senate are expected to vote on bills to fund the DHS Friday, with the Senate possibly giving its support to House Republicans' idea of funding the agency for three weeks.

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Senate OKs Funding For Homeland Security; House Has Rival Plan

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:48am

The Senate has voted to fund Homeland Security through Sept. 30. But it will likely also take up a three-week extension of funding that is moving forward in the House.

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CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

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House Not Quite Ready To 'Suck It Up' Over Homeland Security Funding

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

For a few days now, most Senate Republicans have come to terms with how this story would end. But the House has a new plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for just three weeks.

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CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

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House, Senate Divided Over Homeland Security Funding

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:03am

The department runs out of money at midnight. The Senate is on track to pass a bill to fund the department with no strings attached. The House will vote on a bill to fund the department for 3 weeks.

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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:07am

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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