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President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:17am

President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.

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In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.

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Obama Trip To Focus On Relations With Asia

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:02am

President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.

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Grand Jury Probe Could Complicate Rick Perry's Prospects

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:52am

A grand jury in Austin is considering whether the Texas governor abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer.

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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 7:12am

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Josh Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:31pm

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:29pm

Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.

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Obama: Your Question, Ms. Keith?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:46pm

I had been NPR's White House correspondent for four months. On Thursday, I asked my first question at a presidential press conference. This is how it happened.

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Superheroes Go To Washington, And They've Got Political Advice

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

With a big comics convention in Washington, D.C., this weekend, NPR's Ailsa Chang asked some costumed enthusiasts for suggestions on how to help the folks inside the Capitol.

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Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

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Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.

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Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:27pm

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long-term.

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Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:27pm

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.

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Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:58am

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

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New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:57am

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

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To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:55am

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

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15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:51am

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

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Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:40am

As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.

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Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:36am

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.

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