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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 7:25am

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.

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Could Biden Catch Clinton In A White House Bid?

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 6:24am

Host Rachel Martin speaks with William Pierce, executive director of the the Draft Biden PAC, about reports that the vice president is mulling a 2016 run.

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SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:10pm

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.

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SuperPAC Fundraising Already Dwarfs 2012 Levels

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 3:51pm

With the first big superPAC fundraising report of the 2016 campaign, it's already clear that this presidential election will be fueled by gargantuan sums of money.

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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 7:03am

My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.

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SuperPac Filings, Candidates' Forums: The Week In Politics

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 6:42am

Hillary Clinton released her medical report, her tax returns, and a cache of unseen emails on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with senior editor Ron Elving.

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Candidates Discuss Race And Cities At Urban League

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 6:42am

Five presidential candidates spoke at the National Urban League's annual conference on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Urban League President Marc Morial about what the candidates had to say.

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Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 6:42am

How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:47pm

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

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Redactions, Pirates And Streisand: Inside New Hillary Clinton Emails

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:08pm

Lots of questions about coats, how to send better email and Clinton's attire, new batch of email reveals the often-mundane inner workings at the State Department.

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Hillary Clinton To Release 8 Years Of Tax Returns

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:25pm

The returns will show that she and her husband Bill Clinton paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007, according to her campaign. "We've come a long way," she said.

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Planned Parenthood Controversy Raises Questions About Fetal Tissue Research

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:28pm

A series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood is raising questions about the field of fetal tissue research. Companies who buy and sell such tissue defend their work.

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Week In Politics: 'Black Lives Matter,' Planned Parenthood

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss presidential candidate reactions to the Black Lives vs. All Lives Matter slogans, courting minority groups for votes, the Planned Parenthood crisis, and a preview to the upcoming Republican presidential debate.

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Hillary Clinton Knocks Jeb Bush's Slogan At Urban League Conference

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:28pm

Presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley addressed the National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday morning.

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Hillary Clinton's Doctor Says She's Healthy Enough To Be President

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:13pm

Clinton's doctor says she's eating healthily, drinking occasionally, swimming, lifting weights and, yes, doing yoga.

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Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:43am

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.

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Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:08am

"Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," an activist in the movement said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the National Urban League today.

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Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:00am

Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

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U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:13pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about creating a peace process in Syria. He says there is a new "sense of urgency" by many parties to end the conflict.

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U.S. Couple Held In Egyptian Prison For 1 Year Over Unfounded Child Abuse

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:31pm

An Egyptian-American and her husband have been held in Cairo prisons for more than a year. They're accused of abusing street children in the shelter they ran, but the government has shown little evidence and may be after them because of suspected political activity.

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