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Congress Approves Longer-Term Fix For Medicare Reimbursements

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:41pm

Eight senators, all Republicans, voted against the bill because funding has not been fully allocated for its $214 billion cost. President Obama says he will sign it.

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Andrew Johnson's Presidency Highlighted Issues With Vice Presidential Selection

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:38pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry about the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Andrew Johnson presidency.

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Presidential Campaign Logos Reach New Level Of Sophistication

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

From water bottles and bumper stickers, to fundraising emails and Twitter accounts, the logos of the 2016 presidential candidates will soon be plastered across the country.

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Presidential Candidates Move Away From Public Financing

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

You can still check the box on your 1040 federal income tax return and earmark $3 for presidential public financing.

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Senate Panel Backs Bill To Allow Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Immigrant-Rights Activists In Seattle Claim Victory In Child Deportation Case

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

A federal judge in Seattle has given immigrant advocates a victory.

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Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Presidential Campaign With First Events In Iowa

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

Hillary Clinton makes her first public appearances in Iowa Tuesday as a declared 2016 presidential candidate. Her campaign's strategy is to keep this first visit purposefully low key and play down any sense of inevitability.

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Sen. Ben Cardin Moves Into Spotlight On Iran Nuclear Bill

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR profiles Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, who has become the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just as it is crafting a role for Congress to weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight Against Islamic State

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C., where he is meeting with President Obama to try to gain support in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Abadi will also meet with leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to push for billions of dollars in loans. Iraq's economy, which is heavily dependent on oil exports, has been hit hard by the drop in global crude prices.

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Helping Bridge Congress' Iran Divide, Sen. Ben Cardin Moves Into Spotlight

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

After an unexpected promotion, Cardin has become the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just as it is crafting a role for Congress to weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal.

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White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:41pm

The move is just one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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How Candidates Announce Can Say A Lot About Their Campaigns

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:46am

From a place of significance to what message they want to convey, where and how presidential candidates announce their campaigns matters.

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Senate Panel Weighs Bill Giving Congress Final OK On Iran Deal

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:10am

A vote in the Foreign Relations Committee could come as soon as today. The White House has threatened a veto, saying any congressional action could imperil talks with Iran on its nuclear program.

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'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 6:03am

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.

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IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.

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Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:01am

A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.

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As Country Changes, Rubio, Republicans Try To Adjust

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:00am

On gay rights and immigration, Republicans running for president, like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, are trying to navigate a tricky course between their party and the country at-large.

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Republicans Are Making Foreign Policy The Obamacare Of The 2016 Election

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:00am

The GOP still has the health care law in its sights, but now also promises to do away with Obama's opening to Cuba and nascent deal on nuclear development with Iran.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Sen. Marco Rubio

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:03pm

Rubio spoke to NPR about his run for president, Indiana's religious freedom law, the president's deal with Iran and immigration.

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Rubio 'Very Confident' He's Ready To Be President On 'Day No. 1'

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:39pm

The Florida senator could be the youngest Republican in the presidential field, but he is fully confident he has the experience to lead.

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