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Rival GOP Campaigns Launch Power Plays In Debate Negotiations

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:32pm

Jeb Bush is resetting his campaign, and the GOP candidates agree that the party isn't in charge when it comes to debate negotiations. NPR explores what it all means for the 2016 race.

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Sanders Could Be The First Jewish President, But Doesn't Like To Talk About It

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:16pm

Bernie Sanders says he's "proud to be Jewish" but "not particularly religious."

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No Deal! Trump Will Negotiate Independently On Debates

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:58pm

The Trump campaign has decided it will go it alone, following a Sunday night meeting in which GOP campaigns largely agreed on a debate negotiation framework.

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For This Released Inmate, Freedom Tastes Like Pizza For Breakfast

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:49pm

Dana Bowerman is one of about 6,100 prisoners just released as part of a change in the way the U.S. punishes people convicted of federal drug crimes. "It still feels weird, different," she told NPR.

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Turkey's AK Party Sweeps Back Into Power In Parliamentary Election

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:33pm

Turkish voters selected the long governing AK Party back into power in surprise election results Sunday. President Erdogan called it a vote for stability, and the push for a new constitution — one that would give the increasingly authoritarian Erdogan more powers — is back on the agenda.

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Supreme Court Weighs 1987 Conviction By All-White Jury

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:33pm

The defense showed the names of the black jurors circled, highlighted in green, labelled with the letter "B." But lawyers for the state of Georgia said there's a reasonable explanation.

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Jimmy Carter: 'I'm Still Maintaining A Pretty Normal Schedule'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with the former president about his years of service since leaving the White House, including his work for Habitat for Humanity.

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Campaign-Finance Crusader Lawrence Lessig Ends Presidential Bid

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:18pm

The Harvard law professor, who crowdfunded $1 million for his run, says he cannot move forward any longer if Democrats do not allow him in the debates.

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Supreme Court Takes On Racial Discrimination In Jury Selection

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:00am

Timothy Foster's lawyers argue that black jurors were systematically excluded from the jury at his trial in 1987, while judges at all levels looked the other way for nearly three decades thereafter.

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 7:11pm

Thousands of federal inmates are being released because of a change in the way the U.S. government sentences drug criminals. But few are going straight from prison to freedom.

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Fred Thompson, Actor and Former Senator, Dies At 73

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 5:46pm

Thompson represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate and was a Republican presidential candidate. A role as himself in a movie led to a long career in films and TV, including Law and Order.

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As Campaigns Meet On Debate Process, RNC Tries To Reassert Control

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 5:39pm

After a debate GOP campaigns saw as disastrous, the Republican National Committee named a new head of the debate process. But the campaigns met Sunday night without the RNC to discuss options.

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5 Messages Bernie Sanders Is Sending In His First Campaign Ad

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 12:17pm

The ad will air in Iowa and New Hampshire. Sanders' campaign is spending $2 million — the same amount his rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, spent on her first ad buy in August.

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Is It Fair To Accuse Bernie Sanders Of Sexism?

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 8:42am

Clinton allies called remarks by Sanders' campaign manager sexist. Clinton herself made a subtle accusation, charging that when Sanders says she's "shouting," others know what that means.

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GOP Debate Frustrations Seep Into Iowa Event

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 6:58am

Ten Republican hopefuls made their pitches to party activists in Des Moines on Saturday. Many of the candidates were still steaming about last week's highly criticized debate on CNBC.

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Cosby Allegations At Center Of Pennsylvania DA Race

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 6:58am

Sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby are now part of a political campaign. In a race for district attorney in Pennsylvania, where Cosby lives, candidates are blaming the other for ignoring victims.

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GOP Debate Spotlights Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush Rivalry

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 6:58am

Once political allies, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are now bitter rivals. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith about a relationship marked by ambition.

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Can Democrats Find Their Southern Charm?

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 6:03am

Governors races in Kentucky and Louisiana are within reach for Democrats this month — thanks to both appealing moderate candidates and flawed GOP nominees.

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The Barbershop View: School Law Enforcement, Black Lives Matter And Hillary Clinton

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 4:37pm

Jolene Ivey, Farajii Muhammad, and Ordale Allen join the Barbershop to discuss the video of the South Carolina student being disciplined by a deputy, Black Lives Matter interrupting a Clinton rally, and news that processed meats are carcinogenic.

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'It's All Politics' Is Moving To NPRPolitics.org

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 4:03pm

You can find the same great news coverage, analysis, fact checking and more from NPR's political team streamlined at nprpolitics.org.

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