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Obama Lifts Veil Of Secrecy On TPP, And It's A Whopper Of A Trade Deal

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:38pm

The U.S. trade representative has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal more than 6,000 pages long. The 12-nation TPP would cover the world's largest free trade area.

How The Pentagon Spent Millions On Sports Teams For Military-Friendly Events

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:38pm

A Senate report released by Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake found that the Pentagon paid sports leagues to market its military. Flake talks with NPR's Robert Siegel about the findings.

Surge In Cyberattacks Signals Strength Of Iran's Hard-Liners

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:38pm

The U.S. has noticed an uptick in cyberattacks from Iran. The hacks seem to be from hard-liners in Iran hoping to undermine better relations with the West, possibly in backlash to the nuclear deal.

Proposal To Shutter Gitmo May Roil Relations Between White House And Congress

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:38pm

The White House is expected to release recommendations to Congress for a plan to close Guantanamo Bay and relocate its inmates somewhere in the U.S. Meanwhile, the expected failure of Congress to override President Obama's veto of this year's defense policy bill could create an opening for him to try to act unilaterally — though it would mean a major showdown.

Export-Import Bank Renewal Is Included In House-Approved Transportation Bill

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 2:35pm

The legislation provides billions in funding for roads and transit. A similar bill has already been approved by the Senate, including a provision that renews the Export-Import Bank's charter.

In First Radio Ads, Donald Trump Promises 'You'll Never Be Disappointed'

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 1:39pm

The bold ads will air in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. In one of them, a woman's voice says Trump, once president, will brutally and quickly cut the head off of ISIS.

Rubio Says He Sees The World Differently Than Older Candidates

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:48pm

The Florida senator is the youngest in the field presidential field, and he's making generational change key to his message. He does it when he talks about the economy and, yes, Darth Vader.

Thomas Jefferson's 10 Rules Of Life — Mocked

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:33am

Words of wisdom from an American president — spread, savored, satirized

We Read Donald Trump's New Book, So You Don't Have To

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 6:03am

With presidential candidates' books, substance is beside the point.

What's New In Donald Trump's Book? Not Much.

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 5:10am

With presidential candidates' books, substance is usually beside the point.

GOP Lawmakers Reluctant To Act On ISIS War Authorization Request

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

President Obama's decision to send special operations ground forces into Syria is again prompting calls for specific authorization from Congress to wage war.

Hostility Against Obama's Politics Reflected In Kentucky Election Results

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

A Republican governor was elected in Kentucky. Democrat Dan Mosley, the top administrator in Harlan County, tells Renee Montagne that voters took out their dislike for Obama on Democratic candidates.

Rubio Steps Up Presidential Campaign In New Hampshire

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

Until recently, Sen. Marco Rubio has kept a fairly low profile in the GOP presidential race. Now he's starting to show momentum, and is eclipsing his political mentor Jeb Bush.

As Taiwan Gears Up For Elections, China, As Always, Looms Large

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:05am

A summit between leaders of China and Taiwan this Saturday will be the first in more than 60 years. It complicates Taiwan's already high-stakes presidential race.

Bernie Sanders Still Sees A Path To The Presidency

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:03am

Sanders concedes that he trails Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, but also notes that some polls show him doing better than Clinton in match-ups against the Republicans.

Rubio Reeled In A Big Catch From The Donor Pool, But Many Are Still Swimming

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 6:12pm

Billionaire Paul Signer, who spent $11.5 million in 2014, has endorsed Rubio. So far he's only spent $3.4 million this year, and lots of other prominent donors have yet to dig deep in their pockets.

Republicans Win Governor's Races In Mississippi, Kentucky

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:14pm

Across the country Tuesday, voters cast ballots in state and local elections. Ohio voters rejected a referendum to legalize marijuana, and Republicans won governor's races in Mississippi and Kentucky.

Florida Rivals Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio Begin Tours Through New Hampshire

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:19pm

Jeb Bush is betting a lot on New Hampshire, so he's spending three days on a bus tour of the state as he tries jumpstarting his campaign. Bush has been battling his protégé, Sen. Marco Rubio, in the campaign lately. Rubio has surpassed Bush in many polls and is starting his own campaign tour in New Hampshire this week.

Chinese, Taiwanese Leaders To Meet In Singapore

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:19pm

Taiwan's official government news agency said Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping would meet Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore this weekend. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Shelley Rigger, a professor at Davidson College and author of Why Taiwan Matters, about the meeting's significance. She says the timing of the meeting could have grave consequences for Taiwan's president.

Quentin Tarantino, At The Eye Of A Firestorm — And A Brewing Culture War

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:19pm

The director's recent comments, in which he described police shootings as "murder," have drawn calls for boycotting his films. They also reveal a bitter fault line in 2016: Who supports the police?

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