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Here's How Inflation Has Eroded American Workers' Overtime Eligibility

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:06am

The Obama administration might soon make millions of workers newly eligible for overtime, but experts disagree over how the new rules should look.

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Dennis Hastert To Appear In A Chicago Courthouse For Arraignment

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 5:58am

Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury in May over allegations of paying hush money and lying to the FBI. This would be his first public appearance since the charges became public.

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Latest Domestic Surveillance Issues Conjure Up Church Committee's Probe

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 4:04am

Overreach by U.S. intelligence agencies and calls for more oversight — may sound like recent headlines but it happened 4 decades ago. The response: a landmark Senate inquiry by the Church Committee.

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Some States Make Obamacare Backup Plans, As Supreme Court Decision Looms

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:47am

A Supreme Court ruling could threaten health insurance subsidies in about three dozen states. But many states aren't sharing contingency plans lest they be seen as supporting Obamacare.

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Jeb Bush Faces His Own Foreign Policy Test With Europe Trip

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:36pm

The likely 2016 candidate hopes to avoid the mistakes that have haunted his other presidential rivals while separating himself from his brother.

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Court Sides With President Over Congress In 'Jerusalem' Passport Dispute

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 5:38pm

In a 6-3 decision, the high court sided with the White House over Congress on the thorny foreign policy issue.

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Indian Prime Minister Gives Backhanded Compliment To Bangladeshi Counterpart

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:41pm

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's praise for his Bangladeshi counterpart's tough stance on terrorism "despite being a woman" has sparked an avalanche of criticism and a Twitter hashtag.

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Kurdish Party Wins Record Number Of Seats In Turkish Parliament

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:41pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute about the rise of the Kurds in Turkey and the recent elections.

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Turkish President's Ruling Party Loses Majority In Parliament

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:41pm

In Turkey, the ruling party allied with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost its majority in parliament this weekend. The results of the election will hamper the president's ambition to rewrite the constitution and give himself more powers. NPR assesses the fallout from this weekend's historic elections.

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Obama: U.S. Lacks A 'Complete Strategy' For Training Iraqi Forces

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:41pm

President Obama said the U.S. does not yet have a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces in their fight against the self-declared Islamic State after the G-7 summit in Germany.

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Billionaire Or Bust: Who Are Rich Backers Lining Up With?

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 4:00am

Since the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, money in politics has exploded. To make it in the 2016 presidential race, candidates need their own billionaire. Here's who's lining up with who.

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Former House Speaker Hastert To Appear In Federal Court On Tuesday

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 4:18pm

The Illinois Republican, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, will hear charges of withdrawing funds illegally and lying to the FBI. He's not the first high-profile Illinois politician to run afoul of the law.

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GOP Suiters Woo Iowa With Bikes, Barbeque And Barnstorming

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 7:46am

Iowa's freshman Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a herd of potential Republican presidential candidates for her first-ever Roast and Ride event, asserting herself as a force in presidential politics.

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Under Perry, Texas Added Jobs At Nearly Four Times The National Rate

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 6:35am

Here's how well (or poorly) the governors in the presidential race fared on job creation.

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Jury Acquits Ex-BP Exec Of Lying In Oil Spill

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 1:59pm

Five years after the Justice Department vowed to hold people accountable for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, its prosecution of BP executives has foundered.

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Beau Biden, Vice President's Son, Remembered In Delaware Service

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:01am

The former attorney general and Iraq War veteran being laid to rest in a Catholic ceremony in Wilmington.

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Presidential Candidates Encounter Bumps In Early Campaigns

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 6:34am

It's a long road to November 2016, but there are already some bends in that road. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about where each of the candidates stands now.

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Here's Why All These Political Cattle Calls Matter

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 4:03am

For lesser-known GOP candidates in such a crowded 2016 field, the different events offer a chance to try to and catch fire with often little investment or infrastructure needed.

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The Iowa Beyond Hay Bales, Corn Fields And Deep-Fried Butter

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 4:03am

Each political season, Iowa attracts candidates and the hoardes of staff and media that follow them. But some wish campaigns would broaden their scope.

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If Ohio Gov. John Kasich Runs For President, He Could Be A Wildcard

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:52pm

No Republican has been elected to the White House without winning Ohio. That's one reason to pay attention to Gov. John Kasich, who is considering joining the crowded field of Republican candidates.

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