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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:00am

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:45am

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

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Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:45am

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

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When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:34pm

Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Converge In New Hampshire

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:34pm

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers shares an update from Nashua, N.H., where current and potential Republican presidential candidates have gathered to speak to party leaders and activists.

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Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 8:10am

With the presidential campaign season already underway, NPR's Linda Wertheimer has a hot tip for swing state voters feeling besieged: Rent your house to a political operative and take a vacation.

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O'Malley, Possible Clinton Rival, Says A President Can't Let Polls Lead

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:03am

The former Maryland governor also was flatly dismissive of Republican economic theories in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, saying they're 'patently bull----.'

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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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