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Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:40am

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy takes to Capitol Hill and faces tough questions about the agency's latest scandal.

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Republicans Get Their Turn To Present Budget Plans

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Congressional Republicans are expected to unveil their budget proposals this week. David Wessel of the Brookings Institution looks at key differences between the GOP plan and the White House's.

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Why Federal Budgets Aren't What You Think They Are

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:03am

Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.

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Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:57pm

As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.

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War Criminals Next Door: Immigration Division Brings Violators To Justice

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:08pm

A little-known division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped track down people who committed atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and El Salvador.

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I'm Mike Huckabee, And I Approve This ... Infomercial?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:05pm

How does the former governor square hawking a diabetes supplement program with a potentially serious run for the White House?

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New Hampshire Visit Offers Glimpse Into Possible Walker, Bush Rivalry

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:43pm

The two likely Republican presidential front-runners, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visited New Hampshire this weekend.

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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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