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Senate Passes Bill To Fund Government Through December

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:37am

The bill does not strip funding from Planned Parenthood, a condition that some House Republicans had insisted on. The action now moves to the House.

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House To Vote On New Speaker Next Week

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:25am

Outgoing Speaker John Boehner said a "large majority of our members have made clear they want these elections held next week."

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Hillary Clinton's 2 Audiences On Her Emails: Voters And Investigators

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:06am

As yet another batch of the Democratic presidential candidate's emails from her time as secretary of state are set to be released, she's walking a fine legal line in how she talks about them.

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The Republican Businessman Who Wants The GOP To Address Climate Change

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:02am

One wealthy Republican businessman is pushing for the GOP to change its messaging — and get on board with addressing climate action.

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Twitter Has A 136-Page Handbook For Politicians. It's Hilarious

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 6:03am

Page 25 of "The Twitter Government And Elections Handbook" begins, "What Is Twitter?"

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Many Guesses, But No Answers On Joe Biden's Plans

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:09am

Politicians and the press are trying to read the tea leaves on Joe Biden's future. But right now, only the vice president knows what his tea cup holds.

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On Email Controversy, Clinton's Audience Is Voters And Investigators

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:09am

Hillary Clinton is still facing questions about her private email server. Her carefully worded responses are in part designed to provide legal cover.

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Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Overhaul Proposal Expected As Soon As Thursday

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:22pm

A group of Democratic and Republican senators are finalizing a bill that would make major changes to the justice system. It has the support of some surprise backers like Koch Industries and the ACLU.

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Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers' Computer Code

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:14pm

Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our cars. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.

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Planned Parenthood Undergoes Congressional Scrutiny Over Sting Videos

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:45pm

House Republicans questioned the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, on whether the women's health group needs federal funding.

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6 Clips Of Audio You Should Hear From The Planned Parenthood Hearing

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:48pm

The congressional hearing was oftentimes contentious with the head of Planned Parenthood defending her organization and explaining that it does not receive federal money for most abortions.

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What Edward Snowden On Twitter Could Mean For The Presidential Race

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:32pm

The former NSA contractor was up to more than 600,000 followers hours after joining Twitter. His presence on the social-media platform could mean domestic surveillance makes a campaign comeback.

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Despite Calls For Defunding, Support For Planned Parenthood Holds Steady

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:01pm

Planned Parenthood recently has become a flashpoint in the 2016 presidential campaign, especially among GOP candidates. But public opinion about the organization isn't changing much.

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The Big-Money Effort To Turn The GOP Greener

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:00pm

Republican entrepreneur Jay Faison tells NPR's Robert Siegel why his foundation, ClearPath, brought together GOP pollsters to help find a way to get Americans to take climate change seriously.

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Trump Tax Plan Would Slash Rates For Businesses And Individuals

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:04am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveils a tax plan that would drop the maximum rate from nearly 40 percent to 25 percent. Businesses would also get much lower rates.

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'Fierce Determination' Fueled Fiorina In 2010 Bid, As It Does Now

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:03am

Fiorina lost out on going to the Senate five years ago but, as a former adviser said, "she gave Barbara Boxer a huge run for her money." Her rise in this year's race is reminiscent of that run.

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Obama, Putin Meet After Trading Dueling Statements On Syria

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 7:10pm

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Monday after both spoke at the United Nations General Assembly. The two have been at odds over a solution to the Syrian conflict.

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Bill To Avert Government Shutdown Survives Test Vote In The Senate

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 6:05pm

Senators agreed to limit debate on a measure to fund the government through Dec. 11 without stripping funding from Planned Parenthood. They're expected to approve the bill and send it to the House.

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Judge Throws Out 4 Bribery Charges In Sen. Menendez Case

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 4:43pm

Eighteen charges remain against Menendez and an eye doctor, Salomon Melgen. The men are accused of engaging in a bribery scheme involving lavish trips and political campaigns.

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Next Speaker Faces Challenges Governing Divided House GOP Caucus

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 4:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with John McCormack, senior writer for The Weekly Standard, about the challenges ahead presented by the demands of the Freedom Caucus.

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