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Listen: President Obama's Increasing Frustration On Guns

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 6:03am

As he responded to more mass shootings, the president has become more forceful on gun politics. especially after the massacre at Newtown. But he's also agitated that stricter laws haven't been passed.

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Biden Might Be Liked Now, But Here's What Could Happen If He Gets In

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 6:03am

The vice president's popularity has tracked closely to Obama's during their administration, and it's risen as he explores a White House bid. But the realities of a campaign could bring it back down.

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Here's 1 Thing Washington Agreed On This Week: Sentencing Reform

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 4:03am

Criminal justice experts and advocates say they're cautiously optimistic about a new bipartisan proposal in the Senate — the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.

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'Stuff Happens' Comment Creates Firestorm For Jeb Bush

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 5:49pm

The former Florida governor sparked controversy when he cautioned against quick political reactions to the Oregon school shooting, saying that "stuff happens."

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Obama Restates His Frustration Over Gun Control

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 4:55pm

The president spoke again Friday, one day after the shooting at an Oregon community college that killed nine. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to correspondent Tamara Keith about the president's response.

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In Latest Snub To Latinos, Donald Trump Backs Out Of Hispanic Chamber Event

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:28pm

"Mr. Trump remains committed to reaching out to the Hispanic Community in more genuine and productive ways as he continues to share his vision to Make America Great Again," the campaign said.

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Week In Politics: Oregon Shooting, And The Competition For Speaker

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:08pm

Regular commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's remarks on the Oregon school shooting, and the leadership race in the House.

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Oregon Shooting Dredges Conversation On Guns Back To Surface

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:08pm

As details of Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College continue to emerge, several politicians are reacting with strong language about gun control.

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Weak Jobs Report May Kill Interest Rate Hike For This Year

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:40pm

Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.

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Is Marco Rubio The Generational Change The Grand Old Party Needs?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:06pm

Since the 1980s, Democrats have had a serious presidential candidate pressing the need for generational change. But now Republicans have the young candidates, and Rubio is running as the fresh face.

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The Last Thing Bernie Sanders Needs Right Now Is A Conversation About Guns

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:02pm

Sanders could find himself having to uncomfortably explain his past positions on gun control, to his possible political peril.

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Arne Duncan Stepping Down As Education Secretary

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:36am

Duncan has been with Obama from the beginning of his administration. His tenure has been marked by reform — and controversy over initiatives like Common Core and an embrace of charter schools.

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Bernie Sanders And Ben Carson: Running With The Big Dogs — Financially

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 4:03am

The lesson of many past campaigns is that while money is an essential test of viability in the early stages of a campaign, it is no guarantee of electability.

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7 Of President Obama's Pleas For Gun Reform

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:23pm

Speaking forcefully about the need for gun policy reform Thursday, Obama said, "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough."

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Sanders Raises Nearly As Much As Clinton In 3rd Quarter

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:34pm

New campaign fundraising numbers are out, and they show Bernie Sanders on pace with Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, Ben Carson was the big winner. NPR's Robert Siegel learns more from correspondent Peter Overby.

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Investigating Clinton Email Server, FBI Says It Doesn't 'Give A Rip About Politics'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:17pm

The agency's director, James Comey, said Thursday that he is closely monitoring the investigation. He also made unusually passionate remarks about violent crime in America.

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Investigating Clinton Email Server, FBI Doesn't 'Give A Rip About Politics'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 2:17pm

The agency's director, James Comey, said Thursday that he's closely monitoring the investigation. He also made unusually passionate remarks on violent crime in America.

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From FUBAR To Russian Phishing: The Latest From Hillary Clinton's Emails

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:35am

Russian hackers tried a phishing scheme, a White House operator didn't believe the caller was actually Clinton and she panicked after being unable to find her local NPR station.

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Bernie Sanders Raises $26 Million In 3rd Quarter, Nearly As Much As Clinton

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:06am

From 60 points down and a third of the money, Bernie Sanders is now up in polls and on par in fundraising with Hillary Clinton, who raised $28 million in the third quarter.

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If Joe Biden Wants To Run For President, His Narrow Window Is Closing

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:03am

As Hillary Clinton continues to struggle, Joe Biden's name continues to surface. No one in Washington truly knows what the vice president will do, but he likely has to decide in the next couple weeks.

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