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Praise, Criticism For Netanyahu's Speech

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:11pm

The reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress are so far along partisan lines.

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After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:58am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR's Michele Kelemen.

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Hillary Clinton's Use Of Personal Email At State Dept. Raises Questions

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:29am

The arrangement circumvented a process that could have automatically preserved Clinton's email communications in government archives.

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Sen. Mikulski, In Public Office Since 1976, Won't Seek Re-Election

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:03am

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland is the longest-serving woman in Congress. She was first elected to the House in 1976, and 10 years later, was elected to the Senate.

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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:03am

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

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Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Reelection

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.

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Clinton's Portrait Has Hint Of Lewinsky's Blue Dress, Artist Says

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:29pm

Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also "a shadow on the office he held, or on" President Clinton.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congress' Longest-Serving Woman, To Retire

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:54am

The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987, and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 7:18am

"The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered," NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

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Netanyahu To Preview Speech To Congress Before AIPAC Conference

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:01am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C, where he is expected to give a contentious speech before Congress on Tuesday. He appears before a powerful pro-Israeli lobby on Monday.

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Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:02am

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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How Is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's Washington Visit Playing In Israel?

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 4:19pm

The prime minister is headed to Washington to address Congress despite objections from the White House. Host Arun Rath speaks with NPR's Emily Harris iabout how Israelis regard the controversial trip.

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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 3:31pm

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."

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Six In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:23pm

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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Is The Battle Won And Done For Those Who Fought For Net Neutrality?

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:56pm

In a 3-2 vote on Feb. 26, the FCC approved new rules, regulating broadband internet as a public utility. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief for BuzzFeed News, about the political implications of the vote.

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Homeland Security Gets Stopgap Funding, But More Political Battles Loom

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:56pm

Congress will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one more week. Political correspondent Mara Liasson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the politics of the battles being waged by congressional Republicans.

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How Conservatives Are Readying Their 'Grassroots Army' For 2016

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 2:25pm

The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.

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Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:16am

President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.

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Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.

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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:01am

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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