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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:35pm

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.

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Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:23pm

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.

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Why Would Marco Rubio Run For President? Why Wouldn't He?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:19pm

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is putting out the word that he is pushing ahead with a 2016 presidential run.

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5 Surprises From President Obama's YouTube Interviews

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:49pm

The president didn't stray far from his talking points, but the questions were surprisingly candid anyway.

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Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:16pm

The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.

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Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:06am

The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."

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Republicans In Congress Need Strong Ideas, Ohio Governor Says

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

John Kasich is on a tour of Western states promoting balanced budget amendments. Steve Inskeep talks to Kasich about how the GOP is trying to reach out to low and middle-income Americans.

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House Approves Measure That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

A revolt by Republican women threw a monkey wrench into plans by House GOP leadership to pass a 20-week abortion ban to coincide with the annual march in Washington protesting the Roe v Wade decision.

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Obama Takes His State Of The Union Messages To YouTube

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

President Obama is pitching his State of the Union proposals on a campaign-like trip and on YouTube.

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House Republican Leaders Drop Effort To Ban Some Abortions

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.

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Will Netanyahu's Congress Visit Help His Election Prospects?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., about whether he thinks Netanyahu's address to Congress in March will help him with his election a few weeks afterwards.

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Netanyahu Accepts Republican Invitation To Address Congress

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

Lawmakers say the Obama administration is "stiff arming" Congress, keeping them away from diplomacy with Iran. The House Speaker is fighting back, inviting Israel's tough talking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress soon.

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House Approves Bill That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:42pm

A bill that would prohibit using federal money to pay for "any abortion" or for "health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion" has been approved by the House.

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Israel's Netanyahu Accepts Invitation To Address Congress

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:32am

The Israeli leader will now address a joint meeting of Congress March 3, three weeks after he was originally scheduled to speak after an invitation on Wednesday by House Speaker John Boehner.

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Chicago Tries To Up Its Chances Of Hosting Obama's Presidential Library

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:59am

The University of Chicago's's plan to build the library on parkland it doesn't own is a sticking point. The foundation overseeing the competition wants to pick a host university by the end of March.

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Conservatives Disagree With Obama's Social Spending Proposals

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks with David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, about what, if anything, Republicans can work with in President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Obama Defends His Aggressive Agenda In Boise, Idaho

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:59am

In his State of the Union address, President Obama talked about middle-class tax cuts, free community college and paid sick leave. The next day, he headed to Boise to drum up support for his ideas.

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GOP-Led House Drops 20-Week Abortion Limit, Will Advance Funding Ban

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:15pm

Some Republican lawmakers, many of them women, felt the language of the limit was too restrictive — allowing abortions in case of rapes, but only if the attacks were reported to the police.

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Shouts Of Protest At Supreme Court On 'Citizens United' Anniversary

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:48pm

The day's session had just begun when protesters in the back of the chamber began yelling things like, "One person, one vote" and "We are the 99 percent."

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