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Bernie Sanders Rallies Students, Calls For Ending Federal Pot Ban

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was the focus of student rallies across the country Wednesday night.

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John Boehner Leaves 'The Loneliest Place In The World'

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is expected to hand off the speaker's gavel in the House chamber to Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on Thursday. NPR's Susan Davis tells Renee Montagne about his exit interview.

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A Millennial Republican Response To The Third GOP Debate

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep speaks to Kristen Soltis Anderson, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America, to get her response to Wednesday's GOP debate.

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Break It Down: Republican Candidates' Tax Plans

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

At their debate Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidates discussed economic issues, with some policy remarks that deserve a closer look.

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GOP Candidates Clash With Each Other And Moderators In Third Debate

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Republican presidential candidates gathered for their third debate on Wednesday night in Boulder, Colo. This one focused on economic issues, with Donald Trump and Ben Carson at center stage.

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GOP Presidential Candidates Discuss Economics, Taxes In Third Debate

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 9:39pm

Floridians Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio butted heads, while Texan Ted Cruz lashed out at the moderators on the negative nature of their questions.

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Fireworks Fly Early And Often In Third GOP Presidential Debate

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 7:03pm

John Kasich is jabbing at Donald Trump and tensions between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio boil over. More than anything, CNBC moderators are struggling to keep decorum during the debate.

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Listen: 10 Best Moments From Speaker John Boehner's Exit Interview

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 6:10pm

Boehner reflects on his career, and the future of the GOP, and the job he calls "the loneliest place in the world."

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The Debate Clock: Who Spoke The Longest

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 5:35pm

According to NPR's tallies, Donald Trump has had the most speaking time in all the debates so far. See who is racing ahead this time.

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LIVE TWITTER CHAT: 3rd Republican Debate

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 4:51pm

NPR's politics team will be chatting during the debate on Twitter — you can chat with us using #nprdebate, follow us @nprpolitics or watch the chat here.

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Live Blog: Four Republicans Battle For Attention At Undercard Debate

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 4:48pm

Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki and Lindsay Graham will try to make the best of it as they're relegated, yet again, to an earlier debate instead of the main primetime stage.

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Pleads Guilty In Hush Money Scheme

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:17pm

Once one of the country's most powerful politicians, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of evading bank rules. Hastert told a federal judge he structured large payments of hush money to an unnamed individual in order to keep those payments and details about past misconduct secret.

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Hillary Clinton Amplifies Push For Women Voters With New Ad Campaign

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:17pm

Hillary Clinton has been talking about women's issues since long before she was a presidential candidate. Throughout the early months of this campaign season, she went out of her way to talk about being a grandmother and how that framed her thinking about the presidency. But in days since her 11 hour testimony before the Benghazi Committee, Clinton has amplified that push for women voters and her talk of making history.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Provision On Trade Disputes Draws Criticism

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:17pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement the Obama administration is trying to sell to Congress includes a seemingly obscure and controversial provision. It's called the Investor-State Dispute Settlement, or ISDS among wonks. NPR explains why that provision is drawing criticism.

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Stalled Legal Process Threatens Obama's Executive Actions On Immigration

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:17pm

Nearly a year ago, the Obama administration expanded protections to certain immigrants and their parents living here illegally. States, led by Texas, sued and won an initial victory to block implementation. The case is now stalled in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and some advocates suspect the court's delay is deliberate.

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Why Fighting Climate Change Requires Changing The Narrative

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:17pm

NPR blogger Adam Frank says Americans need to stop carrying the guilt of climate change, so that we can move on and fix it.

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Comparing Presidential Candidates' Language To Books In 'The New York Times'

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:17pm

Josh Katz discusses his most recent graphic "Matching Candidates With Books They Sound Like" for "The Upshot" in The New York Times. The piece compared the speaking styles of different presidential candidates to word choices in popular books based on how complex, positive or negative the candidates' speeches are.

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GOP Candidates Prepare To Debate On Economic Issues In Colorado

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:17pm

The GOP presidential candidates are in Boulder, Colo., Wednesday night for their third debate, which will focus on economic issues.

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Paul Ryan Wins Republican Nomination For Speaker Of The House

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:17pm

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan won the Republican nomination speaker of the House Wednesday, but there are questions about whether he will be able to bring together a fractured caucus.

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House Republicans Nominate Paul Ryan For Speaker

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 1:32pm

Ryan publicly declined to run for speaker at least three times this year, but then said he relented after pressure from Republican leaders.

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