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Obama Proposes Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

President Obama sent Congress a proposal for how the U.S. could close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and move its occupants to the U.S. It's expected to make little headway against opponents in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Senate Republicans Unite Around Plan To Block Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

Senators held a closed door meeting on Tuesday to strategize on the upcoming fight over whether to hold a hearing on President Obama's nominee to succeed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Domestic Politics: What Happens If Your Spouse Supports A Different Candidate?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

Ahead of Super Tuesday, NPR asked people on social media to tell us if they and their special someone were supporting different primary candidates. Call it "domestic politics." We're going to hear from a few of them before they head in to caucus or vote. First: Democrats Robin and Douglas Garrison in Englewood, Colo.

Nevada GOP Chairman On What's Driving Republican Voters In The State

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Michael McDonald, chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, about the Republican caucuses in the state Tuesday.

Republicans Blast Obama's Plan To Transfer Gitmo Detainees

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Republican Sen. Cory Gardner about President Obama's plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Obama's Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Meets Opposition In Congress

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:25pm

President Obama put forward a plan to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay — something he promised to do at the very beginning of his presidency. But the plan landed with a thud in Congress, raising questions about what happens next.

Federal Judge Greenlights Conservative Group To Look Into Clinton Emails

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:21pm

The judge said he will allow Judicial Watch to take steps to find out whether the State Department and former Secretary Hillary Clinton "deliberately thwarted" an open records law.

Hillary Clinton Hitches Her Health Care Wagon To Obamacare

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 2:13pm

Rather than sweeping reform, Clinton's health plan is a collection of tweaks to the Affordable Care Act. The proposed changes are aimed at trimming consumer costs and improving coverage.

Spike Lee, Morgan Freeman Heat Up Democrats' Battle For Black Endorsements

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:55pm

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been fighting hard to win over African-American voters. They're a critical voting bloc in Saturday's Democratic primary in South Carolina.

Where Did All That Jeb Bush SuperPAC Money Go?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 5:00am

Bush's failed candidacy was backed by the largest superPAC ever, which spent $87 million in advertising over the course of the 2016 campaign.

Why Aren't People Declaring The GOP Race Over — And Trump The Winner?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 5:00am

In any normal year, a Republican who wins big in New Hampshire and South Carolina would practically be seen as the presumptive nominee. So why isn't that happening this year?

With Bush Out Of the Race, A Massive War Chest Is Up For Grabs

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to Bush fundraiser James Wareham, who is one of those who has to decide whether he is going to put his money behind another candidate.

Supreme Court Nominating Process Shrouded In Secrecy

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:08am

President Obama will nominate a candidate to replace Antonin Scalia. Lawyers who worked in the Obama and George W. Bush White Houses offer clues as to what's happening with the vetting process.

Sanders Health Plan Renews Debate On Universal Coverage

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:34am

Left-leaning economists and Democratic analysts are sparring over Sanders' proposal of health care for all, paid for by the government. Some who like his aspiration say the numbers don't add up.

Report: Obama Administration Makes 'No Progress' On Drone Program Transparency

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 11:01pm

A new report concludes the White House needs to do more to increase transparency and accountability of targeted killing operations in the waning months of the Obama administration.

Politics Podcast: It's Mean ... It's Beautiful ... It's The South Carolina Primary

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 5:27pm

The NPR Politics team is back with a quick take on who won big at the Democratic caucuses in Nevada and the Republican primary in South Carolina.

How Nevada's Entrance Polls Turned Into A Political Fight Over Latinos

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 4:09pm

The entrance polls said Sanders won Latinos in Nevada by 8 points, but results showed Clinton won Hispanic-heavy precincts. What gives?

Ready For Trump? Why The GOP Race Is Anything But Ordinary

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 4:05pm

In any typical year, a Republican who won in New Hampshire and South Carolina would be considered a shoo-in for the nomination. But 2016 is no ordinary year, and Donald Trump is no ordinary candidate.

From White House Adviser To Podcaster: David Axelrod On 'The Axe Files'

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 3:24pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Obama, about his new podcast, The Axe Files.

Does Jeb Bush's Fall Mean Presidential SuperPACs Are Overrated?

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 3:24pm

Jeb Bush's Right to Rise USA broke all records for presidential superPACs, but it didn't propel him to frontrunner status in the Republican presidential race. NPR explores if this means superPACs are overrated.

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