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Superheroes Go To Washington, And They've Got Political Advice

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

With a big comics convention in Washington, D.C., this weekend, NPR's Ailsa Chang asked some costumed enthusiasts for suggestions on how to help the folks inside the Capitol.

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Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

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Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:08pm

Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.

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Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:27pm

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long-term.

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Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:27pm

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.

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Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:58am

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

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New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:57am

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

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To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:55am

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

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15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:51am

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

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Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:40am

As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.

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Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:36am

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.

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Updated Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Estimates

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:09am

President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:14am

In her memoir, A Fighting Chance, Warren reveals a childhood brush with bankruptcy, and reflects on hard-won political lessons.

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President Obama's Favorite County — At Least When it Comes to Giving Speeches

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:02pm

President Obama has visited Prince George's County, MD, four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African American majority, and also happens to be very close to the White House.

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Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:07pm

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."

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Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:04pm

President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.

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Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:59pm

At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.

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Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:49pm

So much of what will happen in the 2016 presidential race — in both political parties — hinges on Hillary Clinton's decision on whether to run.

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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:41am

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

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