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Kurdish Party Wins Record Number Of Seats In Turkish Parliament

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:41pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute about the rise of the Kurds in Turkey and the recent elections.

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Turkish President's Ruling Party Loses Majority In Parliament

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:41pm

In Turkey, the ruling party allied with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost its majority in parliament this weekend. The results of the election will hamper the president's ambition to rewrite the constitution and give himself more powers. NPR assesses the fallout from this weekend's historic elections.

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Obama: U.S. Lacks A 'Complete Strategy' For Training Iraqi Forces

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:41pm

President Obama said the U.S. does not yet have a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces in their fight against the self-declared Islamic State after the G-7 summit in Germany.

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Billionaire Or Bust: Who Are Rich Backers Lining Up With?

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 4:00am

Since the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, money in politics has exploded. To make it in the 2016 presidential race, candidates need their own billionaire. Here's who's lining up with who.

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Former House Speaker Hastert To Appear In Federal Court On Tuesday

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 4:18pm

The Illinois Republican, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, will hear charges of withdrawing funds illegally and lying to the FBI. He's not the first high-profile Illinois politician to run afoul of the law.

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GOP Suiters Woo Iowa With Bikes, Barbeque And Barnstorming

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 7:46am

Iowa's freshman Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a herd of potential Republican presidential candidates for her first-ever Roast and Ride event, asserting herself as a force in presidential politics.

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Under Perry, Texas Added Jobs At Nearly Four Times The National Rate

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 6:35am

Here's how well (or poorly) the governors in the presidential race fared on job creation.

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Jury Acquits Ex-BP Exec Of Lying In Oil Spill

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 1:59pm

Five years after the Justice Department vowed to hold people accountable for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, its prosecution of BP executives has foundered.

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Beau Biden, Vice President's Son, Remembered In Delaware Service

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:01am

The former attorney general and Iraq War veteran being laid to rest in a Catholic ceremony in Wilmington.

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Presidential Candidates Encounter Bumps In Early Campaigns

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 6:34am

It's a long road to November 2016, but there are already some bends in that road. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about where each of the candidates stands now.

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Here's Why All These Political Cattle Calls Matter

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 4:03am

For lesser-known GOP candidates in such a crowded 2016 field, the different events offer a chance to try to and catch fire with often little investment or infrastructure needed.

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The Iowa Beyond Hay Bales, Corn Fields And Deep-Fried Butter

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 4:03am

Each political season, Iowa attracts candidates and the hoardes of staff and media that follow them. But some wish campaigns would broaden their scope.

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If Ohio Gov. John Kasich Runs For President, He Could Be A Wildcard

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:52pm

No Republican has been elected to the White House without winning Ohio. That's one reason to pay attention to Gov. John Kasich, who is considering joining the crowded field of Republican candidates.

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Security Experts Warn OPM Breach Could Help Hackers Attack More U.S. Targets

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:52pm

Cybersecurity experts talk about the breach, by hackers, of the personnel records of millions of current and former U.S. federal government employees.

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Week In Politics: New Restraints On Government Surveillance

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about new restraints on government surveillance and the status of the 2016 presidential race.

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As Many As Six Candidates Murdered In Run Up To Mexican Elections

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:40pm

The candidates murdered were running in the most restive states in Mexico, where corruption and drug trafficking violence are the top issues on the minds of voters. Elections will occur Sunday.

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Politics Rewind: Everyone Into The 2016 Pool!

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:31pm

At this point, the better question might be who in the Republican field isn't going to run for president.

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China Dismisses U.S. Allegations That It Was Behind Cyberattack

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:31pm

The government plans to begin notifying on Monday the estimated 4 million federal employees who's data may have been hacked in an attack on its computers. Some officials are blaming China.

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Why Political Campaigns Are Raising Money Faster Than Tech Startups

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:39am

Snapchat and Facebook's early fundraising efforts have nothing on presidential campaigns, a new report finds.

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Q&A: Ohio Gov. John Kasich. He Does It His Way

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 7:32am

No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio. That's one reason Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the latest GOP candidate to give serious consideration to a White House bid.

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