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The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 3:03am

Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians.

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On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 9:05pm

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.

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A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:48pm

A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the President can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:57pm

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:57pm

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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Week In Politics: Trans-Pacific Partnership, 2016 Presidential Candidates

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.

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Lawmakers Approve Bill To Help Finalize Asia-Pacific Trade Deal

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

Senate negotiators move forward on legislation that would give President Obama the authority to negotiate a sweeping trade accord. That deal, however, will align Obama with Republicans and pit him against Democrats.

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Oklahoma City Bombing A 'Wake-Up Call' For Government Security

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:09pm

After the bombing 20 years ago, the government determined federal buildings should be set back from the street and engineered to prevent floors from collapsing. But has it gone to far?

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5 Things You Should Know About Mike Huckabee

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:29pm

He's run marathons and issued more than 1,000 pardons and commutations as governor of Arkansas. Here's what you might not know or remember about Huckabee.

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Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:19pm

Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move which angers many Democrats and unions.

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:18pm

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:50am

During the panel's hearing on Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts cellphone rang. And what ringtone does the Kansas Republican have on his phone? It was the theme from the Disney movie Frozen, "Let It Go."

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The Most Corrupt State In The Country Is ...

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:11pm

A new poll says Americans think New York is the most corrupt state in the country. But is it? There are lots of ways to calculate it.

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Congress Repeals Medicare 'Doc Fix' Law, Ending Annual Scramble

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:39pm

The "doc fix", which postpones cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, has been an annual ritual in Congress for years. Now a permanent repeal of the doc fix takes care of the problem for good.

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In Or Out In Congress? Gyrocopters, Tweets To Iran, Downton Abbey

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:55pm

In Congress, just like at any storied American institution — McDonald's, New York Fashion Week, the Bush and Clinton families — trends come and go.

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Throwback Thursday: Reagan Announces Run For President

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:03am

Imagine a time when presidential candidates declared just two months before Iowa. Flashback to 1979 when Ronald Reagan announced. It's not just timing that's shifted, so has the culture.

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Hacked Touchscreen Voting Machine Raises Questions About Election Security

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:03am

Virginia found 1-in-5 of its touchscreen machines vulnerable to attack with passwords as easy as "abcde." As more voting goes automated, more concerns are being raised.

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President Obama To Remove Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:33pm

President Obama intends to take Cuba off of the list of state sponsors of terrorism, and now Congress has a month and a half to decide if it wants to stop the process.

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Sen. Corker Says Congress Didn't Yield On Compromise Iran Bill

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker about the compromise language for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday night.

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Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:38pm

Robyn Gritz investigated major national security threats, but says the FBI drummed her out of a job after she fell out of favor with her supervisors. She went on to sell cosmetics and answer phones.

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