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Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:55pm

Twenty states have implemented online voter registration and seven are expected to follow. It has Republican and Democratic support, but but some still worry about cyberthreats.

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President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really.'

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:39pm

Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Is 'Having A Blast' As He Preps Presidential Run

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 9:10am

Graham told NPR he knows he'll have to work to introduce himself to voters, despite his long tenure in politics.

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Romney, Putin In Action Over The Weekend

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:15am

Ex-GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romeny went 2 rounds with boxer Evander Holyfield in a charity event. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin played hockey in a game showcasing retired Russian pros.

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S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham May Join GOP Race For President

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was in Iowa over the weekend for the state GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. In all 11 official or likely presidential hopefuls were there.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Serve Up Ice Cream, Cheese And Red Meat To Iowans

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 8:38am

Likely 2016 candidates gave short speeches at the Iowa Lincoln Day Dinner before wooing voters at their hospitality suites downstairs with homestate fare in a more relaxed environment.

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GOP Presidential Race Revs Its Motors At Iowa Dinner

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 7:19am

The 2016 presidential race is off to a slow start compared to the last two cycles. But the activity is starting to heat up in Iowa, where official and potential candidates spoke at a GOP dinner.

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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:30am

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.

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Week Of Damage Control For Jeb Bush And Hillary Clinton

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:51am

It's been a tough political week for Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton on issues of Iraq and Clinton Foundation funding. Political editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

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Pressed For Time? Try Hiring A Body Double

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:47am

A Mexican politician is trying to find a body double to attend ceremonial events in his stead. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if it might be a useful gimmick for American politicians, too.

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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:47am

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.

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Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 8:34pm

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.

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Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:39pm

The president continues to earn royalties on each of his books. And the Bidens got a better mortgage than the Obamas did: 30 years at 3.375 percent.

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She's Not A Candidate, So Why Do So Many People Have An Opinion Of Her?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:31pm

Emily Farris is not running for anything, has no national profile or political aspirations. Yet, a quarter of GOP primary voters in one poll had an opinion of her. What's going on? Pseudo-opinion.

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Politics Rewind: Between Iraq And A Hard Place

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:10pm

Jeb Bush's shifting positions on the Iraq War gave an opening to Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. And will Hillary Clinton answer questions directly on her trip to Iowa next week?

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