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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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Japan's Lower House Approves Changes To Military Powers

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

The lower house of Japan's parliament passed legislation Thursday giving the country's military limited powers to participate in armed conflicts. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about what this decision means.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Ends A Political Headache For Walker

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:30pm

The court found Gov. Scott Walker's campaign had not illegally collaborated with outside conservative groups three years ago, sparing him a political headache just as he launches his White House bid.

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2016's Campaign War Chests Are Just Jewelry Boxes Next To The Super PACs

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:02am

Jeb Bush's presidential campaign got a nice fundraising haul last quarter, $11.5 million. But that's piddling compared to the $103 million his Super PAC pulled in, thanks to unlimited contributions.

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5 Things We've Learned About 2016 Presidential Fundraising

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:31am

The first major presidential campaign finance data dump is in. It shows that Hillary Clinton has dwarfed everyone in fundraising — but that changes if you consider super PACs.

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Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Measures To Move Forward With Bailout

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 6:15pm

The Greek parliament passed the austerity bill needed as a first step to open new bailout negotiations with European leaders. Protesters rallied outside parliament throughout the debate.

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Logo Or No Go? When Campaign Logos Look A Little Too Familiar

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 5:13pm

It turns out the stylized "E" in Gov. Scott Walker's campaign logo looks just like the logo of a major eyeglasses company. And he's not the only one who has faced a #logogate.

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Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:43pm

Greece is so saddled with debt it probably can't turn its economy around for years, the International Monetary Fund says. But writing down debt would require an OK from Germany, which has opposed it.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Nuclear Deal With Iran 'Has To Include Their Behavior'

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham about the Iran nuclear agreement. He says a deal should have been contingent on Iran changing its behavior toward its neighbors.

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Nuclear Deal Includes Surveillance Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with veteran former International Atomic Energy Agency inspector Thomas Shea about the Iran nuclear deal and how the process of inspections may change.

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