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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.

France's National Front Leader Criticizes Hollande's Response To Paris Attacks

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:18pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Marine Le Pen, a French politician who is the president of the far-right National Front, the largest political party in France in 2014.

The Real Debate: 2 Very Different World Views On Terrorism

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 3:51pm

American politics are more divided than at any time in modern history — and that rift is as wide as it gets when it comes to foreign policy, something made very clear after the Paris attacks.

Paris Attacks Put Pressure On Germany To Tighten Its Refugee Policy

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 3:26pm

The Paris attacks increase pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to tighten German refugee policy. There's evidence suggesting one suspect entered Europe with the migrants coming ashore in Greece.

Several U.S. Governors Come Out Against Resettling Syrian Refugees

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 3:26pm

More than half a dozen governors have come out against Syrian refugees being resettled in their states. The backlash follows terrorist attacks in Paris and heightened security concerns in the U.S. At least one of the identified terrorists had ties to Syria.

Sweeping Reactions From Politicians Over Syrian Refugees In U.S.

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 3:20pm

Governors in more than a dozen states have asked the federal government not to resettle any more Syrian refugees in their states, as presidential candidates also question the ability to screen them.

Supreme Court Won't Take Up Case Over Planned Parenthood Documents

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 3:04pm

Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia voted to hear the case over whether documents from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England should be turned over to an anti-abortion group.

After Paris, Governors Say They Will Oppose Efforts To Resettle Refugees

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 2:35pm

Despite the growing list of governors stating they will no longer resettle people from Syria, it's not clear whether states have the legal authority to keep the refugees out.

Rep. Schiff Adds Insight Into The Origin Of The Paris Attacks

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 6:35am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, about what is known concerning the Friday night attacks in Paris, which are blamed on ISIS.

Paris Attacks Dominate U.S. Political Debates

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:07am

The attacks shifted the focus of the presidential campaign, as candidates debate over national security. Presidential candidates have been forced to address how they would handle the threat from ISIS.

Louisiana's Bitter Gubernatorial Race Enters Its Final Week

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:07am

Presumed frontrunner, GOP Sen. David Vitter, is being forced to address a prostitution scandal in his past. Polls show the Democrat, state Rep. John Bel Edwards has an upset opportunity.

As The Obama Glow Fades, South Carolina's Black Voters Aren't Firing Back Up

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:03am

In 2008 and 2012, African-Americans turned out to vote in record numbers for President Obama. But now many black voters in the early voting state of South Carolina say there's not the same enthusiasm.

Reflections On A Campus Visit: What We Learned From Young Voters At Drake

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 4:04pm

The Democratic debate Saturday night was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Producer Liz Baker talked to students on campus about their involvement in politics and shares her observations.

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton On Using Force Against ISIS

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 4:03pm

In Saturday's Democratic debate, Clinton said the U.S. has the authority to fight ISIS. But not everyone agrees on that.

Clinton And Rivals Cross Swords In Second Debate, But Cause No Wounds

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 9:39am

Former Maryland Gov. O'Malley won cheers referring to "that immigrant-bashing carnival barker Donald Trump," and adding "the symbol of America is the Statue of Liberty, not a barbed-wire fence."

LISTEN: Political Correspondent Don Gonyea's Iowa Playlist

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 4:03am

NPR correspondent and music buff Don Gonyea takes listeners for a drive on the campaign trail in Iowa.

Democrats, Especially Clinton, Face Pressure In Debate On Paris Attacks

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 10:43pm

The first half hour of Saturday's debate was dominated by foreign policy. The candidates walked a line on their views and President Obama's, whose handling of the issue has declined since ISIS's rise.

The Democratic Debate Clock: Which Issues Got The Most Time

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 10:30pm

NPR kept track of how many minutes each issue — like foreign policy and the economy — got at the second Democratic debate.

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