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Pollster Tells GOP Presidential Candidates To Recognize Voter Demographics

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to GOP pollster Whit Ayres about the 2016 Republican presidential field. What will take for the GOP to win the race? Ayres is working with Marco Rubio's presidential campaign.

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Fact Check: Could Jeb Bush Really Grow GDP At 4 Percent? It's Hard To See How.

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:03am

Jeb Bush is saying he can create 4 percent GDP growth as president, but there's little evidence that a president really can cause that kind of growth alone.

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Raised Around Cry For Smaller Government, Rand Paul Carries The Torch

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:00am

In Lake Jackson, Texas where Paul grew up, he learned politics and his small-government philosophy around the Paul family's kitchen table.

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The Pope Is About To Weigh In On Climate Change. Not Everyone Is Happy

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:10pm

A number of conservative politicians have cast a dim eye on Pope Francis' statements on climate change. A teaching document coming out Thursday aims to make the environment a moral imperative.

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Nigerians Express Outrage Over Parliament's 'Wardrobe Allowance'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:02pm

Nigerians are outraged over the clothing allowance given to lawmakers. In a country where the average person lives on dollars a day, the nation's 469 lawmakers will share a $43 million allowance.

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Federal Reserve Delays Hike Of Low Interest Rates

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:02pm

After a two-day meeting with policymakers adjourned Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the economy is moving in the right direction but continues to recover.

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Haitians Face Deportation From Dominican Republic As Deadline Nears

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:02pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Michele Wucker, author of Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola, about the tensions between Dominicans and Haitians since 1929.

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Yes, Your Car Loan Will Still Be Cheap As Fed Holds Rates Low

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:45pm

Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they will continue to tamp down interest rates. The last time they raised interested rates was June 2006. They set no specific deadline for raising rates.

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The Problem With Donald Trump's One-Page Summary On His Wealth

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:46pm

Donald Trump held up a one-page summary of his wealth that he claimed showed he's worth almost $9 billion. But the public essentially has to take his word for it until more details are disclosed.

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Whatever Happened To The Debate Over Use of Force Against ISIS?

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:38pm

For months, members of Congress called on the president to seek approval for the use of military force. But when he finally did so, the climate suddenly changed.

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Paul Ryan: TPP Will Help U.S. 'Set The Standards For The Global Economy'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:32am

The Republican House Ways and Means chairman explains to Steve Inskeep why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which is now working its way — in fits and starts — through Congress.

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Paul Ryan: Trade Deal Will Help U.S. 'Set The Standards For The Global Economy'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:32am

The Republican House Ways and Means chairman explains to Steve Inskeep why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which is now working its way — in fits and starts — through Congress.

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Neil Young Is Displeased That Donald Trump Was 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:21am

When Donald Trump announced that he's running for president Tuesday, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.

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Jeb Bush Begins Mission To Win-Over New Hampshire Voters

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:34pm

After announcing his presidential campaign Monday, Jeb Bush headed to the state that could make or break his presidential hopes — New Hampshire.

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Rachel Dolezal's Story Sparks Questions About 'How People Experience Race'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:34pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rutgers University professor Khadijah White and Allyson Hobbs, who wrote a book about the history of racial passing, about the former head of the NAACP in Spokane, Wash.

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White House Announces 'Cybersecurity Sprint' In Response To OPM Hack

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:27pm

A House panel is looking into the massive data breach revealed earlier this month that affected millions of current and former federal workers. As a result of the hack, the Obama administration has ordered what its calling a "30-day cybersecurity sprint" to better protect federal information. Is it window dressing or something substantive?

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Growing Up In Protected Americana, Hillary Clinton Looked Outside The Cocoon

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:22pm

Clinton never moved back to Park Ridge, Ill., but when she talks about the America she wants to build, you can hear hints of what that suburb was like in the 1950s.

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Donald Trump Jumps Into GOP Presidential Race

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:18pm

Billionaire and reality TV fixture Donald Trump announced Tuesday in New York that he is running for president. Trump has flirted with running before, but he seems more serious this time. And some Republican strategists say that's an unwelcome development.

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Why Obama Has His Work Cut Out For Him On Getting Trade Votes

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 2:59pm

In an extremely polarized Congress, last week's trade vote yielded an unusually haphazard-looking mix of votes. Here's a breakdown of how the House voted and why it matters.

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The Best Moments From Donald Trump's Announcement Speech

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:58am

Candidate number 16 entered the race with a passionate speech Tuesday touching on Obamacare, free trade and the U.S.-Mexico border and beating China.

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