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Days Away From Democratic Debate, All Eyes On An Undecided Biden

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 4:09pm

The first Democratic presidential debate is set for Tuesday, even as Vice President Joe Biden is considering whether to join the White House race.

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Conservatives' Pick For House Speaker Has Experience Flattening 'Pyramid Of Power'

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 12:33pm

As speaker of the state legislature in Florida, Rep. Daniel Webster gave the rank and file more power. That's why conservatives in Washington are backing him to run the House.

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California Governor Vetoes Drug Conviction Bill

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 11:27am

The bill would have protected immigrants with or without legal status from being deported for low-level drug offenses.

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New Rankings Highlight Corporate Transparency In Politics

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 5:03am

In the era of direct spending by corporations in elections, Microsoft and AFLAC Insurance get high marks for openness. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway received a score of zero.

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A Scramble In The House Pushes Paul Ryan Back Into The Spotlight

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 4:05pm

National Review contributor Neil Minkoff explains what's at stake as House Republicans figure out who will be their next speaker — and whether Rep. Paul Ryan will run for the job.

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What Kind Of Speaker Does The House Freedom Caucus Want?

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 11:17am

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., tells NPR that it's not about ideology. It's about the way the House is managed.

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An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 8:44am

As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, Evangelical Minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.

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The 2-Minute Facebook Hack To Avoid Getting Bombarded By Politicians

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 8:18am

Interested in hearing more from Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but a little hesitant to declare to your friends that you "like" them?

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What's Next In The Race For Speaker Of The House?

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 7:19am

Congressman Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the House Speaker race on Thursday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mick Mulvaney about the race for Speaker.

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As U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw, Here's What You Can And Can't Do

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 4:03am

In some areas where U.S. officials have given a green light, it hasn't been matched by their counterparts in Cuba. But here's a quick guide to where things stand right now.

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'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 4:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

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Hillary Clinton Holds 'Tough, Candid' Meeting With Black Lives Matter Activists

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 4:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with DeRay McKesson of the group, "We The Protesters," about the meeting with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C., Friday.

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4 Ways This Whole Republican Speaker Situation Gets Resolved

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 4:12pm

With Kevin McCarthy out of the race for House speaker, the path forward is not clear. Everyone is pointing to Paul Ryan, but what if he doesn't do it?

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'Doomed To Succeed' Examines Inevitability Of Close U.S.-Israel Relations

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:57pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Dennis Ross about his book, which explores why the countries are close despite foreign policy establishment rhetoric suggesting ties are detrimental to U.S. interests.

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Washington, D.C., Council Proposal Sets New Standard On Paid Family Leave

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:42pm

Critics say the U.S. is one of the few industrialized nations not to offer any paid leave for new parents, but now the Washington, D.C., Council is considering a bill that would grant workers in the nation's capital 16 weeks of paid leave — more than anywhere else in the U.S.

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20th Anniversary Of Million Man March Inspires New Rally In Washington, D.C.

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:42pm

Black men from across the country gathered for the Million Man March in Washington D.C., 20 years ago. Led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the march was billed as a day of atonement. Farrakhan and others plan to rally in Washington, D.C, again this Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the March and to renew a call for justice.

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European Leaders Develop Deportation Policy To Slow Flow Of Migrants

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:41pm

Germany is rejecting more asylum claims from migrants who fail to prove they are true refugees. But stepping up deportations has not discouraged migrants from making the perilous journey.

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Week In Politics: Speaker Of The House Race, Hillary Clinton On The TPP

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:41pm

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 Rep. Kevin McCarthy's decision to withdraw from the race for the next Speaker of the House, Hillary Clinton's opposition to the TPP, and the Russian strategy in Syria.

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Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:41pm

Leaders of Tunisia's political factions win the Nobel peace prize for guiding the country through a political transition that's been a lot more peaceful than transitions in neighboring countries.

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Tag, You're It: House GOP Leaders Pressure Paul Ryan To Enter Speaker Race

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:40pm

Republican leaders met to try and resolve their differences Friday after their election for a new speaker dissolved following the sudden withdrawal of the frontrunner, Kevin McCarthy.

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