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Obama Pushes Back Against Opponents Of Syrian Refugees In U.S.

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:18pm

While overseas this week, President Obama has weighed in multiple times on the ongoing debate in the U.S. over Syrian refugees — often using pointed rhetoric and jabbing at his political opponents.

House Passes Legislation Designed To Pause Refugee Resettlement

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:18pm

The House passed legislation Thursday to pause the refugee resettlement program. The legislation includes new requirements for the government agencies that are screening Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

Hillary Clinton Calls For Shift In Strategy To Destroy ISIS

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:18pm

Former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton laid out her ideas on national security and the struggle against terrorism on Thursday.

Trump Amps It Up: Insulting Protesters, Putting Reporters In A 'Pen'

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:12pm

In another fiery speech on Wednesday night, Trump claimed his hair was better than Marco Rubio's and suggested that Bowe Bergdahl should be shot.

Bernie Sanders Explains Democratic Socialism In 6 Clips

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 2:29pm

Sanders laid out his brand of Democratic socialism in a speech Thursday, explaining how it informs with his views on higher education, poverty, health care, the minimum wage and more.

Hillary Clinton Says Allies Should 'Prioritize' Fighting ISIS Over Assad

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 2:22pm

The former Obama secretary of state called for a no-fly zone in Syria to fight ISIS, but also seemed open to letting Assad stay in power — at least temporarily.

House Votes To Increase Security Checks On Refugees From Iraq, Syria

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 1:02pm

The GOP-authored bill would temporarily halt all refugee applications from the two nations, and require top security officials to sign off on every individual refugee.

Tennessee Lawmaker Calls For National Guard To Round Up Syrian Refugees

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:34am

The state has taken 42 Syrian refugees since 2011 but a powerful lawmaker says they should be removed and prevented from entering Tennessee for safety reasons.

Why 'Bomb The S*** Out Of Them' Sounds Pretty Good To A Lot Of Voters Right Now

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:21am

Pundits have been wrongly predicting Donald Trump's downfall in the presidential race for months. The latest conventional wisdom says after Paris, he will fade. But that might be very wrong.

Jeb Bush Proves Money Isn't Everything In Politics

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:59am

His campaign has vastly out-raised and out-spent GOP rivals. But to what end?

Evangelical Groups Tell Political Leaders: 'Jesus Was A Refugee'

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:03am

As many Republican governors, presidential candidates and members of Congress ask to pause entry of Syrian refugees, they risk alienating some religious voters in the GOP base.

Tennesse's Republican Leader Wants To Close The Door To Syrian Refugees

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:47am

A small group of Syrian refugees has arrived in Tennessee. A top Republican lawmaker there has called for the state's National Guard to remove them and prevent new refugees from entering the state.

ISIS, Refugees Elevate National Security Issues In U.S. Campaign

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:46am

President Obama challenged his critics to offer solutions of their own to defeat ISIS. So what are the Republican candidates saying?

SuperPAC Or Not, This Group Has Money To Bern For Sanders

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:03am

Bernie Sanders' campaign insists they are not supported by a superPAC, even though the political committee of a large nurses union that endorsed him has spent over $500,000 to get Sanders nominated.

Elizabeth Warren Steps Up Campaign For Liberal Agenda

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:59pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says bipartisan efforts to "reform" the corporate tax code amount to "a giant wet kiss" for the biggest companies. She wants large corporations to pay more in taxes.

French Government Debates Extending State Of Emergency

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:24pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Oren Gross, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, about the history of the French state of emergency law, which gives authorities broad powers.

Unhyphenated: Bobby Jindal 'Disappointed' Indian Americans

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:07pm

Jindal, who suspended his campaign for president this week, was the first Indian American to run for the nation's highest office. But his bid didn't feel so historic to many Indian Americans.

Jeb Bush Calls For Use Of Ground Troops In Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 3:32pm

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush delivered a national security speech Wednesday at the Citadel in South Carolina. NPR reports on his remarks and looks at how the other GOP contenders are responding to the attacks on Paris.

U.S., French, Russian Airstrikes Continue To Attack ISIS Targets In Syria

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 3:20pm

Russian, French and U.S. warplanes continue to attack ISIS targets inside Syria. But despite an increase in resolve since Friday's attacks in Paris and vows by President Obama to "intensify" operations, there has been no new coordination between the U.S.-led coalition and the Russians.

Malaysian Leader Faces Corruption Scandal As He Prepares To Meet Obama

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:53am

Malaysia's leader is at the center of a swirling scandal involving millions — if not billions — in missing money. It's complicating a crucial U.S. relationship in Southeast Asia.

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