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Obama Calls Nomination Of New Iraqi Prime Minister A 'Step Forward'

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:09pm

The president said the only long-term solution in Iraq would be for Iraqis to work together. Obama said he and Vice President Biden have called to congratulate Haider al-Abadi.

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Two Ways President Obama Could Act On Immigration

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:16pm

The Obama administration is considering executive action on immigration, and it could come within weeks.

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To Resolve Feud Over Fracking, Colo. Democrats Turn To Plan C

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:14pm

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper has declared a compromise to avert a fight over oil and gas drilling. It's meant to solve fracking-related disputes, but it also serves Democrats' political interests.

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As U.S. Strikes Targets In Iraq, A Sense Of Deja Vu

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:12pm

On Thursday, President Obama became the fourth U.S. president in a row to initiate military strikes in Iraq. NPR's Arun Rath reflects on 23 years of on and off airstrikes in the country.

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Obama: Iraq Must Have Legitimate Government To Combat Insurgency

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:25am

Speaking at the White House, the president says the humanitarian and military problems in the country are "a long-term project."

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Perry And Cruz Do The Presidential Candidacy Dance

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:36am

At RedState's convention Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to capture the attention of GOP voters, but they two-stepped around the question of whether they will run in 2016.

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Pondering Watergate's Impact On Nixon Anniversary

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

Forty years ago Saturday, President Nixon resigned from office. Leonard Downie Jr. was an editor at the Washington Post at the time, and reflects on the investigative reporting by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein that led to Nixon's downfall.

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A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking'

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:47pm

A call to stop fast-tracking deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors comes from an unusual source: a judge who says the current practice could lead to many appeals.

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With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:50pm

More than $400 million is being moved from other programs to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection from running out of money.

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Tea Party Losing Every Senate Battle And Winning The War

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:55pm

Meaningful as this rightward shift has been for the GOP and the Senate, the insurgent elements would have preferred to actually knock off a few of their targets.

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How To Botch Latino Outreach

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:25am

The Republican Party's effort to court Hispanics is being muddled by some very off-message, anti-immigration rhetoric from GOP House members.

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LA Archbishop Gomez Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Jose Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles — he was born in Mexico, and became an American citizen a few years ago. Steve Inskeep talks to Gomez about his views on U.S. immigration policy.

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Remembering The Emotional Fallout From Nixon's Resignation

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:18am

Forty years ago Friday, President Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal. He made a speech and got on a helicopter to head back to California.

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Sen. Lamar Alexander Overcomes Tea Party Challenge

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:22pm

The two-term Tennessee senator's win marks a milestone for the Republican establishment: a Senate primary season in which every serious Tea Party challenge to an incumbent was fended off.

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Embattled Montana Senator Silent On Plans

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:34pm

In the wake of plagiarism accusations, Sen. John Walsh canceled campaign events this week. Democrats are working to find another candidate in the event he withdraws from the Senate race.

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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:02am

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.

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Obama: 'I Have No Green Light' To Act Without Congress

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:21pm

At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.

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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.

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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.

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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrats Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.

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