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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:42pm

His state is the 25th in the nation to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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Obama Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela, Invoking Emergency Powers

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:46am

Citing an "erosion of human rights guarantees," President Obama issues an executive order imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's military and intelligence services.

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Politics Roundup: From Iowa To Hillary Clinton's Email Account

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

Potential Republican presidential candidates showed off in Iowa this weekend, while Hillary Clinton — the presumptive Democratic candidate — dealt with a bubbling controversy over her private email account. A bump in the road? Or is it yet another scandal involving a Clinton?

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In Iowa, 2016 Has Begun — At Least For The Republican Party

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:57am

When it comes to presidential politics, Iowa is where things all get started, long before most people realize the election season has begun. And like it or not, the race is on ... if only on one side.

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Clintons Face Scrutiny Ahead Of Hillary's Campaign Announcement

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 9:30am

As the country awaits a decision on a possible 2016 presidential run, Hilary and former president Bill Clinton are forced to defend decisions involving donations and Hillary's email practices.

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GOP Hopefuls Do A Balancing Act At Ag Summit

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 7:08am

A parade of Republican presidential hopefuls took turns blasting the Obama administration but showed their differences on energy subsidies at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

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How To Oust A House Speaker (Hint: Don't Even Try)

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:52am

A group of conservative representatives in the House are unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner and they want to replace him. Can they do it?

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More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:16am

With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.

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Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:20pm

Questions about Hillary Clinton's reliance on a private email account when she was Secretary of State will dog the likely presidential hopeful — and the administration she worked for — for months.

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Russian Democracy Activist Says Nemtsov's Death A Major Turning Point

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:26pm

The murder of high-profile Russian democracy activist Boris Nemtsov has sent a chill through the Russian pro-democracy movement, says Leonid Gozman. The longtime reform proponent tells NPR's Melissa Block he sees Nemtsov's death last week as a major turning point.

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Justice Department To File Corruption Charges Against Sen. Menendez

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:26pm

The Justice Department plans to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor.

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Source: Justice Dept. Prepares To Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:49pm

It is alleged that the Democrat did political favors for a friend and donor. It is not clear how long it will take for actual criminal charges to emerge, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

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Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:32pm

President Obama will speak in Selma, Ala., Saturday, a half century after civil rights marchers led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were attacked by state troopers.

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Live Chat: Justice Department's Ferguson Policing Report

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:29pm

At 4pm E.T., NPR's Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson and St. Louis Public Radio's Emanuele Berry answer questions on Reddit about the DOJ's report on discriminatory policing in Ferguson, Mo.

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Administration Fights Case That Would Assign Lawyers To Minors Seeking Asylum

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

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are moving through immigration courts without legal representation. An ACLU lawsuit calls for the government to provide them with lawyers.

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House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

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

Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.

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'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:36pm

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.

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Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:08am

The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.

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Clinton's Private Email Server Has Advantages, Vulnerabilities

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

While many of those messages are tucked away from the prying eyes of the public, it's not clear they are well-protected from hackers.

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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:08pm

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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