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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:03am

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:31am

Two prominent Republicans in Missouri committed suicide within weeks of each other. Both men were openly upset about political attacks early in the state's primary.

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More Body Cameras Are On The Way For North Charleston Police

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:01pm

State Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-S.C., discusses the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by a police officer in North Charleston, S.C.

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Tom Cotton: Military Action Against Iran Would Only Take 'Several Days'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:40pm

The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.

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4 Things We Learned About What Bill Clinton's Up To

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:45am

Despite controversies with the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton is aiming to keep it going even if his wife, Hillary, becomes president.

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Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:03am

Ron Paul laid the groundwork for his son's political rise. But Rand is making it very clear — this is not his father's campaign.

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TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.

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Chicago Voters Keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel In Office

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Rahm Emanuel faced a tough battle in a runoff against leading challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Both had framed the city's first runoff for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.

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States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:48am

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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Black Representation On Ferguson City Council Increases From 1 To 3

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:38am

Two African-Americans won seats on the six-seat panel on Tuesday. The St. Louis suburb has been in the national spotlight since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man.

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Chicago Mayor Keeps His Job In Tough Runoff Election

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:41pm

Rahm Emanuel has won a second term, fending off Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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How Congress Can Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:55pm

As President Obama unveiled a framework of a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, Congress was out of town. Next week, they're back and could prevent sanctions from being lifted.

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Rand Paul Hopes To Court Young, Libertarian Vote In Presidential Bid

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Domenico Montanaro about where Rand Paul fits in the Republican field of contenders for president in 2016 and the issues that bolster his appeal to young people.

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Upcoming British Election May Determine Welfare State's Fate

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:21pm

British voters will go to the polls in one month in an election that may determine the future of the British welfare state. Prime Minister David Cameron will face Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

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Rand Paul Vows To 'Take Our Country Back' In Presidential Candidacy Speech

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:21pm

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced his candidacy for president Tuesday in Louisville, Ky. In a speech to supporters, Sen. Paul vowed to "take our country back."

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Hillary Whiskey Glasses? The Campaign Shops Are Open

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 1:21pm

From Rand Paul's "NSA spy cam blockers" to the RNC's George H.W. Bush socks, political swag is already getting creative ahead of the 2016 race.

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Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:30am

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.

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5 Things You Should Know About Sen. Rand Paul

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 8:03am

The 52-year-old ophthalmologist has founded an eye clinic for low-income patients and once stood on the Senate floor for nearly 13 hours. Here's what else you might not know or remember.

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Sen. Rand Paul Poised To Announce 2016 Presidential Run

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:32am

The Republican senator from Kentucky looks to get a jump on what is likely to be a crowded GOP field in 2016. Polls show him in a three-way tie for third place for his party's nomination.

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Rand Paul, Can A Libertarian Win The Republican Primary?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:03am

As Rand Paul embarks on a presidential campaign, he doesn't fit into the mold of either party neatly. Especially on foreign policy, the Kentucky senator faces a challenge.

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