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'Far Worse Than I Ever Dreamed': Candidates React To Iran Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:48am

President Obama said the deal offers a "new direction." But the deal would be inherited by the next president, and the candidates had something to say about it.

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In Congress, A Mixed Reaction To Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:23am

World leaders struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program, and President Obama delivered a statement from the White House.

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The Latest On Iran Deal: Obama Says Deal Provides New Way Forward

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 5:41am

In a speech from the White House, President Obama said that quite simply this deal keeps Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

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Republicans Likely Will Oppose Iran Deal, But Find It Hard To Derail

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:49am

If Congress passes a measure of disapproval regarding the lifting of Iran sanctions, President Obama likely would veto it — meaning a two-thirds majority would have to opposed Tuesday's agreement.

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Swing States Get More Disaster Declarations — Especially Before Elections

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

New research shows that states that are highly competitive in presidential elections are twice as likely to receive presidential disaster declarations — and the financial aid that comes with them.

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Obama Shortens Prison Terms For 46 Drug Offenders, Vows More Commutations

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.

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Vowing To Turn Things Around, Scott Walker Launches Presidential Bid

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 6:07pm

Walker, the latest to enter a crowded GOP side, said he will prioritize reform, growth and safety. "True freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government," he said.

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Tired Of Greek Reruns? Understandable, But A New Season Is Beginning

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:33pm

Greece, buried under debt, is begging for its third bailout. Europeans are willing to help, but only if Greece can prove that this time will be different. Investors are betting this time, it will be.

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Shrinking Paychecks: Hillary Clinton Takes On 2016's Toughest Economic Question

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:03pm

The defining economic question for candidates this cycle could be how (or even whether) to deal with unstoppable forces like ride-hailing company Uber and global trade.

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Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 3:42pm

When Scott Walker was first elected governor, Wisconsin's unemployment rate was over 8 percent. It's fallen to 4.4 percent. But there's debate over whether Walker deserve credit for the rebound.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Enters Republican Presidential Race

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 3:42pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker enters an already crowd field of Republicans vying to become their party's presidential nominee. What is the case he's making to voters?

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Week In Politics: Walker Enters GOP Race, Clinton's Economic Plan

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 3:42pm

Annah Backstrom of the Des Moines Register and Daniel Barrick of New Hampshire Public Radio talk to Robert Siegel about the latest developments in the presidential race.

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Clinton Unveils Economic Plan Focusing On Middle Class

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 3:42pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolls out her economic policy agenda and says she is focused on growing the wages of the middle class.

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New Drug Agency Chief To Revive Take-Back Program

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 9:38am

Not much surprises a man who has put spies and kidnappers and murderers behind bars. But there's one American problem that took DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg's breath away: drug overdose.

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Scott Walker Is Betting It All On Iowa

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 7:16am

Observers in the Hawkeye State say anything less than a victory next February in the first-in-the-nation caucus state could derail the Wisconsin governor's White House hopes.

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Scott Walker Sidles Into A Crowded GOP Presidential Field

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 6:08am

The Wisconsin governor best known for his high-profile fight with unions and for winning a recall election in 2012 becomes the latest GOP candidate to declare a presidential bid.

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Even Retired Comedians Can't Resist A Few Good Trump Jokes

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:24am

David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.

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Clinton, Walker, Trump And The Accelerating Ride To 2016

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

NPR's Cokie Roberts previews Hillary Clinton's speech on the economy and Scott Walker's official announcement that he's running for president.

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N.C. Trial Outcome Could Sway National Voting Rights Measures

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

The Justice Department is challenging North Carolina's 2013 elections law, a sweeping overhaul that could affect African-American voter turnout disproportionately.

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Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

In the past, the White House's once-a-decade summit on aging was a multi-day event attended by thousands, but this time there was no funding. So it's a one-day event for a couple of hundred guests.

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