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Jeb Bush Promises To 'Challenge The Whole Culture' Of Washington

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called for limiting new government hires and extending the ban on former members of Congress from lobbying their colleagues in a speech at Florida State University on Monday. He also said members of Congress who miss votes should have their pay docked.

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Greeks Still Face Transaction Limits After Banks Reopen

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

In Greece, banks reopened Monday for the first time in three weeks, allowing customers to make deposits. But people still face severe withdrawal limits in an effort to keep money inside the country.

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Ash Carter Visits Israel To Ease Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

With U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visiting their country, Israelis are grappling with how to respond to the nuclear deal with Iran. And it's not all about opposing the agreement.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Makes First U.S. Visit

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

President Obama met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday. The two leaders discussed security, Nigeria's economy and battling corruption in its government.

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Cuban Embassy Reopens In Washington, D.C., After More Than 50 Years

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:33pm

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C., became a full-fledged embassy on Monday, marking a major turning point in diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S.

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Scott Walker's 'Kohl's Curve,' Explained

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:01am

The Wisconsin governor loves Kohl's, and he loves low tax rates, so he's mixing the two together into a new concept: the Kohl's curve. But what does it really mean?

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Sen. John McCain: Trump Owes Vets, Not Him, An Apology

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:40am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stirred more controversy by lashing out at McCain, saying he preferred "people who weren't captured."

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How Should Republicans Deal With Donald Trump?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

Donald Trump is rising in the polls and is getting all the attention when he delivers controversial speeches. A look at how the other candidates, and the Republican establishment, are responding.

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Trump Takes A Shot At John McCain, And Republicans Push Back

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes a jab at Senator John McCain's status as a war hero, other Republican candidates unite to punch back at Trump.

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Assessing The Fallout From Trump's McCain Comments

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:09pm

On Saturday, Donald Trump sneered at Sen. John McCain's war record in Vietnam and later criticized his record on veterans' issues. Correspondent Don Gonyea tells NPR's Arun Rath how Trump's remarks may affect his candidacy.

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Trump Doubles Down On McCain Criticism, Refusing To Apologize

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 11:43am

The GOP front runner has touched a raw nerve with his remarks about the Arizona senator's war record, prompting the national commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars to describe them as "despicable."

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Former Cuba Diplomat Feels Joy, Relief As Havana Embassy Reopens

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 6:43am

The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana Monday. Wayne S. Smith was there when it closed in 1961. He was later in charge of the U.S. Interests Section. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Smith.

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What Trump's Candidacy Means For The GOP

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 6:43am

The Huffington Post announced it won't cover Donald Trump as a political story, despite his surge in the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with New York Times' Jeremy Peters about Trump's popularity.

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Trump Lashes Out At McCain: 'I Like People Who Weren't Captured'

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 2:37pm

The real-estate tycoon said the Arizona senator was only a war hero because he had been a POW. He also called McCain a "loser" for failing to win the White House in the 2008 election.

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From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:13am

Business lobbyists say Congress has enough time left this year to pass significant legislation. But those plans could get tripped up by debate over Iran and over the budget.

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Clinton Shares The Stage At Democratic Cattle Call

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 6:43am

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton joined the four candidates challenging her for the nomination in Iowa on Friday. Each was given 15 minutes to make a pitch.

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Hillary Clinton Returns To A Very Different Arkansas

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 6:33am

The former Arkansas first lady returns Saturday night to the place she called home for more than two decades — but has virtually no chance of winning in 2016.

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Week In Politics: Iran Nuclear Deal And Presidential Campaigns

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:03pm

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the Iran nuclear deal and the latest on the campaign trail.

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Now On The National Stage, Scott Walker Is Still A Guy From Delavan

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:43am

As he seeks the presidency, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker can claim a connection to three different battleground states, but it's in Wisconsin where he got the political bug.

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Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The president has tackled issues of race much more forcefully and directly of late, as seen not only in his speeches but in his policies — including commutation of the sentences of drug offenders.

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