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CHARTS: The (Literal) Shapes of Presidential Candidates' Donations

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:23am

From grassrootsy Bernie Sanders to millionaire-fueled Jeb Bush, FEC data can tell you a lot about how a campaign is running.

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How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:22am

Some candidates are more dependent on their superPACs and millionaires, while others are turning most to small donors. See where the candidates line up based on their donations.

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Obama Acknowledges There's Much More Work To Do In New Orleans

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

President Obama celebrated the progress made to rebuild New Orleans but said what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."

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North Dakota Legalizes Armed Police Drones

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:16pm

Law enforcement agencies in North Dakota are now allowed to operate drones armed with "less than lethal" weapons.

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Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 5:22pm

SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.

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Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:14pm

The president said that what started out as a natural disaster became something much worse when government didn't "look out for its own citizens."

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National Portrait Gallery Won't Remove Bust Of Planned Parenthood Founder

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:23pm

Conservative groups want the gallery to take down the bust of Margaret Sanger, who they say was racist because of her support for eugenics.

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Swept Up In The Storm: Hurricane Katrina's Key Players, Then And Now

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:46pm

The natural disaster of Katrina and the man-made tragedy that followed catapulted local figures and obscure federal officials into the spotlight.

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Planned Parenthood Fights Back

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:08pm

In a new report sent to Congress, the organization says controversial videos alleging the sale of fetal tissue are "heavily edited" to "significantly distort" actual events and conversations.

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#TBT: For Trump And Romney, What Happened In Vegas, Stayed In Vegas

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:03am

Way back in 2012, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney were pals. Romney had Trump's endorsement. But now, to Trump, Romney "choked." And Trump is vowing not to "fail" like he did.

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Exactly What Kind Of Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:03am

Socialists are a very rare breed of political animal in this country. There's just one in Congress — Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

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Ill. Gov. Removes Medicaid Coverage From Heroin Treatment Bill

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:11am

Gov. Bruce Rauner acknowledges his state is dealing with a serious heroin addiction crisis, but he is stripping a key provision from a measure aimed at tackling the problem.

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Biden, Considering Presidential Bid, Says Family Is Weighing On Him

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 7:55pm

Vice President Joe Biden said in a conference call with Democratic National Committee members that he's considering whether he has the "emotional fuel" to mount a 2016 presidential campaign.

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Black Lives Matter Publishes 'Campaign Zero' Plan To Reduce Police Violence

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:42pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Brittany Packnett about the campaign to create a policy agenda out of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The Strange History Of Betting On Elections: It Wasn't Just About Money

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:28pm

It wasn't always illegal to bet on presidential elections. Before polling, the practice used to be so commonplace that it actually increased public engagement with elections.

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Just Out Of Jail, Ethiopian Leader Brings A Sharp Message To Obama

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:28pm

After spending four years in an Ethiopian prison on trumped up terrorism charges, Bekele Gerba visits Washington, D.C., to share concerns about his country and criticisms of Obama.

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Ethiopian Prisoner Urges U.S. To Put Pressure On His Country Over Human Rights

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:28pm

After spending four years in an Ethiopian prison on trumped up terrorism charges, Bekele Gerba visits Washington, D.C., and says he's disappointed that the Obama administration hasn't been tougher on its ally, Ethiopia, over human rights. Obama visited Ethiopia earlier this summer.

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'Univision' Anchor Jorge Ramos Removed From Trump Press Conference

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump's "blunt talk" on immigration has brought him head-to-head with Spanish-language media. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was physically removed from a Trump press conference Tuesday.

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German Publication Criticizes Attacks On Migrant Shelters In Germany

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Julian Reichelt, editor-in-chief of the online publication, Bild, regarding his op/ed piece in which he condemns recent violence against refugees in Saxony.

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Before There Was The Donald, There Was Arnold

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 6:03am

Donald Trump's foray into politics has had some scratching their heads. But not in California, where celebrity candidates like former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger are, like, so 12 years ago.

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