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Republican Field To Gain 3 New Presidential Hopefuls

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:31pm

After months of talking about likely 2016 presidential hopefuls, the Republican field is suddenly growing fast. Three more candidates will enter the race Monday and Tuesday, including a neurosurgeon, a business executive and a one-time governor who has previously run.

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Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:31pm

After the earthquake in Nepal disrupted daily life, villagers have reacted in a variety of ways. Some have vented their anger by throwing stones at visiting politicians. Others have become social workers in their communities. Many are absorbed in the daily struggle to find food and clean water.

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 4:03pm

The pediatric neurosurgeon performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and has never held public office before. Here's what else you might not know.

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5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 4:03am

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.

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Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:27pm

Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it's just a cover for the president's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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Texas Governor Deploys National Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:27pm

Texas' GOP governor is sending the National Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 3:17pm

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Author: Clinton Foundation Disclosures 'Sloppy At The Very Least'

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 6:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Joshua Green of Bloomberg News about the Clinton Foundation and its apparent lack of transparency over donors.

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12 Motivational Moments With An Ohio Republican. No, Really

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:35pm

From Croatians and chocolate cake to Taylor Swift and Iran, Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich, considering a run for president, weighed in on the issues of the day. He even peppered in advice from his mother.

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Baltimore State's Attorney Known For Understanding City's Poor Communities

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:30pm

Marilyn Mosby rose to the national spotlight Friday with her announcement of the swift charges brought against the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray.

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Ohio Republican Gov. Kasich On Expanding Medicaid: 'It's My Money'

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:09pm

Kasich is thinking about running for president but the problem is whether he can get through a GOP primary with some of his issue positions.

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Christie Staffer Pleads Guilty For Role In 'Bridgegate' Scandal

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:29pm

David Wildstein, Gov. Chris Christie's top staffer at the Port Authority, admitted to his role in orchestrating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as political payback.

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Week In Politics: Protests In Baltimore

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the protests in Baltimore.

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Reaction To Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's Remarks

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:42pm

On Friday, Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. She is charging the city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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Beyond The Headlines, There's Much More To West Baltimore

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:32am

At one intersection this week, violence was thoroughly documented. But the cameras missed the treasured public library that for years has educated and entertained the neighborhood's kids.

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A Rough Week For Two Potential Presidential Candidates

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:05am

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley got heckled in Baltimore for his policing policies, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former ally pleaded guity for his role in the "bridge-gate" scandal.

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How Vietnam Put Picking Presidents In The Hands Of The People

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:14am

After the Vietnam era, it's hard to see how either party could dial back on its commitment to letting the people - at least those active in party voting - be the deciders of presidential nominations.

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Latino Panhandlers, Ted Cruz, And The Republican Push For Hispanics

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:57am

At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative," and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."

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