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Pete's Diner, Where John Boehner Can Be A 'Regular Guy'

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 4:03am

Boehner has eaten breakfast at the Capitol Hill restaurant for nearly 20 years. "All of us call him John-John. None of us call him House speaker, none of us call him by that," owner Gum Tong said.

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When It Comes To Counterterrorism, Why Bush And Obama Aren't So Far Apart

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:00pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New York Times reporter Charlie Savage about his new book, Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency.

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In Contrast To Bush, Obama Approaches Counterterrorism 'Through A Legal Lens'

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:00pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New York Times reporter Charlie Savage about his new book, Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency.

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Week In Politics: U.S. Special Forces In Syria, GOP Presidential Race

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the White House's decision to deploy Special Operations forces in Syria and how the race for the Republican presidential nomination is shaping up.

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How China's One-Child Policy Transformed U.S. Attitudes On Adoption

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Adam Pertman, president and CEO of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, about the impact of China's one-child policy on the U.S.

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In A Financial Fire, Big Banks Will Have An Extra Extinguisher

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 2:54pm

The Federal Reserve is proposing rules that would force banks to add another layer of protection in case of a financial crisis. It wants to be sure taxpayers don't get stuck bailing out banks again.

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Donald Trump Spent Nearly $1 Million To Get Voters To Wear This Hat

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 2:45pm

In addition to a traditional campaign structure, the unorthodox presidential candidate is investing heavily in promoting his brand as a way to attract votes.

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Steep Hikes In Insurance Rates Force Alaskans To Make Tough Choices

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 2:03pm

Alaskans have the highest rates for health insurance in the country. Many get a subsidy to help defray the cost, but those who don't wonder, increasingly, if it's time to go without insurance.

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FACT CHECK: Do Tax Cuts Grow The Economy?

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 1:25pm

Lots of GOP candidates say their tax policies will boost growth. That's oversimplifying it.

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RNC Suspends Debate With NBC, Citing CNBC 'Gotcha' Questions

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:41pm

Cutting a debate tie with NBC News, the Republican National Committee cites "inaccurate or downright offensive" questions during Wednesday night's debate on CNBC.

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Mr. Chef Goes To Washington: Cooks Learn To Lobby Congress On Food

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 5:33am

As food policy gets more attention in Washington, lobbying groups are training chefs to stir up Congress. The hope is that they'll sway lawmakers on issues like school lunch and GMO labels.

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Jeb Bush Is On The Road, Battling Rumors Of A Sputtering Campaign

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

After the last presidential debate, Jeb Bush headed straight for New Hampshire. The state is critical to his hopes of winning the GOP nomination, but voters are not convinced he's the man for the job.

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Jeb Bush: 'It's Not About Performance. It's About Leadership'

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

After the last presidential debate, Jeb Bush headed straight for New Hampshire. The state is critical to his hopes of winning the GOP nomination, but voters are not convinced he's the man for the job.

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Senate Passes Budget That Would Fund Government Into 2017

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 2:12am

The measure, which passed 64 to 35, will suspend the debt ceiling and fund the government until after the presidential election campaign.

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Third Debate Shakes Up Dynamic Of Republican Race

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:23pm

The Republican presidential candidates gathered for their third debate in Colorado Wednesday. NPR reviews which candidates emerged stronger and which have some spinning to do.

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Iran Joins International Talks On Syrian Conflict In Vienna

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 3:40pm

For the first time, Iran joins the U.S. and more than a dozen other world and regional powers to discuss ending the civil war in Syria. Iran is the Syrian regime's major backer.

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Pennsylvania Schools Short On Funds As Budget Stalemate Continues

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 3:40pm

The governor and legislators can't agree how to fix the deficit or how much money schools should get. Meanwhile, districts are taking out loans and racking up interest costs to keep the lights on.

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The Unintended Consequences Of China's Birth Policy In 'One-Child'

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 3:40pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks about the 35-year one-child policy's effects on Chinese society with Mei Fong, author of the book One Child: The Story Of China's Most Radical Experiment.

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Under Pressure After Debate, Bush Insists He's Not Dead Yet

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 3:40pm

Jeb Bush's debate performance raised more questions than answers about his candidacy. Bush still has some advantages, notably money, but he needs to start showing some strength in New Hampshire.

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John Boehner Hands Over Speaker Reins To Paul Ryan

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 3:40pm

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan has been elected speaker of the House of Representatives replacing outgoing speaker, John Boehner.

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