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Sanders' Presidential Campaign Could 'Bern-Out' In The Palmetto State

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:08am

Bernie Sanders spent the weekend campaigning in South Carolina. The state's Democratic base is mostly black. The crowds he drew were predominantly white.

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Sen. Harry Reid Announces He's Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 6:49pm

The Senate Minority Leader says he endorses the deal because it prevents Iran from making good on threats against Israel. The support of the Senate's top Democrat is a big boost for President Obama.

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On Babies And Birthright, Rhetoric Outpaces Reality

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 4:08pm

Several GOP presidential candidates have been questioning birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. But there are few policy options to limit the practice.

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In South Carolina, Sanders Discusses Race, Courts Black Voters

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:08am

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, drew big crowds again this weekend, but they may not be the right kind of crowd if he hopes to win South Carolina's primary.

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Ky. GOP OKs Caucus Allowing Sen. Paul To Run For Re-Election And President

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 11:51pm

The plan would let Paul run for president and re-election to his Senate seat at the same time without violating state law that bans candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same election.

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Tracing The Shifting Meaning Of "Alien"

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 11:03am

Many immigration rights activists cringe at the term "alien." But decades ago, that word was embraced as a humane alternative to terms like "undesirable" and even "wetback."

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Trump Is No Conservative, Says Conservative Pundit Glenn Beck

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 7:49am

The rise of Donald Trump as a Republican presidential candidate has surprised many pundits, but not conservative commentator Glenn Beck. "He is saying the populist things," Beck says.

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Former Attorney General Questions Clinton's Email Comments

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:29am

Questions surrounding Hillary Clinton's private email server continue to dog her on the campaign trail. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells NPR's Scott Simon that she may have broken numerous laws.

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Will GOP's Efforts To Reach Out To Hispanics Survive These Primaries?

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:29am

Strong statements from Republican front-runner Donald Trump — and the responses they've inspired from other candidates — threaten to undermine Republican attempts to win more minority votes in 2016.

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Capturing Campaign History In The Granite State

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:03am

Associated Press photographer Jim Cole has covered every New Hampshire presidential primary since 1980. Now he's preparing for the 2016 primary.

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Reporting Post-Ferguson: A Journey To 'Very Dark Places'

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 5:08am

MSNBC's Trymaine Lee was one of several African-American journalists who shared their stories of reporting on racially-charged violence with Code Switch's Gene Demby.

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Creator Of The 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Party Endorses Candidate Deez Nuts

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:56pm

New York politician Jimmy McMillan founded The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. Now he's endorsing presidential candidate Deez Nuts, a 15-year-old boy from Iowa.

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Judge To Redraw Florida's Congressional Maps After Legislature Fails To Reach Deal

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:23pm

Because the Sunshine State's legislature can't decide on how to redraw lines, a Florida judge will do it for them.

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Letter From Obama Wins Congressman's Support For Iran Deal

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

President Obama today won over a key ally in support of the Iran nuclear deal after sending New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler a lengthy letter. In it, the President reassured the congressman that he would use any means necessary — "including military means" — to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. This is just one example of the commander-in-chief working as a lobbyist-in-chief to secure approval of the deal.

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Week In Politics: Campaigns Grapple With Immigration, #BlackLivesMatter

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

Audie speaks with syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker, from Mobile, Ala., and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for The National Review and columnist for BloombergView, to discuss recent developments in the 2016 presidential race.

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Trump Still Leads In Race For Republican Presidential Nomination

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:14pm

The latest CNN/ORC poll shows 24 percent of Republican voters like what they see in Donald Trump. Who are these supporters, and what is Trump's appeal?

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Jeb Bush Is Suddenly Attacking Trump. Here's Why That Matters

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:27pm

Facing a drop in polls and on the defensive, the former Florida governor is trying to find his swagger by attacking Trump. But it's an uncomfortable position for the non-confrontational Bush.

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7 Started, Then Abandoned, Articles On Deez Nuts

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:23pm

Would you vote for the "Schweddy-Nuts" ticket in 2016? It could be a winner.

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Despite Political Rhetoric, 'Anchor Babies' Are Not Exactly Easy To Stop

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:03am

Gov. Bush and Sen. Rubio have both said they want to crack down on unauthorized immigrants who have children in the US. But exactly how they'd do that remains unclear.

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Trump Is Here To Stay — At Least For A While. Here's Why

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:03am

Who is the Trump coalition? Working-class white men and core Republicans find his straightforward style, non-politician approach refreshing. That means he could have staying power in this race.

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