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Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:47am

Investigators say the control network would have prevented this week's crash, and Amtrak vows to have it implemented by the 2016 deadline. But technical and bureaucratic hurdles are holding others up.

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Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 8:34pm

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.

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Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:39pm

The president continues to earn royalties on each of his books. And the Bidens got a better mortgage than the Obamas did: 30 years at 3.375 percent.

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She's Not A Candidate, So Why Do So Many People Have An Opinion Of Her?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:31pm

Emily Farris is not running for anything, has no national profile or political aspirations. Yet, a quarter of GOP primary voters in one poll had an opinion of her. What's going on? Pseudo-opinion.

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Politics Rewind: Between Iraq And A Hard Place

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:10pm

Jeb Bush's shifting positions on the Iraq War gave an opening to Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. And will Hillary Clinton answer questions directly on her trip to Iowa next week?

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Week In Politics: Boston Marathon Bombing Verdict, Obama On Poverty

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:19pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Jeb Bush's comments about Iraq.

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'Candidates' Driving Cash-Filled Trucks Through Campaign-Finance Loopholes

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:45am

Candidates, people likely to become them and their supporters on both the left and right — from Hillary Clinton to Jeb Bush — are exploiting holes in campaign-finance law loopholes. Here's how.

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Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield. You Read That Right

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:06am

Former 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is picking another fight — with Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. It's all for a good cause.

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Ohio Mayor Resigns Abruptly; Blames Akron's Newspaper

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Don Plusquellic is credited with transforming Akron's economy from old industrial to new tech — during a recession. So it was a surprise when he announced that he would leave at the end of the month.

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Garner Case Behind Him, Donovan Takes Oath Of Office In Congress

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Ex-Staten Island DA Dan Donovan may be best known for investigating the death of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in a chokehold. But now Donovan is trying to forge a new path in Congress.

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House Republicans Vote To Cut Amtrak's Funding

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The economic outlook for Amtrak was troubled even before this week's train derailment in Philadelphia. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are deeply divided over funding for the passenger rail service.

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Ohio Mayor Resigns Abruptly; Blames Akron's Newspaper

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Don Plusquellic is credited with transforming Akron's economy from old industrial to new tech — during a recession. So it was a surprise when he announced that he would leave at the end of the month.

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Obama Reaffirms Security Commitment To Gulf Partners

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

President Obama hosted representatives from half-a-dozen Sunni Arab countries at Camp David on Thursday. Their confidence in the U.S. has been shaken by the president's diplomatic outreach to Iran.

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Stephanopoulos Apologizes For Not Disclosing Donations To Clinton Foundation

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:02pm

The ABC News anchor gave the foundation $75,000 over three years. He says he thought the donations were a matter of public record.

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After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:52pm

There's an unusual bipartisan consensus in Washington on the need to overhaul the justice system. But there are competing proposals and, as one advocate says, "expectations are very high."

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Drone-Like Device Puts White House On Lockdown

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:14pm

A person flying a small drone-like device too close to the White House was taken into custody. It's another in a line of security instances around the White House.

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Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:54pm

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite may be having his moment in the crowded Republican 2016 presidential primary.

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President Obama Meets With Arab Allies At Camp David

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

President Obama meets with officials from six Persian Gulf countries at Camp David to reassure them about the emerging nuclear deal with Iran.

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George Stephanopoulous Discloses Donations To Clinton Foundation

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

George Stephanopoulos says he donated a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation from 2012 through 2014. None of the donations were disclosed until Thursday, and the ABC anchor has apologized.

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Top Veterans Affairs Official Says Agency Skirts Federal Purchasing Laws

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, a senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs accused his agency of waste, fraud and mismanagement in the way it purchases medical care and supplies.

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