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ISIS, Refugees Elevate National Security Issues In U.S. Campaign

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:46am

President Obama challenged his critics to offer solutions of their own to defeat ISIS. So what are the Republican candidates saying?

SuperPAC Or Not, This Group Has Money To Bern For Sanders

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:03am

Bernie Sanders' campaign insists they are not supported by a superPAC, even though the political committee of a large nurses union that endorsed him has spent over $500,000 to get Sanders nominated.

Elizabeth Warren Steps Up Campaign For Liberal Agenda

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:59pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says bipartisan efforts to "reform" the corporate tax code amount to "a giant wet kiss" for the biggest companies. She wants large corporations to pay more in taxes.

French Government Debates Extending State Of Emergency

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:24pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Oren Gross, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, about the history of the French state of emergency law, which gives authorities broad powers.

Unhyphenated: Bobby Jindal 'Disappointed' Indian Americans

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:07pm

Jindal, who suspended his campaign for president this week, was the first Indian American to run for the nation's highest office. But his bid didn't feel so historic to many Indian Americans.

Jeb Bush Calls For Use Of Ground Troops In Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 3:32pm

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush delivered a national security speech Wednesday at the Citadel in South Carolina. NPR reports on his remarks and looks at how the other GOP contenders are responding to the attacks on Paris.

U.S., French, Russian Airstrikes Continue To Attack ISIS Targets In Syria

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 3:20pm

Russian, French and U.S. warplanes continue to attack ISIS targets inside Syria. But despite an increase in resolve since Friday's attacks in Paris and vows by President Obama to "intensify" operations, there has been no new coordination between the U.S.-led coalition and the Russians.

Malaysian Leader Faces Corruption Scandal As He Prepares To Meet Obama

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:53am

Malaysia's leader is at the center of a swirling scandal involving millions — if not billions — in missing money. It's complicating a crucial U.S. relationship in Southeast Asia.

Candidates Go On Air, Raise Money In Response To Paris Attacks, Refugee Crisis

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:49am

The issue of whether to allow Syrian refugees to relocate to the U.S. has become a top issue in this weekend's bitter Louisiana governor's race. Presidential hopefuls also have ads out on the debate.

LISTEN: 4 Speeches To Hear Before Bernie Sanders' Socialism Address

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:05am

Sanders is set to give a speech Thursday explaining Democratic socialism to voters. There's a long history of big political speeches designed to take on and neutralize a lingering concern of voters.

Washington State Governor Says He Welcomes Syrian Refugees

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 8:54am

Governor Jay Inslee is declining to join the many governors who say they don't want Syrian refugees within their borders.

Paris Attacks Bring Domestic Surveillance Into Presidential Race

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 5:44am

Presidential candidates have mostly stayed away from discussing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. That's quickly changing.

Wash. Gov. Inslee Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Settle In His State

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 5:13am

Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat, talks to Steve Inskeep about why he feels it's important to support refugees fleeing Syria's civil war. Inslee has received criticism from people in his state.

WBUR Poll: Trump Leads With NH Republicans

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:03am

The billionaire's support remains essentially unchanged at 22 percent, far ahead of other Republican candidates in the state.

Obama Administration Briefs Governors On Refugee Screening

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:53pm

30 governors have expressed opposition to resettlement of Syrian refugees over security concerns in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

Supreme Court Asked To Take Messy Interstate Case On Same-Sex Adoption

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:34pm

The woman adopted her longtime partner's kids while living in Georgia, but she moved to Alabama when they split. The top court in that state refused to recognize her parental rights.

Texas Governor Joins Dozens Of Others Saying No To Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:17pm

Hundreds of people fleeing the war in Syria have already settled in Texas. The governor says he doesn't want any more. We found Texans who support the move against Syrians - and some who don't.

Kasich: 'Reasonable' to 'Pause' Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:33pm

The Ohio governor and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful outlined his foreign policy agenda in an interview with NPR, saying "I think it is absolutely critical to invite our moderate Muslim friends."

Jindal Ends Presidential Campaign: 'This Is Not My Time'

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:16pm

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday evening that he was suspending his campaign for president.

Paris Climate Conference Represents 'Best Chance' For World To Act

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Todd Stern, the U.S. special envoy for climate change, ahead of the Paris Climate Conference. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries will discuss how to slow climate change.




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