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Utah Constituents Say Rep. Chaffetz Is Qualified To Be House Speaker

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:06am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced he's running to succeed John Bohner as speaker of the House. Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, takes on the party's No. 2 Kevin McCarthy.

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Va. Delegate Keam Is Grateful For Changes To 1965 Immigration Act

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:06am

In Part One of a new series on immigrant families, we examine the experience of Mark Keam, a Korean-American who is the only Asian immigrant elected to the Virginia legislature.

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The Supreme Court's New Term: Here's What To Watch

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:02am

The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.

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Breaking Down The Race For The Speaker's Gavel

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:12pm

The competition for speaker of the House turned competitive on Sunday. Senior editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Michel Martin about what this could mean for the leadership in Congress.

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Chaffetz Leaps Into Race To Succeed Boehner As Speaker

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:12pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

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Pope's Visit Brings Focus To Tenuous Intersection Of Faith And Politics

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:12pm

Many Americans are reassessing Pope Francis' triumphant U.S. tour because of his meeting with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.

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Hillary Clinton Embraces Her Image On Saturday Night Live

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 2:58pm

With the Democratic primary race tougher than the front-runner might have expected, Clinton confronted several of her flaws on SNL. But maybe not the most significant ones.

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Chaffetz Says He Wants To Replace Boehner As House Speaker

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 8:43am

The Utah Republican says he's a better choice for the job than Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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Mass Shooting Spotlights Bernie Sanders' Stance On Gun Control

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 7:14am

Sanders' campaign in the Democratic presidential primary race has excited many progressives. But the big issue of the moment is gun control, where his views diverge with many liberals.

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Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:03am

The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.

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The Week In Politics: Bush, Trump And Rubio Trade Jabs

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 4:34pm

With just four months until the Iowa caucuses, the rhetoric among three GOP candidates has turned sharper. This week, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio honed attacks on each other.

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#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 8:03am

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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Obama On Guns: 'Our Inaction Is A Political Decision'

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 7:09am

This week the president lamented how routine mass shootings have become and expressed frustration at the lack of political action on gun violence. NPR's Scott Simon and Ron Elving talk about the week.

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Listen: President Obama's Increasing Frustration On Guns

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 6:03am

As he responded to more mass shootings, the president has become more forceful on gun politics. especially after the massacre at Newtown. But he's also agitated that stricter laws haven't been passed.

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Biden Might Be Liked Now, But Here's What Could Happen If He Gets In

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 6:03am

The vice president's popularity has tracked closely to Obama's during their administration, and it's risen as he explores a White House bid. But the realities of a campaign could bring it back down.

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Here's 1 Thing Washington Agreed On This Week: Sentencing Reform

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 4:03am

Criminal justice experts and advocates say they're cautiously optimistic about a new bipartisan proposal in the Senate — the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.

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'Stuff Happens' Comment Creates Firestorm For Jeb Bush

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 5:49pm

The former Florida governor sparked controversy when he cautioned against quick political reactions to the Oregon school shooting, saying that "stuff happens."

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Obama Restates His Frustration Over Gun Control

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 4:55pm

The president spoke again Friday, one day after the shooting at an Oregon community college that killed nine. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to correspondent Tamara Keith about the president's response.

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In Latest Snub To Latinos, Donald Trump Backs Out Of Hispanic Chamber Event

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:28pm

"Mr. Trump remains committed to reaching out to the Hispanic Community in more genuine and productive ways as he continues to share his vision to Make America Great Again," the campaign said.

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Week In Politics: Oregon Shooting, And The Competition For Speaker

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

Regular commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's remarks on the Oregon school shooting, and the leadership race in the House.

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