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The Race Where Race Didn't Matter

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:34am

The Staten Island prosecutor at the center of the investigation into the death of Eric Garner easily won election to Congress as a Republican. He replaces disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.

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Clinton Charms DREAMers On Immigration

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 9:54am

Speaking in Las Vegas, she said it was time to provide a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally and that she could go "even further" than Obama's controversial executive actions.

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Clinton Tells 'Dreamers' She Backs Path To Citizenship

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton went to a high school in Las Vegas on Tuesday and said it was time to provide immigrants in the country illegally with a path to citizenship.

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Huckabee Hopes Evangelical Voters Are Tying Yellow Ribbons For Him

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:00am

Mike Huckabee is back on the campaign trail after finishing second for the GOP nomination in 2008. In his latest run, he's hearkening back to an even earlier time, with 1970s icon Tony Orlando.

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Clinton 'War Room' Pushback And The 'Invent Your Own' Media Campaign

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:30pm

The Clinton campaign went into overdrive Tuesday trying to minimize the damage from a new book that delves into Clinton Foundation fundraising — and they're not using the typical channels to do so.

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Ladies In The Streets: Before Stonewall, Transgender Uprising Changed Lives

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:52pm

The Stonewall Riot in New York sparked the gay rights movement. But Three years earlier, unrest in San Francisco marked the transgender community's public debut in the rights struggle.

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New Jersey Pension Lawsuit Piles On Gov. Christie's Rough Week

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:50pm

Lots of states have underfunded pension systems, but New Jersey's ranks near the bottom. Christie's plan to cut pension payments even further is the subject of multiple lawsuits.

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Obama To Nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford As Joint Chiefs Chairman

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

President Obama said Tuesday he will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer. Dunford commanded coalition forces in Afghanistan.

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Mike Huckabee Announces Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee launched his second White House bid Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton To Unveil Path To Citizenship Immigration Plan

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

Hillary Clinton is expected Tuesday to lay out her plan for a path to citizenship for many who are presently in the United States illegally. Meanwhile, her campaign is ramping up its efforts to get ahead of the scandal stories involving a new book about the Clinton Foundation and the upcoming Benghazi hearings.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits Baltimore

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Baltimore Tuesday in the wake of the recent unrest there. She met with the family of Freddie Gray, the young man whose death while in police custody sparked protests. She will also hold meetings with police, local officials and members of the community.

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Obama Laces Up To Tout Asian Trade Deal At Nike

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 2:56pm

The president says he's pushing for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in part to boost "Made in the U.S.A." products around the world. So why make the pitch at Nike?

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announces Presidential Run

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:41am

Huckabee, who previously sought the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox until January, when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political future.

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Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' of Other Candidates?

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 5:03am

This isn't Mike Huckabee's first time at the GOP presidential rodeo. He had the advantages of being a novelty upstart underdog in 2008. That's not the case this time around.

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Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a darling of conservatives. It started when he criticized President Obama's health care law and other policies at a Prayer Breakfast with the president just a few feet away.

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'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

President Obama is turning his My Brother's Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency. He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday.

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Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:44pm

The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.

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The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:11pm

Two more candidates got in on the Republican side Monday, including Ben Carson, who is black, and Carly Fiorina. It's the most diverse GOP field anyone can remember. But will it make a difference?

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Persian Gulf System Prohibits Nepali Migrant Workers From Returning Home

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:05pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Tim Noonan of the International Trade Union Confederation about the call for Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to suspend the kafala sponsorship system.

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Clinton Agrees To Answer House Panel's Questions On Benghazi, Emails

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:03pm

But her lawyer says the former secretary of state, and Democratic presidential candidate, will appear before the panel once — not twice, as requested by the head of the Benghazi committee.

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