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Boehner Plans Trip To Israel

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:27pm

The house speaker's visit at the end of the month follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection and his controversial address to the U.S. Congress.

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A Push To Move Food Stamp Recipients Into Jobs

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:05am

Critics say the benefit program discourages people from seeking jobs. The Obama administration is announcing grants to 10 states to find a better way to get recipients back to work.

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Obama To Iranians: 'Best Opportunity In Decades' For A Different Future

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:02pm

The president's message was to mark the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year. The U.S. and its allies are talking to Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program.

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Obama To Prince Charles: We'll Never Be Royals

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:15pm

President Obama told the Prince that Americans like the royal family "much better than they like their own politicians." He may be right.

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Analysis Reveals Record Number Of FOIA Requests Filed Last Year

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:57pm

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ted Bridis, investigative editor at the Associated Press, about the increasing amount of U.S. requests for government information under the Freedom of Information Act.

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California Governor Announces Billion Dollar Drought Relief Plan

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:44pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced an emergency measure to fund drought relief Thursday. California is facing its fourth consecutive year of drought, and the state is tightening water restrictions.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu Backtracks On Palestinian State Comments

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:44pm

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who now says he never meant to reject the idea of a Palestinian state during parliamentary elections this week.

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President Obama Signs Order Cutting U.S. Government's Carbon Emissions

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:44pm

In his latest action to address climate change, President Obama signed an executive order Thursday that attempts to reduce the federal government's carbon footprint.

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French National Front Party Gaining Appeal In Regional Elections

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:44pm

France holds it's regional elections Sunday, and the far-right National Front party is surging in popularity after persuading voters that it is no longer on the political fringe.

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Obama Orders Reduction In Government's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 1:28pm

He directed the federal government to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent within the next decade and to increase its use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of total consumption.

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What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:43pm

President Obama called the idea of mandatory voting potentially "transformative." That's true, and Democrats might love it, but it's not likely to happen.

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A First For Joe: Biden Could Break Tie For Attorney General

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:01am

Vice presidents have cast 244 tie-breakers in the Senate, but if Biden rescues Loretta Lynch's nomination it will be the first time it has been used for a Cabinet nomination.

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Who's Winning The 2016 Race — On Facebook And Twitter?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:03am

While many of the potential presidential contenders are on the road, the race is also taking off on social media.

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Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:55am

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Michael Crowley, Politico's senior foreign affairs correspondent, about U.S.-Israeli relations.

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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:22am

President Obama defends his economic track record, even as Republicans are trying to change the government's fiscal course. House and Senate committees unveiled draft budgets that would cut spending.

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Bad Blood Gets Worse Between Barack, Bibi And Israel

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 5:04pm

Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is likely to cause President Obama more headaches when it comes to dealing with Republicans, the Iran negotiations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Chicago Mayor's Race Puts Democratic Divide In Spotlight

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:37pm

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is in a fight for his political survival. Signal of deeper divide in the Democratic Party.

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After Netanyahu Win, What's Next For Israel Still Unknown

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:49pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in parliamentary elections shows that Israelis are backing the status quo. But the shape of a new government and the international implications of Netanyahu's victory are still being worked out.

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Chicago Race Exposes Progressive, Wall Street Wings Of Democratic Party

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:49pm

The strength of Hillary Clinton's standing in the presidential contest is clouding a left-right divide within the national Democratic Party.

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Trade Policy Vote Could Affect Organized Labor's Role In 2016 Election

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:49pm

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Steven Greenhouse, a former longtime labor correspondent for The New York Times.

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