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Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:26pm

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

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Sanders: 'My Goal Right Now Is To Win This Election'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:10pm

In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, Sanders discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.

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Obama: Affordable Care Act 'Here To Stay'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:47am

The president said that after setbacks and successes, health care in America has been affirmed as "not a privilege for few, but a right for all."

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'Judicial Tyranny' To 'A Great Day,' Candidates React To Health Care Ruling

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:47am

"This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head," said Sen. Rand Paul after the Supreme Court upheld subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

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Dixie's Long Journey From Democratic Stronghold To Republican Redoubt

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 6:03am

Many a great-granddaddy buried in rebel gray has been rolling over in his grave for some years now.

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Business Groups Win After Senate Passes Fast-Tract Trade Bill

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

The Senate has passed fast-track trade authority — completing congressional action. The only thing left to vote on is a measure providing federal aid to workers affected by international trade.

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Gun Control May Gain More Traction In 2016 Presidential Campaign

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks to Robert Spitzer, author of The Politics of Gun Control, about Democrats Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley calling for tighter gun regulations after the Charleston shootings.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces GOP Presidential Bid

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:09am

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest Republican to seek the GOP's presidential nomination. Jindal is seen as both a fiscal and social conservative.

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Here's How The Supreme Court Could Rule Today On Same-Sex Marriage

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:03am

It's tough to predict how the court will rule, but there are three main possibilities

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Here's How The Supreme Court Could Rule Today On Obamacare

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:03am

Here's how the court's King v. Burwell decision could drastically affect Obamacare subsidies in your state.

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Bobby Jindal Puts His Kids On Hidden Camera

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:13pm

The Bobby Jindal for President campaign got off to an awkward start, with this must-see video.

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'You're In My House': Obama Shuts Down Heckler At White House

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:43pm

A pro-immigration advocate repeatedly interrupted the president during an event on same-sex marriage in the East Room of the White House. She was escorted out.

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Bernie Sanders Walks A Fine Line On Gun Control

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:48pm

"I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law-abiding people," the 2016 hopeful told NPR's David Greene.

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Strength Of Governors In Presidential Races Takes A Dip In 2016

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:51pm

Being a governor can be a very good thing if you're running for president. NPR explores the role of governors in presidential races and how they might affect 2016.

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Australia Allegedly Paid Smugglers To Reverse Boat Of Indonesian Migrants

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:07pm

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Hugh de Kretser, director of the Melbourne-based Human Rights Law Center, about allegations that the government paid smugglers to take the boat back to Indonesia.

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Changing Demographics Influenced Shift In Southern Political Landscape

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:07pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Oppenheimer, a professor at Vanderbilt University, about the changing demographics and politics of the South after the Charleston, S.C., shooting.

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Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Legislation 60-38

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:50pm

The vote is a victory for President Obama, giving him final approval of legislation that enhances his power to negotiate trade deals.

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Federal Employees Criticize Government Response To Massive Data Breach

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:28pm

Federal workers are furious after the huge data breach of sensitive information. Some complain letters are going to the wrong name or address, compounding their anger over government incompetence.

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Mother Of Son Who Was Held Hostage: 'I Was Very Moved By The President'

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Nancy Curtis about the changes to U.S. policy on American hostages. Curtis' son, Theo Padnos, was held hostage in Syria for two years until he was released last August.

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Obama Announces Change In U.S. Policy On American Hostages

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:28pm

President Obama announced Wednesday changes to U.S. government policy regarding Americans taken hostage overseas. Among the changes, families of hostages will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution if they decide to pay ransom to hostage takers.

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