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Clinton Campaign Launch Takes A Personal Tone

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:00am

Hillary Clinton's been a declared candidate for two months, but she's staging a launch Saturday in New York. NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with NPR's Mara Liasson.

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Obama's 11th-Hour Push Fails To Sway House On Trade Deal

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:00am

Democrats in the House of Representatives dealt President Obama a blow on Friday, thwarting his push for expanded authority to negotiate a trade deal with Asia.

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Political Rewind: What The Failed Trade Vote Means For Democrats

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 5:18pm

Progressive groups have threatened repercussions for Democrats who backed Obama's trade deal, but primary threats have been a GOP tactic of late. Plus, two big candidates kick off their campaigns.

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Obama Immigrant Detention Policies Under Fire

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:57pm

Since the unaccompanied minors crisis last year, the Obama administration is walking a fine line. With a backlog in the courts, many immigrants remain detained with an uncertain future.

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker's Next Battle: Tenure

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:24pm

Walker has curtailed the bargaining powers of public school teachers, and approved a right-to-work law aimed at private unions. Now he's taking on tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin.

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Ukraine Finance Minister Says Economic Success Is Key To Ending Conflict

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:53pm

In a way, Natalie Jaresko is on the frontlines in Ukraine's conflict with Russia. The Ukraine finance minister says financial stability is the only way to regain territory lost to Russia.

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Is Hillary Clinton A Real New Yorker?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:47pm

When Hillary Clinton moved to New York to run for Senate, New Yorkers were suspicious that she was one of them. Now that she's running for president, the city's residents call her one of their own.

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As Frontrunner Status Slips, Jeb Bush Prepares To Launch Campaign

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:32pm

Jeb Bush is expected to officially join the presidential race on Monday, but he's been travelling the country meeting voters and giving speeches for the past six months.

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In Win For The FCC, Federal Judge Refuses To Block Net Neutrality Rules

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:32pm

A federal court on Thursday refused to block the Federal Communications Commission's new rules that regulate the Internet in a similar fashion to the way it regulates telephone service.

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Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and how it differs from the campaigns of her husband.

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House Rejects Legislation To Give Obama Fast-Track Trade Authority

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:32pm

Despite last-minute lobbying by President Obama, House Democrats dealt his trade priorities a major blow Friday. In this battle over trade, Republican leaders are aligned with Obama against Democrats.

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How Would Hillary Clinton 'Reshuffle' Economic Inequality?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:43pm

Many of Clinton's supporters say the sooner she lays out her economic policy vision the better, especially as her unfavorable ratings have been growing. She'll start Saturday.

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Crossing The Line: Political Operative Gets 2 Years In Prison

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:28am

For the first time ever, a political operative got prison time for illegally coordinating between a superPAC and a campaign. It could have implications for the 2016 presidential race.

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The Life And Death Of A Once-Important Political Event

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:33am

Republicans killed the controversial Iowa Straw Poll after major candidates passed on attending. The tradition, ripe with pay-to-play allegations, may have been a victim of its own success.

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LIVE BLOG: Obama Visits The Capitol Just Before Trade Bill Comes Up For A Vote

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:09am

The House is expected to vote on a controversial measure that would give President Obama the ability to fast-track a trade deal with Pacific-Rim nations. Obama was lobbying his own caucus.

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America's 'Religious Nones' Are Growing Quickly. Should Republicans Worry?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

The share of Americans without a religion is growing dramatically — to the highest point in American history. And it could have implications for the future of politics.

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Senate Compromise Could Help Obama Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

The Senate is debating a defense policy bill that would make it virtually impossible for President Obama to close the war captive lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But the bill has an escape clause.

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Hillary Clinton To Address Economic Issues In Campaign Speech

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton holds her first big campaign rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City with a unusually personal speech about how her upbringing forged her commitment to helping others.

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Skeptical House Democrats Still Not Sold On Trade Pact

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 4:03am

President Obama's trade agenda is expected to face a tense final vote in the House on Friday — one day after surviving a near-death experience in a procedural vote.

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Health Insurance Premiums Will Go Up In 2016, But By How Much?

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 2:27am

Most people buying Obamacare plans next year are likely to face a small increase in the price of monthly premiums, early numbers suggest. A few plans are asking for steep price hikes, but that's rare.

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