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After Paris Attacks, Security Dominates Conversation — And Campaigns

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 4:07pm

Security continues to be a hot topic in politics as Donald Trump again makes controversial statements this weekend. NPR's Domenico Montanaro gives us the latest on what GOP voters think as well as an update on the upset in the Louisiana governor's race.

Louisiana Democrat Governor Victory Disrupts Partisan Politics Tradition

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 7:11am

After scandal plagued Republican rival Sen. David Vitter and supporters crossed party lines, Democrat John Bel Edwards has emerged as the winner of Louisiana's bitter governor's race.

What Does the Bible Say About Refugees? Depends Who You Ask

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Evangelical voters in Iowa are divided over whether to side with religious leaders urging compassion for downtrodden Syrian refugees or politicians who say it's too dangerous to admit such refugees.

Round-Table On Refugees: How People Of Faith Are Navigating The Crisis

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Religious leaders discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and how people of faith are navigating politics. NPR speaks to Pastor Russell Moore, head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention and Rabbi David Wolpe of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

Refugees Present Moral And Political Conundrum For Iowa Evangelicals

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Evangelical voters in Iowa are divided over whether to side with religious teachings urging compassion for downtrodden Syrian refugees or Republican politicians who say it's too dangerous to allow Syrians to enter the United States.

This Isn't The First Time Americans Have Shown Fear Of Refugees

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:10am

In 1939, a Gallup poll found 61 percent of Americans opposed a plan for taking in 10,000 refugee children, most of them German Jews.

Democrats Try To End Drought In The South With Louisiana Governor Win

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 8:03am

The bitter, nasty contest seems like a rare pick-up opportunity for Democrats. But concerns over national security and whether to allow Syrian refugees into the state could impact the race.

Why Do Young People Like Socialism More Than Older People?

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:03am

There are two big reasons why millennials are embracing the political philosophy that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders preaches: the economy and history.

GOP Candidates Address Evangelical-Hosted Forum

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:01am

Several Republican candidates addressed a forum in Iowa Friday night hosted by the Family Leader, an influential evangelical organization.

Canada To Welcome Tens Of Thousands Of Refugees

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:01am

While Congress and many governors try to block or slow down President Obama's pledge to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees, Canada is pressing ahead with a plan to welcome 25,000 in the next six weeks.

The Future Of The Democratic Demographic

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:01am

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson says the Democratic party is losing white male voters. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how the party can appeal to a broader demographic.

#MemeOfTheWeek: French Flags On Facebook

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:03am

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, what could have been a unifying symbol of grief online turned out to be anything but.

Gyrocopter Pilot Who Landed On Capitol Lawn Pleads Guilty

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:36pm

Florida mailman Doug Hughes landed his flying machine on Capitol Hill last April to bring awareness to campaign finance.

Iowans Voice Fear, Support Of Syrian Refugees

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:23pm

No Syrian refugees have arrived in Iowa yet, but people are concerned — some over a Paris-style attack coming to the U.S., and others over proposals they've heard that could single out Muslims.

Alberto Nisman Conspiracy Theories Fly As Argentine Election Nears

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

The mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman riveted Argentines 10 months ago. But amid a swirl of confusing conspiracy theories, it's not an issue in Sunday's presidential vote.

Paris Attacks Heighten Debate Over Europe's Open Borders

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Peter Sutherland, the United Nations special representative of the secretary general for international migration and development, about the migrant policy changes being discussed in European countries since the Paris attacks.

Week In Politics: Terror Attacks In France And Mali

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the terrorist attacks in France and Mali.

What The 2016 Candidates Would Do About ISIS, In One Chart

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 9:37am

We've compiled all of the candidates' reactions to ISIS and the Paris attacks

If Americans Move To Canada To Avoid Refugees, They May Get A Surprise

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 8:22am

Some Americans unhappy with U.S. plans to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees are threatening to move to Canada. Apparently they haven't noticed that Canada plans to take in 25,000 Syrians.

Paris Attacks Revive Demands For Expanded Surveillance Powers

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:09am

National security officials and policymakers are pushing for tougher surveillance laws. Much of their effort focuses on forcing tech firms to give law enforcement access to encrypted smartphone data.




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