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Trump Takes A Shot At John McCain, And Republicans Push Back

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes a jab at Senator John McCain's status as a war hero, other Republican candidates unite to punch back at Trump.

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Assessing The Fallout From Trump's McCain Comments

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:09pm

On Saturday, Donald Trump sneered at Sen. John McCain's war record in Vietnam and later criticized his record on veterans' issues. Correspondent Don Gonyea tells NPR's Arun Rath how Trump's remarks may affect his candidacy.

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Trump Doubles Down On McCain Criticism, Refusing To Apologize

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 11:43am

The GOP front runner has touched a raw nerve with his remarks about the Arizona senator's war record, prompting the national commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars to describe them as "despicable."

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Former Cuba Diplomat Feels Joy, Relief As Havana Embassy Reopens

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 6:43am

The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana Monday. Wayne S. Smith was there when it closed in 1961. He was later in charge of the U.S. Interests Section. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Smith.

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What Trump's Candidacy Means For The GOP

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 6:43am

The Huffington Post announced it won't cover Donald Trump as a political story, despite his surge in the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with New York Times' Jeremy Peters about Trump's popularity.

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Trump Lashes Out At McCain: 'I Like People Who Weren't Captured'

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 2:37pm

The real-estate tycoon said the Arizona senator was only a war hero because he had been a POW. He also called McCain a "loser" for failing to win the White House in the 2008 election.

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From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:13am

Business lobbyists say Congress has enough time left this year to pass significant legislation. But those plans could get tripped up by debate over Iran and over the budget.

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Clinton Shares The Stage At Democratic Cattle Call

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 6:43am

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton joined the four candidates challenging her for the nomination in Iowa on Friday. Each was given 15 minutes to make a pitch.

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Hillary Clinton Returns To A Very Different Arkansas

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 6:33am

The former Arkansas first lady returns Saturday night to the place she called home for more than two decades — but has virtually no chance of winning in 2016.

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Week In Politics: Iran Nuclear Deal And Presidential Campaigns

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:03pm

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the Iran nuclear deal and the latest on the campaign trail.

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Now On The National Stage, Scott Walker Is Still A Guy From Delavan

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:43am

As he seeks the presidency, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker can claim a connection to three different battleground states, but it's in Wisconsin where he got the political bug.

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Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The president has tackled issues of race much more forcefully and directly of late, as seen not only in his speeches but in his policies — including commutation of the sentences of drug offenders.

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Can Walker Hit South Carolina's Sweet Spot?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:03am

The Wisconsin governor drew big crowds despite the heat and his own lack of sleep. He could have the right brand of Republicanism to appeal across the state.

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The Startling, Evocative Photo Of Nixon's Resignation Lunch

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 5:12pm

A White House photographer captured the lunch that Richard Nixon ate before announcing his resignation. It's an unusual image of a humble meal as power is slipping away.

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Obama Visits Federal Prison, A First For A Sitting President

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:27pm

"These are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made," Obama said after meeting with inmates in Oklahoma City.

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'I Always Believed' Justice System Would Change, Says Prisoner Granted Clemency

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:19pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Antwon Rogers and his attorney, Jeff Lazarus. Rogers' life sentence was commuted earlier this year by President Obama.

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Greece's Lost Olive Oil: How Export Barriers Stifle Economic Growth

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

Businesses in Greece are facing fundamental problems, despite the potential bailout. They struggle with tax issues, labor problems and infrastructure inadequacies. The Planet Money podcast visits olive oil entrepreneurs in Kalamata, Greece, to find out what it will take for the Greek economy to start growing.

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Obama Visits Federal Prison In Oklahoma To Tout Criminal Justice Reform

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

President Obama visited El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma on Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to go inside a federal prison. He was there to discuss efforts to reform the criminal justice system.

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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Raise Millions Through Small Donations

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

Presidential campaigns filed their first fundraising reports of the 2016 election. NPR examines what the filings reveal about the Democratic campaigns.

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Jeb Bush Holds Biggest Pot Of Gold Among GOP Presidential Contenders

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

Presidential campaigns filed their first fundraising reports of the 2016 election. NPR examines what the filings reveal about the Republican campaigns.

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