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Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:07pm

The government spends $500 million a year on Planned Parenthood. Here's where that money goes, where it comes from and how it's used.

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Federal Appeals Court Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:40pm

In a unanimous vote the 5th Circuit ruled that the law, considered one of the toughest in the country, discriminated against minority voters.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Are Squaring Up For First Debate Bout

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:28pm

Thursday night's GOP debates on Fox News — especially the prime time event, featuring front runner Donald J. Trump — are among the most anticipated cable programs in recent memory.

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How To Win A Primary With No Money Or Effort? Have A Common Name

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:28pm

A Mississippi truck driver won the Democratic primary for governor without any money or campaign. But he's not the first to recently do so, thanks to low-turnout elections.

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The Political Risks Of #JebNoFilter

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:51pm

Bush has gone off-message in potentially damaging ways, most recently in comments about women's health. It may be growing pains of a candidate not yet accustomed to the new media climate.

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Kasich Makes The Cut, Perry Left In The Cold For First GOP Presidential Debate

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:17am

Fox News, which is hosting Thursday night's debate, announced Tuesday who made the main event. The cutoff line, which pollsters say is too sharp given polls' margins of error, could reshape campaigns.

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Who's In, Who's Out: Selection Day For The GOP Presidential Debate

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 5:06pm

Donald Trump is on top, followed by Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Chris Christie and John Kasich barely make it in, while Rick Perry misses the cutoff for the main debate stage.

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Privacy Advocates To Senate Cyber Security Bill

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 3:26pm

The Senate is considering a bill to make it easier for businesses and the government to share data about cyber threats. Proponents say it would enhance security; opponents call it surveillance.

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Fox News' Debate Selection Method Is Not Without Critics

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 3:26pm

Broadcaster Fox News announces which 10 candidates will be allowed on stage for the first official Republican debate next month. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with politics editor Domenico Montanaro.

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Just How Arbitrary Is Fox's 10-Person GOP Debate Cutoff?

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 1:42pm

The top 10 candidates, as determined by Fox's analysis of polls, will debate Thursday. But even when you average polls together, it's tough to tell the difference between the lower-ranked hopefuls.

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The Strangest Presidential Campaign Ever

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:18am

In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.

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Planned Parenthood Opponents Talk Government Shutdown After Bill Fails

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:49am

An effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding failed in the Senate on Monday, but the fight isn't over. That was only the opening volley in a larger funding battle to play out in September.

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., On Why He Supports The Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:49am

The future of the Iran nuclear deal could hinge on Democrats, who are being pulled in two directions. The Obama administration wants them to back the plan, but Israel and pro-Israel lobbying groups want those lawmakers to oppose the deal. U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff is a Jewish Democrat, and the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. He tells Renee Montagne why he recently decided to support the Iran agreement.

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Forum In N.H. A Warmup For First GOP Debate Of 2016 Race

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:49am

Fourteen Republican presidential hopefuls made for a crowded GOP field Monday night in Manchester, N.H. Donald Trump declined to attend. It wasn't a debate, but rather two rounds of fast-paced interviews with the candidates over two hours. The event took place as some of the participants scramble to make the final cut for the first official debate set for Thursday in Cleveland.

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New Power Plant Rules Likely To Start Slow-Burning Debate, Legal Action

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 4:49am

A huge legal battle is coming over the White House plan to address climate change with additional power plant regulations. The coal industry has the most to lose, and plans to take the EPA to court.

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Much Like Speed Dating, Republicans Try Their Best, Short Pitches

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 9:34pm

The crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls got their first chance to face-off this week ahead of Thursday's first debate-- just not really against each other in any substantive fashion.

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Koch Brothers Gather Conservative Donors To Hear GOP Candidates

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:31pm

The Koch brothers' political network of wealthy donors this weekend auditioned five GOP presidential candidates, another sign of billionaires' increasing political clout.

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How EPA Rules Would Hit Coal-Heavy West Virginia

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:31pm

Host Melissa Block speaks to West Virginia University law professor James Van Nostrand about the impact of EPA power plant rules in his state.

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Obama Challenges Power Engineers To Do More With Less

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:31pm

If the president's Clean Power Plan survives legal and political challenges, the nation's electricity industry will have 15 years to remake itself and reduce CO2 emissions by a hefty margin.

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Obama's Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:31pm

Even before he officially unveiled it, President Obama's plan to cut the carbon pollution produced by power plants faced significant opposition.

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