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Rep. Paul Ryan Will Run For Speaker Of The House, Under Several Conditions

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 8:09pm

Ryan, who has been pressured to run for the speakership by several prominent GOP colleagues, says that if the divided party unites behind him, he will run for House speaker.

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Trudeau Elected Canadian Prime Minister As Liberals Sweep To Power

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 3:32pm

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party won a landslide victory in Canada's national election Monday. He is the eldest son of former Canadian prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. But that doesn't necessarily mean a change in policy over issues such as trade and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Jim Webb's Struggles Highlight A Demographic Shift In The Democratic Party

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 3:32pm

Presidential candidate Jim Webb's struggles are emblematic of a a changing Democratic Party that relies more heavily on non-white voters than at any time in history.

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Jim Webb Exits Democratic Primary, Leaves Door Open For Independent Bid

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:08pm

The former Virginia senator decries the extremes to which both parties have moved, and says he will consider running as an independent where more people identify.

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Pop Quiz: Who Was The Only President To ....

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:03am

In the exclusive club of American chief executives, some presidents are more exclusive than others. This is only a test.

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Ryan Runs, Boehner Stays Or A New Star Rises? 6 Ways The House Could Go

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:52am

Rep. Paul Ryan could run, with or without support from the Freedom Caucus. Or he could choose not to run, leaving Boehner or perhaps a new candidate to fill the speaker's chair.

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Trudeau Upsets Harper, As 'Liberal Wave' Takes Canada's Prime Minister Post

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:59am

After his victory, Justin Trudeau, 43, touted "sunny ways" to a boisterous crowd in Montreal, a reference to his insistence on running a positive campaign.

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Trudeau Elected Canada's Prime Minister As Liberals Assume Power

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 5:33am

Justin Trudeau is the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

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Oprah Hopes Her Midas Touch Gilds Her OWN Series, 'Belief'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

Oprah Winfrey acquired a stake in Weight Watchers and the company's stock soared. She hopes to do the same for her cable TV network with a new seven-part series on faith and religion around the world.

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Jim Webb Flirts With An Independent Bid

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:53pm

The former Virginia senator complained repeatedly in last week's debate he wasn't getting enough time. Now, he could be leaving the party all together for a third-party run.

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Campaigns Taking In 35 Percent Less Cash Than In 2008, But There's More We Can't See

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:04pm

The money raised by superPACs so far indicates that there is still lots more money coming into the 2016 race. But we won't know just how much until the voting begins.

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Hillary Clinton To Testify Before Benghazi Committee

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:45pm

With Republicans under fire for using the investigation for partisan purposes, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to appear before the Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday.

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Carson And Trump Requested Secret Service Protection

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:40pm

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security says it has received official requests from both campaigns, and that those requests are now under review.

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Eritrean Dies After Israeli Security Mistakes Him For Assailant In Bus Station Attack

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:38pm

With tensions rising over Arab attacks on Israeli Jews, an Eritrean asylum seeker was mistaken for an assailant and killed — shot by a security guard and beaten by a mob.

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Bureaucracy Slows Process Of Welcoming Refugees To The U.S.

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:38pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Larry Yungk, who coordinates refugee resettlement programs with the U.S., and Allentown, Penn., Mayor Ed Pawlowski about his appeal for more refugees in his city.

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Thousands Of Migrants Stream Through The Balkans In Nonstop Pouring Rain

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:32pm

Asylum seekers are still streaming into southeastern Europe in huge numbers, despite the onset of winter. Thousands are now held up at Croatia's border with Slovenia, where there are few facilities and almost no shelter from the continual pouring rain.

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Whose Supporters Like Cheap Flights, 'The Daily Show' And Fracking?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 2:19pm

Online marketers know an awful lot about the shopping preferences of supporters of various Democratic presidential hopefuls.

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'Fanciful'? Meet Lawrence Lessig, The Candidate With A Single Issue

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:34am

Lessig is a passionate advocate for campaign finance reform. If he wins, he says he would pass the Citizen Equality Act of 2017 to provide voters with vouchers to fund the campaign of their choice.

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Canadians Go To The Polls In Tight National Election

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:25am

Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper could be ousted by liberal Justin Trudeau, son of the iconic late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

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Congress Is Back. Now What?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

Congress returns this week and Republicans will take up the unresolved matter Speaker John Boehner's successor. And Hillary Clinton will go before the House Benghazi Committee. Cokie Roberts explains.

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