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Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:56am

The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.

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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:34am

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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In Kansas Governor's Race, A Tale Of Two States

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:17pm

In one of the redder states on the map, GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is suddenly in danger of losing his job for his tax-cutting agenda.

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Congress Generally Supportive Of Action Against ISIS

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:23pm

President Obama's request for congressional authorization to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State militants has thrown a wrench into what was supposed to have been a quiet two weeks on Capitol Hill.

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Rand Paul: U.S. Must Be More Realistic In Foreign Policy Approach

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:16pm

The Senate Republican from Kentucky responds to President Obama's strategy for fighting the Islamic State, saying the commander-in-chief is "going about it in the wrong way."

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Voters Hate Money In Politics...Sort Of

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Voters overwhelmingly tell pollsters they dislike how much money is in politics. But they don't consider it a major issue.

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Boehner: House GOP 'Ready To Work With The President'

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:55am

The House speaker said Congress "ought to give the president what he's asking for," but also expressed skepticism that the White House plan to defeat Islamic State militants doesn't go far enough.

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Missouri Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Abortion, Guns

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:53am

The state is set to expand gun rights and establish a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions after lawmakers overruled vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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WATCH: Carney, McCain Spar On CNN Over ISIS Strategy

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:50am

The former White House Press Secretary went toe to toe with the Republican senator after President Obama's address to the nation about the Islamic State.

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Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:35am

President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.

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Opinion Pages Offer Support On Plan To Combat Islamic State

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:22am

Editorials in major U.S. dailies signaled cautious backing of President Obama's plan to broaden an American-led offensive against the insurgency.

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Congress Will Eventually Vote On Force Against Islamist Militants

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers talks to Steve Inskeep about whether Congress will authorize military action against militant members of the Islamic State.

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Obama Tells Nation Islamist Threat Could Reach U.S. Shores

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:55am

The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.

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As Visible Villain, ISIS Alters U.S. Political Calculus

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:43pm

For the first time since the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. president had a symbolic figure to rail against – one potent enough to rally the country around.

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President Obama Calls On Congress, How Is It Answering?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:23pm

The president said he had the authority to address the threat from ISIL but he would welcome congressional support to show the world that Americans are united. Here's how members of Congress reacted.

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Transcript: President Obama On How U.S. Will Address Islamic State

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:05pm

The president delivered a prime-time televised address to the American people on his efforts to go after the group in Iraq and Syria.

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:30pm

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.

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President Obama To Outline Strategy For Confronting ISIS

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:28pm

In a prime-time address on Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to frame the threat posed by the Islamic State and outline his strategy for "degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group." The speech comes as domestic public opinion on intervention has changed markedly in the wake of the beheading of two American journalists.

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