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'God Isn't Fixing This' Argument Divides Even More In Gun Debate

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:15am

For many fed up with the now seemingly routine shootings and the lack of policy action, pleas to God aren't enough. But is that fair?

Obama: 'We All Have A Part To Play' In Stopping Gun Violence

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:50am

In a statement from the Oval Office, the president also said the investigation into Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., has been handed over to the FBI.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Now Says He Welcomes Federal Investigation

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:35am

A day after Hillary Clinton called for a Justice Department investigation into Chicago police's handling of the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Mayor Rahm Emanuel reversed course to support one.

Senate Expected To Pass Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal Health Law

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:47am

The House has managed to vote more than 50 times to repeal all or part of the health care law, but it's always been tougher in the Senate. They are symbolic votes that the president would veto.

In The Highway Bill, Some Find Road To Riches, Others Hit A Pothole

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:46am

The $305 billion highway bill funds transportation infrastructure projects. But it also offers wins and losses for unrelated businesses. The Export-Import Bank gets saved, but big banks lose out.

'Triumph Of William McKinley' Speaks To The Ages, Karl Rove Says

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 4:23am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican strategist Karl Rove about his book of history that he believes sheds light on politics today: the 1896 presidential election of William McKinley.

Obama Again Calls For Stronger Gun Measures After San Bernardino Shooting

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 4:23am

President Obama again found himself in the position of decrying a mass shooting and not being able to do much about it. He used a scheduled interview with CBS News to express his sympathies.

Obama Calls For Gun Control Measures After San Bernardino, Calif., Shooting

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 7:55pm

President Obama expressed sympathy to the victims' families of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. He also called for stronger gun background checks and other measures.

Obama Reacts To Mass Shooting In San Bernardino, Calif.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 4:53pm

When asked about the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., President Obama said there is a pattern of mass shootings in the U.S. that has "no parallel anywhere else in the world."

British Parliament Debates Approving Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 4:14pm

The British Parliament debated Wednesday whether to give the government permission to carry out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.

Religious Leaders Chide Lawmakers Over Syrian Refugees

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 3:43pm

They say Congress should exercise "moral leadership" on the refugee issue.

Hillary Clinton Volunteer Shares Her Path To The Campaign

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 3:29pm

Why would would someone quit a solid well-paying job with benefits to volunteer for free for a presidential campaign? As part of our ongoing series Snapshots 2016, NPR catches up with a volunteer who did just that to find out why. Thirty-one-year old Farah Farley has been knocking on doors for the Clinton campaign in New Hampshire.

As Trump Solidifies Lead, GOP Establishment Struggles To Redefine Message

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bush's chief media strategist and co-founder of No Labels, about the Republicans' need for a coherent party message.

Campaign-Finance Provisions May Be Attached To Spending Bill

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 4:09am

Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to do away with limits on how much a party committee can spend to support a candidate. Party committees are bound by contribution limits intended to prevent corruption.

Senators Move To Tighten Visa Waiver Program; Concede Issues Exist

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 4:09am

Even as a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill to tighten potential security gaps in the visa waiver program, they acknowledge the measure has limits on how effective it might be.

Republican Candidates Slam Obama's Focus On Climate Change

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 6:40pm

Donald Trump said it's "a ridiculous situation" that the president is spending time confronting climate change while the ISIS threat looms.

In Wake Of Paris Attacks, Chris Christie Sees An Opportunity

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 5:59pm

The New Jersey governor is showing off his credentials as a former prosecutor to argue he can fight terrorism.

Congress Strikes Deal On 5-Year Transportation Bill

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 4:12pm

For the first time in a decade, congressional leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement on a long-term bill to fix, maintain and expand the nation's roads, bridges, rails and mass transit.

Germany Approves Plans To Support International Coalition Fighting ISIS

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with German Ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig, about Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to commit troops to the ongoing fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Chris Christie Bets On New Hampshire In GOP Presidential Race

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 3:32pm

In a crowded Republican presidential field, Chris Christie has struggled to stand out. But after a string of endorsements in New Hampshire, the New Jersey governor is hoping to break out.

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