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Bernie Sanders, In Full: His Take On Clinton, Socialism And SuperPACs

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 5:16am

In the extended, 16-minute cut of Sanders' NPR interview, the presidential candidate discusses the state of his campaign, and two aspects of his political identity: being a socialist and being Jewish.

Historic Handshake: China, Taiwan Leaders Meet For First Time In 66 Years

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 2:32am

A meaningful moment in Asia, as the leaders of China and Taiwan sit down for a meeting more than 60 years in the making.

La. Democrat For Governor: 'David Vitter Chose Prostitutes Over Patriots'

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:55pm

Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter was caught up in the 2007 D.C. Madam prostitution scandal. He won reelection, but now he's running for governor and a new ad hammers home the message.

Some Texans Puzzled By Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:56pm

President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline provoked cheers from environmental groups and a little bit of head scratching in the state of Texas.

Environmentalists Cheer Keystone XL Pipeline Decision As 'Decisive Moment'

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:56pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews environmentalist Bill McKibben, who founded 350.org, about why he's celebrating Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the next president can reverse it.

VA Restores Benefits To Vietnam Vet After Believing He Was Dead

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

A Vietnam veteran tells NPR he was recently informed by the Department of Veterans Affairs that it believed he was dead. The VA's records for tens of thousands of other people remain flawed; agency officials say they don't know in many cases whether people are dead or alive.

'Destiny And Power' Reveals Elder Bush's Criticism Of His Son's Administration

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jon Meacham about his biography of George H.W. Bush, which includes the elder Bush's criticism of his son's administration when it came to the second war in Iraq.

Canada's Trudeau Expresses Disappointment In U.S. Decision On Keystone XL

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

Canadian Company TransCanada took a blow Friday when President Obama announced he was rejecting its request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have helped transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment.

Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Undercut U.S. Leadership On Climate Change

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

President Obama announced Friday that he rejected a permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial project would have carried oil harvested from tar sands in Canada.

In The Post-Obama Age, Democrats Look To Inspire Southern Black Voters

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

African-American voters turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama's historic campaign in 2008 and again in 2012. As the top Democratic presidential candidates meet at a forum in South Carolina Friday night, NPR explores what is on the minds of black voters now.

Ben Carson Faces Scrutiny Over West Point Story

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is facing scrutiny over his biography, which states he was offered a scholarship to the U.S. military academy at West Point. It turns out, Carson never applied to the academy, his campaign said Friday.

Week In Politics: Jobs Report, President George H.W. Bush Biography

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the economy, and how a biography on President George H.W. Bush will affect Jeb Bush's campaign.

Obama Rejects Plans To Build Keystone XL Pipeline

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:21pm

After seven years of study, the Obama administration has rejected plans for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The move comes on the eve of an international climate summit.

Supreme Court To Take Up Another Challenge To Obamacare

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:13pm

The justices said Friday they would hear a challenge brought by faith-based groups that contend the government's exemptions on birth control do not go far enough to accommodate them.

Strong Jobs Data Point To Pricier Credit Cards For Christmas

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 2:04pm

Economists are saying that October's surprisingly strong job growth will encourage the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month. So holiday shoppers may pay more for using credit cards.

Ben Carson Pushes Back On Questions About His West Point Story

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:33pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he never applied to West Point, although in his book, he had written that he was "offered a full scholarship" to the elite military academy.

President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:39am

"Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security," the president said in a statement delivered at the White House.

For Jeb, One More Father-Brother White House Question to Answer

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 7:21am

The former Florida governor earlier this year announced a team of foreign policy advisers that included at least two well-known members of the Rumsfeld-Cheney team in the second Bush White House.

Bernie Sanders On Being Jewish And A Democratic Socialist

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders talks about why he self-identifies as a Socialist and how being Jewish influences his views.

Researchers Examine How To Spot A Lying Politician

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Can you tell anything about politicians' accuracy by analyzing how they speak? A new analysis finds that lying politicians tend to be more verbose.




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