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GOP Debate Liveblog: National Security Takes Center Stage

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 7:48pm

Concerns over terrorism and how to respond to threats at home and abroad will weigh heavily over the CNN face-off in Las Vegas.

In First Debate, Lindsey Graham Holds His Ground On Terrorism

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 7:36pm

Graham repeatedly rolled his eyes and shook his head as the other candidates discussed their plans to fight ISIS.

Ahead Of GOP Debate, Clinton Rips Republicans On National Security

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 7:16pm

Outlining her plan to combat ISIS and radicalization in the U.S., the Democratic presidential candidate said "shallow slogans don't add up to a strategy."

These Seven Charts Can Help You See What The Fed Is Doing

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 5:08pm

The Federal Reserve's thinking about interest rates may seem a bit mysterious. But here are some graphs that should help you see where we've been, and why the central bank may be ready to raise rates.

Why The Politics Of The Star Wars Universe Makes No Sense

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 4:32pm

Seriously, do you understand how the Galactic Senate functioned?

GOP Candidates Meet In Las Vegas For First Debate Since Terror Attacks

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 3:15pm

The Republican presidential candidates are in Las Vegas for their latest debate, the first since terrorist attacks in Paris and California refocused the campaign on national security.

Brawl Ends Birmingham City Council Meeting

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 1:44pm

A routine city council meeting ended with the mayor and a city council member going to the hospital.

How ISIS, Paris And San Bernardino Have Changed The Republican Race

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 12:15pm

National security and terrorism have been a top issue for Republicans, but they have gained even more importance after the Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., attacks.

Keeping It 'Classy': 2 Events Highlight Very Different Trump, Rubio Campaigns

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 10:05am

Marco Rubio and Donald Trump held rallies in Nevada before Tuesday's debate just one mile apart from each other. But Rubio's was traditional and low key; Trump's was the opposite.

'Bill Wants To Meet You': Why Political Fundraising Emails Work

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 8:02am

Online habits may be shifting to social media, but email is still the be-all end-all for grassroots political fundraising. Get ready to be flooded with them.

Tonight's GOP Debate: Cruz On The Rise, As Terrorism Becomes Central Focus

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 5:04am

This is the first Republican debate since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks — and Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering the country.

Are Americans Convinced Obama's Strategy Against ISIS Is Working?

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 4:07am

President Obama says ISIS is rapidly losing ground in Iraq and Syria. David Greene talks to Democratic adviser Bruce Jentleson about whether the president is succeeding in assuaging Americans' fears.

Rubio, Trump Rally Voters In Las Vegas Ahead Of GOP Presidential Debate

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 4:07am

Republican presidential candidates square off in Las Vegas Tuesday in the last debate of 2015. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump each held rallies there, and the two events were different from each other.

Clinton To Spell Out Her Counterterrorism Strategy In Minnesota

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton outlines her strategy for combating terrorism during a speech on Tuesday. Terrorism became a critical concern among voters after deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.

Final GOP Debate Of 2015 Likely To Focus On National Security

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 4:07am

Republican presidential candidates were last on a stage three days before the terrorist attacks in Paris, talking about the economy. Since then, campaign issues have taken a sharp turn.

What To Expect From The Last GOP Presidential Debate In 2015

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 4:07am

Ahead of Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas, Renee Montagne talks to Robert Costa of The Washington Post to get an insider's take on what is ahead for debate viewers.

Federal Reserve Expected To Raise Interest Rates For First Time In 9 Years

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 3:08pm

The Federal Reserve has held interest rates at super low levels for years in an effort to bolster the economy. On Wednesday, Fed policymakers are widely expected to raise rates for the first time in nine years. The Fed is in an odd position as it hopes inflation will pick up and move higher.

In ISIS Fight, Obama Points To American Power Beyond Military Force

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 3:08pm

President Obama says the U.S. and its allies are ratcheting up the military campaign against ISIS. But Obama says military force is just one aspect of American power. He points to the climate agreement in Paris as another example of American leadership.

U.S. Envoy Calls Deal An 'Important Start' In Fight Against Climate Change

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 3:08pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Todd Stern, the Obama administration's climate envoy, who negotiated the climate deal in Paris. He calls it a "very important start" in the fight against climate change.

Federal Reserve Expected To Raise Interest Rates For First Time In 7 Years

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 3:08pm

The Federal Reserve has held interest rates at super low levels for years in an effort to bolster the economy, but it is expected to raise rates for the first time in seven years this week.

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