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Oregon Shooting Dredges Conversation On Guns Back To Surface

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:08pm

As details of Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College continue to emerge, several politicians are reacting with strong language about gun control.

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Weak Jobs Report May Kill Interest Rate Hike For This Year

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:40pm

Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.

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Is Marco Rubio The Generational Change The Grand Old Party Needs?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:06pm

Since the 1980s, Democrats have had a serious presidential candidate pressing the need for generational change. But now Republicans have the young candidates, and Rubio is running as the fresh face.

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The Last Thing Bernie Sanders Needs Right Now Is A Conversation About Guns

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:02pm

Sanders could find himself having to uncomfortably explain his past positions on gun control, to his possible political peril.

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Arne Duncan Stepping Down As Education Secretary

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:36am

Duncan has been with Obama from the beginning of his administration. His tenure has been marked by reform — and controversy over initiatives like Common Core and an embrace of charter schools.

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Bernie Sanders And Ben Carson: Running With The Big Dogs — Financially

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 4:03am

The lesson of many past campaigns is that while money is an essential test of viability in the early stages of a campaign, it is no guarantee of electability.

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7 Of President Obama's Pleas For Gun Reform

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:23pm

Speaking forcefully about the need for gun policy reform Thursday, Obama said, "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough."

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Sanders Raises Nearly As Much As Clinton In 3rd Quarter

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:34pm

New campaign fundraising numbers are out, and they show Bernie Sanders on pace with Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, Ben Carson was the big winner. NPR's Robert Siegel learns more from correspondent Peter Overby.

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Investigating Clinton Email Server, FBI Says It Doesn't 'Give A Rip About Politics'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:17pm

The agency's director, James Comey, said Thursday that he is closely monitoring the investigation. He also made unusually passionate remarks about violent crime in America.

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Investigating Clinton Email Server, FBI Doesn't 'Give A Rip About Politics'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:17pm

The agency's director, James Comey, said Thursday that he's closely monitoring the investigation. He also made unusually passionate remarks on violent crime in America.

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From FUBAR To Russian Phishing: The Latest From Hillary Clinton's Emails

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:35am

Russian hackers tried a phishing scheme, a White House operator didn't believe the caller was actually Clinton and she panicked after being unable to find her local NPR station.

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Bernie Sanders Raises $26 Million In 3rd Quarter, Nearly As Much As Clinton

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:06am

From 60 points down and a third of the money, Bernie Sanders is now up in polls and on par in fundraising with Hillary Clinton, who raised $28 million in the third quarter.

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If Joe Biden Wants To Run For President, His Narrow Window Is Closing

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:03am

As Hillary Clinton continues to struggle, Joe Biden's name continues to surface. No one in Washington truly knows what the vice president will do, but he likely has to decide in the next couple weeks.

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If Kevin McCarthy Wins Speakership, His Challenges Will Be Immediate

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:48am

He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.

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Did Kevin McCarthy Commit The 'Classic Washington Gaffe'?

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 6:41pm

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who many expect will be the next speaker of the House, made comments about the Benghazi committee and Hillary Clinton's poll numbers that are getting the wrong kind of attention.

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Ben Carson Jokes He Used To Throw Rocks At Cars Before Police 'Would Shoot You'

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 6:13pm

The joke, told at a Republican campaign event in New Hampshire, hung strangely in the air before Carson pivoted to note the tremendous respect he has for the police.

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Next Republican Debate Could Be Bad News For Paul, Graham

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:39pm

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is close to not making the main-stage for the Oct. 28 CNBC debate. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may not even make the undercard debate, which could feature just three people.

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U.S. Military To Make Recommendations On Women In Combat

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:39pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter refused to discuss upcoming recommendations on women in combat Wednesday. Some expect the Marines to ask for permission to exclude women from some positions.

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Romney Calls GOP Tone 'Unfortunate,' Trump Foreign Policy 'Absurd'

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:31pm

The 2012 Republican standard bearer says the GOP risks losing the race for the White House because of the candidates' rhetoric in the primary.

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Pope's Commitment To Religious Freedom Highlighted On U.S. Trip

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:24pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Emma Green, who covers religion for The Atlantic, about the Pope's meeting with Kim Davis and the complexities of his politics.

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