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N.M. Governor Apologizes Over Attempt To Quash Noise Complaints, Cites Snowballs

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 1:19pm

In audio recordings, the governor is heard telling police dispatchers there's no need to send officers — and demanding to know who complained.

Data Breach Fight Creates New Rancor Ahead Of Democratic Debate

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 11:21am

A Saturday evening debate expected to be unexciting could have new fire after the DNC and Sanders sparred over a data breach where his campaign saw proprietary information from Clinton's campaign.

How To Ace A Debate? Ask The Pros Behind The Politicians

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 10:41am

When they take the debate stage, candidates must somehow walk a fine line between polish and authenticity — but how? Two people who train presidential hopefuls for a living break down how it's done.

How To Ace A Debate? Ask The Pros Behind The Politicians

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 10:41am

When they take the debate stage, candidates must somehow walk a fine line between polish and authenticity — but how? Two people who train presidential hopefuls for a living break down how it's done.

Are You An Evangelical? Are You Sure?

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 7:03am

"Evangelical" is one of the most poorly defined terms in the U.S. political conversation.

What To Look Forward To During Saturday's Democratic Debate

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 7:01am

Access to the DNC's voter files is available again to the Bernie Sanders campaign. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about how this spat could play out on the debate stage Saturday night.

Coloradans Will Put Single-Payer Health Care To A Vote

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 7:01am

Colorado voters made the state the first to legalize recreational pot. In 2016, a ballot initiative could establish another first: a single-payer health system that provides universal coverage.

President Obama Talks Terrorism In Year-End Press Conference

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 7:01am

Terrorist attacks and the ongoing battle with the Islamic State cast a shadow over some of the accomplishments the president tried to highlight in his year-end news conference on Friday.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Hillary Clinton's Awkward Love For Beyoncé

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 4:00am

Most politicians aren't cool. And maybe that's ok.

Fact Check: Did Obama Withdraw From Iraq Too Soon, Allowing ISIS To Grow?

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 4:00am

Republicans have hammered President Obama for underestimating ISIS and naively allowing it to grow by leaving Iraq. But the withdrawal is only one factor in the rise of the extremists.

DNC Restores Sanders Campaign's Access To Voter Files After Data Breach

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 12:32am

A software glitch let Sanders staffers see data from rival Hillary Clinton's files. But Sanders said the retaliation went too far, and filed a lawsuit in federal court to regain access to the data.

Bernie Sanders Campaign Sues DNC After Breach Of Voter Database

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 5:37pm

The Bernie Sanders campaign is suing the Democratic National Committee after it suspended access to a voter database. The DNC says the campaign inappropriately accessed Hillary Clinton's data.

Secretary Of State Kerry Works To Focus Global Leaders On Syria

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 3:29pm

Secretary of State John Kerry tries to keep up the momentum in talks to resolve the civil war in Syria. Nearly 20 countries are meeting in New York to plan for peace talks expected next month.

Preparing To Break Away From GOP Field, Ted Cruz Organizes In Tennessee

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 3:29pm

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz believes the road to the GOP nomination runs through the South — especially the southern states voting on March 1st. NPR explores what he's up to in Tennessee.

Veterans' Advocates Highlight Progress On Homelessness, Claims Backlog

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 3:29pm

New Year's day 2016 is the deadline for two ambitious goals set at the Department of Veterans Affairs — ending the backlog of disability claims and reaching zero homeless veterans. Neither goal has been met, but veterans' advocates hope momentum on progress isn't lost.

Week In Politics: GOP Debate, Obama's Legacy

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the GOP debate this week and President Obama's legacy.

Obama Delivers Year-End News Conference Before Holidays

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 3:29pm

President Obama held a year-end news conference Friday as he prepared to head off to Hawaii for the holidays. He answered questions about the fight against terrorism, and touted some successes.

Obama Wraps Up 2015 With Year-End Press Conference

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 12:35pm

The president is taking questions Friday afternoon. Afterward, he'll travel to San Bernardino, Calif., to visit families of victims of this month's terrorist attack, before heading off for vacation.

Bernie Sanders Campaign Locked Out Of Key Voter File After Data Breach

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:26am

The senator's campaign confirms a member of its staff accessed the proprietary voter files of another campaign. Now the Democratic National Committee is locking Sanders' campaign out of the system.

Congress Sends $1.8 Trillion Tax And Spending Bill To President Obama

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:11am

The federal government is slated to be funded until Sept. 30, 2016, in a deal that includes hundreds of billions of dollars of tax breaks.

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