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Ahead Of Pretrial Hearing, Menendez Defense Points Fingers At Prosecutors

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 4:26am

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez is fighting bribery and fraud charges. He'll appear in court Thursday in New Jersey for the latest round of incendiary legal arguments ahead of his trial.

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Fact Check: Fiorina's HP Record; Trump's Bankruptcies; Vaccines And Autism

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 4:00am

Republican presidential candidates debated a number of issues last night in California. Some of their claims didn't quite hold up under scrutiny.

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Bernie Sanders Live Tweets GOP Debate; Gets Bored, Goes Home Early

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 11:18pm

The Vermont senator again was commenting live on Twitter about the GOP debate. He got tens of thousands of retweets — until he decided about half an hour before the end of the debate to just go home.

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The Second GOP Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 10:27pm

A three-hour debate was mostly dominated by one-on-one confrontations between Donald Trump and his opponents. One in particular with Carly Fiorina is the one worth watching.

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11 GOP Candidates Take Stage At Prime Time Debate

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:16pm

There were only four candidates on stage in the first round, but 11 contenders attended the prime time debate. Carly Fiorina made the jump to the big stage for this second debate.

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Republicans Gang Up On Donald Trump In Second Debate

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 7:00pm

In the first debate last month, Trump's GOP rivals mostly sidestepped the Republican front-runner. That isn't happening minutes into the debate.

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4 Republican Presidential Candidates Debate At 'Kids' Table' Event

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 6:41pm

Even though he wasn't on the stage at the second-tier debate, the four candidates didn't shy away from taking on Donald Trump. The candidates also discussed immigration and national security.

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The 'Nonjudgmental' Generation: Courting The Millennial Vote

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:54pm

The sheer size and diversity of younger voters make this group one to watch. Millennials — of various political stripes — are also more "liberal" than the rest of the country.

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GOP Underdogs Try To Break Out In 'Happy Hour' Debate

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:38pm

The four lower-tier Republicans who didn't make the main stage will try to make their own headlines and boost their sagging candidacies.

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Washington Cocaine Kingpins Denied Request For Reduced Sentence

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:28pm

In the closely-watched case, a judge concluded men pose a threat to the community and played a key role "in one of the largest drug conspiracies in the history of this city."

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GOP Presidential Candidates Prepare To Face Off In Second Debate

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 3:51pm

Fifteen Republican presidential candidates will be at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California for the second debate Wednesday night.

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Despite Improving Economy, Poverty Remains Unchanged In 2014

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 3:51pm

The Census Bureau released its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for 2014 on Wednesday. Poverty in the U.S. was unchanged last year, despite more jobs.

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Benjamin Netanyahu To Visit The White House In November

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 3:51pm

The meeting signals a possible smoothing of relations between the heads of state after the Israeli Prime Minister's critical remarks about Obama's plan to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.

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Another Government Shutdown Looms At The End Of The Month

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 3:03pm

Congress has until Sept. 30th to pass a measure to keep the government funded. If no agreement is reached, federal agencies could be shuttered again — the second time in three years.

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Big Money And Back-Stabbing Have Become Part Of The Iowa Game

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:12pm

The hyper focus on Iowa as the first presidential nominating contest has meant more money and sometimes leaving allegiances behind for consultants, who can make up to $10,000 a month.

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Conservatives Start Air Assault Against Donald Trump

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 9:33am

A deep-pocketed conservative group is going on the attack against Donald Trump, spending $1 million on TV ads in Iowa to weaken the GOP presidential front-runner.

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On The Clock: Who Spoke The Longest

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 9:31am

We'll be tracking how much air time each of the 11 candidates get during Wednesday's prime time debate.

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CHAT TONIGHT: Join NPR's Politics Team For The Republican Debates

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 7:31am

Ask questions and discuss the debates at 6 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET Wednesday night.

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The 1 Passage You Need To Read To Understand Donald Trump's Appeal

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 7:03am

Trump gave a speech with little-to-no policy specifics, but that's not the point at all. He's channeling how a swath of people feel, and nothing sums it up better than 178 words he uttered.

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GOP Debate: What's At Stake For Each Candidate

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:03am

With the prime-time debate field now at 11, the presidential front-runner will have even more attackers to try and fend off. And CNN is encouraging the sparring Wednesday night.

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