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Paris Attacks Bring Domestic Surveillance Into Presidential Race

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 5:44am

Presidential candidates have mostly stayed away from discussing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. That's quickly changing.

Wash. Gov. Inslee Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Settle In His State

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 5:13am

Governor Jay Inslee, a Democrat, talks to Steve Inskeep about why he feels it's important to support refugees fleeing Syria's civil war. Inslee has received criticism from people in his state.

WBUR Poll: Trump Leads With NH Republicans

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:03am

The billionaire's support remains essentially unchanged at 22 percent, far ahead of other Republican candidates in the state.

Obama Administration Briefs Governors On Refugee Screening

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:53pm

30 governors have expressed opposition to resettlement of Syrian refugees over security concerns in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

Supreme Court Asked To Take Messy Interstate Case On Same-Sex Adoption

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:34pm

The woman adopted her longtime partner's kids while living in Georgia, but she moved to Alabama when they split. The top court in that state refused to recognize her parental rights.

Texas Governor Joins Dozens Of Others Saying No To Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:17pm

Hundreds of people fleeing the war in Syria have already settled in Texas. The governor says he doesn't want any more. We found Texans who support the move against Syrians - and some who don't.

Kasich: 'Reasonable' to 'Pause' Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:33pm

The Ohio governor and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful outlined his foreign policy agenda in an interview with NPR, saying "I think it is absolutely critical to invite our moderate Muslim friends."

Jindal Ends Presidential Campaign: 'This Is Not My Time'

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:16pm

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday evening that he was suspending his campaign for president.

Paris Climate Conference Represents 'Best Chance' For World To Act

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Todd Stern, the U.S. special envoy for climate change, ahead of the Paris Climate Conference. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries will discuss how to slow climate change.

Graham: U.S. Should Shore Up Arab Allies To Fight 'Neighbor From Hell' ISIS

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 3:25pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican candidate for president, also called for a "time out" on the U.S.'s Syrian refugee program "until we can ensure we have proper vetting."

Republicans In Congress Call For Pause In Refugee Resettlement

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 3:14pm

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Republicans in Congress are seeking action limiting President Obama's plan to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States.

Paris Attacks Ignite Debate Over U.S. Refugee Policy

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 3:14pm

The Paris attacks have ignited a debate over whether Syrian refugees should be allowed into the United States. What is the process for selecting and vetting such refugees to ensure they do not pose a security risk?

Before Bernie Sanders, There Was This Socialist Candidate

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 1:04pm

Eugene V. Debs, who went to prison for his socialist beliefs, gave a famous speech in Ohio in 1918 urging resistance to the World War I draft.

House Republicans Create Task Force On Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 12:09pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan calls for a "pause" on America's Syrian refugee program, to give Congress time to evaluate the national security risks.

Invited By Obama To 'Pop Off,' John McCain Just Did

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 9:14am

In an interview with Morning Edition, the Republican senator criticized the administration's strategy against ISIS, following the president's remarks Monday.

More Governors Oppose U.S. Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:50am

After originally questioning what authority he had to keep refugees out, Iowa's governor joined others in asking the federal government not to bring Syrian refugees into his state.

Sen. McCain On ISIS: I'd Rather Fight Them Overseas Than Here

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, about the ISIS threat, U.S. governors not wanting to accept Syrian refugees and the possibility of peace in Syria.

U.S. Governors Balk At Taking In Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:09am

After last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, governors across the U.S. say they won't take Syrian refugees — citing the risk that terrorists could use the program to slip into the country.

Colorado Town Ponders Accepting Guantanamo Detainees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:13am

The White House will soon send Congress its proposal to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A Colorado town that hosts a federal and state prison debate taking in the detainees.

After The Paris Attacks, Some Stories Weren't True

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 7:28pm

Big events like the terror attacks always lead to several incorrect headlines.




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