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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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After Years Of GOP Support, Cuban-Americans Become More Democratic

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:11pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Guillermo Grenier, a sociology professor at Florida International University.

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Chinese Women's Rights Activists Released From Jail

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Police in China have released five women's rights activists on bail. They are suspected of disturbing public order, and may still be indicted at a later date. The case has caused an international outcry and a chilling effect on gender rights work.

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Senators To Review Bill Designed To Limit Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take up a bill Tuesday, which intends to give Congress a voice on the Iran nuclear agreement. The bill would take away the president's power to lift sanctions on Iran for 60 days after an agreement is reached, so Congress would have time to review it. The White House spokesman said Monday the president would veto such a bill.

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Russia Bans Some Internet Memes That Mock Public Figures

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kevin Rothrock, who wrote the article, "The Kremlin has declared war on memes" for Global Voices and Quartz.

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Clinton Announcement Video Alludes To Unfairness Of American Life

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

In announcing her run for president, Hillary Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top."

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After Low-Key Announcement, Hillary Clinton Heads To Iowa

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:33pm

Hillary Clinton will hold her first campaign events in Iowa Tuesday since announcing her 2016 bid for the White House. What can we expect to see? Her aides say to think small.

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Who Needs 1 SuperPAC When You Can Have 4?

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:12pm

SuperPACs, financed by unlimited but disclosed donations, now appear to be the presidential candidate's new best friend. One backing Sen. Marco Rubio is revving up, and Sen. Ted Cruz already has four.

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7 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:07pm

The Florida senator got his start on the Bob Dole presidential campaign and was once Mormon. Here's what else you might not know.

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JFK Profile In Courage Award Going To Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:31pm

In 2010, Inglis, R-S.C., lost his seat in the Tea Party wave for, among other things, accepting climate change. Past winners of the award include President George H.W. Bush.

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