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Letters: Hillary Clinton's History With Privacy

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

NPR's Melissa Block and Don Gonyea share letters from listeners about the story last week on Hillary Clinton's history with privacy. Listeners wondered why NPR's Tamara Keith mentioned that Clinton's dress was pink when she spoke at a press conference in 1994.

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As Nuclear Talks Resume, Iranian Negoitators Consider Republican Letter

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

U.S. officials say that during nuclear talks, Iranian negotiators discussed the controversial letter Senate Republicans sent to Iran last week.

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Missed Abortion Language Tangles Senate's Trafficking Bill

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:20pm

A bill cracking down on human trafficking was supposed to be an easy one to pass, but that was before Democrats discovered the bill also contained language restricting abortion rights.

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Barney Frank's Journey From Closeted To An Openly Gay Member Of Congress

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:34pm

In his new memoir, Frank describes how early in politics he feared people would "draw inferences" that he was gay if he supported gay rights. But his drive to fight discrimination was stronger.

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Politics Roundup: A Balancing Act For 2016

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:42am

The Republican field for 2016 is more crowded than the Democratic side. With Hillary Clinton unchallenged, the GOP can focus its attacks on a single candidate. That has some Democrats worried.

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Spring Training Has Begun — For Baseball, And For Candidates

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:02am

Baseball has long been labeled America's pastime, but some have argued that politics actually deserves that title. It turns out there are more than a few parallels between the two this time of year.

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Kerry To Resume Talks Over Iran's Nuclear Program

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:38pm

Today's meeting in Switzerland comes a week after 47 Senate Republicans signed an open letter to Iran suggesting any deal reached would lapse the day President Obama leaves office.

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5 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From His Gridiron Club Routine

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:00pm

The Gridiron Club's motto is "singe but never burn." The president and other distinguished jokers did plenty of singeing at the club's annual dinner Saturday.

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Syrian Rebels Will Face ISIS, But The U.S. May Not Have Their Backs

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 8:50am

The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.

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Loretta Lynch To Get A Senate Vote: The Week In Politics

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 6:35am

Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.

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Lego Says You Can't Build That — Because Of Politics

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 6:19pm

A proposed set celebrating women of the Supreme Court flunks the company's "Acceptable Project" guidelines, reflecting the view that the high court has become political.

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Who Is Tom Cotton, The Man Behind The Iran Letter?

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 5:28pm

How a freshman senator from Arkansas and military veteran, not seen as a likely future politician, was able to grab the spotlight with a letter to Iran — and got 46 other Republicans to sign on.

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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:45pm

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.

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President Obama Visits Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Crisis

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:44pm

President Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visit the veterans hospital in Phoenix Friday to announce a new outside advisory committee to help the VA with customer service.

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Tom Cotton: The Freshman Senator Behind The Iran Letter

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:04pm

Freshman Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who has been in office barely two months, penned an open letter to Iranian leaders this week that 47 Republican senators signed.

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Israeli Politician Changed Her Mind On Palestinian Conflict

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

NPR's Steve Inskeep profiles the right-wing Israeli politician Anat Roth. Over the last 20 years, she has gone from campaigning for a Palestinian state in the West Bank to now advocating that Israel annex much of that land for itself.

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Federal Government, States Battle Over Safety Of Powdered Alcohol

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

Two-thirds of American adults say they drink alcohol, at least on occasion. Now, an Arizona man hopes to make it easier for people to imbibe. The federal government has given its blessing — for now — to powdered alcohol. But even before the product goes to market, some states have banned it. And at least one U.S. Senator has pledged to pursue a ban nationwide.

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The Rules Don't Apply To Hillary Clinton...Or Any Of The Other Un-Candidates

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:44pm

A unanimous ruling from the Federal Election Commission reaffirms that Hillary Clinton is, in fact, not a candidate for president — yet.

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Obama 'Embarrassed' for Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:14pm

In two interviews, President Barack Obama weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.

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Utah's Governor Signs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

The bill was endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The law includes protections in areas of housing and employment. It also contains some exemptions for religious groups.

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