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Can A SuperPAC Rescue Rick Perry?

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:45am

Even as former Gov. Perry's campaign is cutting its payroll, his political committee may be able to help. If it works, it's likely to set a new standard for how presidential campaigns are financed.

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Eat, Speak And Stumble: Candidates Visit The Iowa State Fair

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:03am

For years the fair, which begins Thursday, has provided a platform for presidential candidates vying in the all-important Iowa caucuses. But they haven't always held on to their pork chops.

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Presidential Campaign Update: Sanders Rises In The Polls, Trump Leads GOP

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:22pm

Bad news for Hillary Clinton this week regarding her private email server seems to be good news for Bernie Sanders. And despite scandals, Donald Trump continues to overshadow the other GOP candidates.

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Greek Historian: History Shows 'There Is Always An End To All Problems'

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:22pm

NPR's Melissa Block follows up with Michael Iliakis, a Greek man who finished up a doctorate in ancient history four years ago and was desperately trying to find a job as a college professor.

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Former President Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:59pm

A cancer was discovered during a recent liver surgery. Carter says he will undergo treatment at Emory Healthcare in Georgia.

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Peter Beinart: GOP Uses The Surge To Squash Doubts About The Iraq Invasion

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:42pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Peter Beinart of The Atlantic about the Republican Party's increasingly vocal criticism of the Obama administration's foreign policy failures in Iraq.

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Professor Sues Religious University After Allegedly Being Fired For Getting Pregnant

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:42pm

A former professor at Northwest Christian University in Oregon is suing the school for allegedly firing her for being pregnant and unmarried, violating the faith-based values of the institution. She says it's discrimination.

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Diplomatic Activity Offers Glimmer Of Hope On Resolving Syrian Conflict

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:42pm

A local ceasefire in one area of Syria and increased meetings between Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others offer signs of diplomatic activity surrounding the 4-year-old war.

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White Collar Crime Drives Up London Property Prices

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:42pm

Property prices in London have skyrocketed, and British police say money being laundered by international criminals is now the biggest factor driving the boom.

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'Defunding' Planned Parenthood Is Easier Promised Than Done

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:22pm

Some Republican candidates for president claim they have defunded Planned Parenthood in their states already. But the truth, others say, depends on how you define "defund."

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Rick Perry's Loss Is Ted Cruz's Gain

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 2:26pm

Not even Texas is solidly behind former Gov. Rick Perry this year. Sen. Ted Cruz and other presidential candidates are successfully drilling in Texas for gushers of campaign contributions.

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Canadian Political Candidate Pulls Out All The Stops In Campaign Ad

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 6:20am

Wyatt Scott flies on top of a computer-generated goose. He then slays a dragon, fist bumps an alien and defeats a giant robot — while offering cheaper college tuition and expanded health care.

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Jeb Bush Criticizes Obama, Clinton For Spread Of ISIS

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush outlined his strategy to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California on Tuesday.

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Clinton Team To Release Private Email Server She Used As Secretary Of State

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

In addition to the server, Hillary Clinton will also provide a USB drive holding copies of the 30,000 emails she has turned over to the State Department. The action is unlikely to quiet her critics.

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Obama Hopes To Seize Momentum For Criminal Justice Reform

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:05am

"Frankly, we've done a pretty good job on some big pieces of business, which then allows me also to focus on some issues that we might have been working on quietly," Obama told NPR.

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'Little House On The Prairie' Actress Runs For Congress. Can She Win?

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:03am

Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert is running for a congressional seat in Michigan. She's the latest in a long line of celebrities with political aspirations.

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Hillary Clinton Decides To Release Private Email Server To Justice Department

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:54pm

Clinton directed her staff to turn over the private email server she used as secretary of state after questions were raised about possible classified information in emails sent from the server.

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Clinton Directs Team To Release Private Email Server She Used As Secretary Of State

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 6:51pm

Hillary Clinton, who is a Democratic presidential candidate, will also turn over a USB drive holding copies of the 30,000 emails she has turned over to the State Department.

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Attention, Trump: Some Cultures Treat Menstruation With Respect

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 5:34pm

The candidate has created a "menstruation moment" with his apparent implication (later denied) that a Fox News anchor who asked tough questions was having her period.

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Rick Perry's Campaign: We're Not Dead Yet

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 5:03pm

Four years ago, the Texas governor was sitting atop the GOP presidential polls. Now, his campaign has run out of money, and he's struggling to survive. But loyalists say there's still a path forward.

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