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Paris Attacks Expected To Shape Second Democratic Debate

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 4:05pm

Democratic candidates are gathering tonight in Des Moines, Iowa, for their second debate of the 2016 primary season.

Candidates Long To Know What Young Voters Want. Why Not Just Ask?

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 4:05pm

Candidates seem to find the question a conundrum — and a pressing one, with the presidential election a year away. So, NPR's Michel Martin asked students at Iowa's Drake University what they want.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Rewriting Songs For Politicians

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 7:30am

It turns out everyone likes mocking politicians, especially the Internet. From "I Want You To Love Me," to "Barack the Casbah," we round up #NewSongsForPoliticians.

Attacks In Paris May Alter The American Campaign Landscape

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 7:19am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Roger Simon, Politico's chief political correspondent, about how the attacks in Paris may change the focus of Saturday's Democratic primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa.

Obama Pledges U.S. Support For France In Wake Of Attacks

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 7:19am

Hours after news of the Paris attacks broke, President Obama called them "an attack on all of humanity." On Saturday, Obama leaves for Turkey and beyond for a series of international meetings.

Paris Attacks To Play Big Role In Tonight's Democratic Debate

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 6:03am

The terrorist attacks in Paris will likely add a new wrinkle to the second Democratic primary debate, something that has gotten little attention to this point on the Democratic side — foreign policy.

Would More Dinner and Golf Solve Washington's Problems? Ray LaHood Thinks So

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 4:03am

The former Transportation Secretary's new book bemoans the end of bipartisanship. Is his vision of compromise a pipe dream?

U.S. Political Reaction To Paris Attacks Split Along Party Lines

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:17pm

Politics is never far from controversy — be it Supreme Court rulings, guns or terrorist attacks, like Paris. The American president — and the people trying to replace him — all weighed in.

Supreme Court To Take Up Debate Over Abortion Restrictions

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 5:27pm

The court will test the constitutionality of a sweeping Texas abortion law that, if upheld, would allow the kind of major abortion restrictions not permitted in more than 40 years.

'I Started Over': Checking In On Salvadoran Migrants In The U.S.

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:35pm

In July 2014, NPR's Kelly McEvers spoke with Rosy, a Salvadoran immigrant who arrived in Los Angeles with her two children and is seeking asylum in the U.S. NPR checks back in on Rosy and her family.

Secretary Of State Kerry Finds Inspiration In Tunisia Ahead Of Syria Talks

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:18pm

Before his latest round of talks in Vienna on the war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry makes a stop in Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began.

Week In Politics: Latest Republican Presidential Debate

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:18pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson, Washington editor of the National Review, about the latest presidential primary debates.

GOP Presidential Candidates Speak At Sunshine Summit In Florida

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:18pm

The Republican presidential candidates are all making their pitches at the Sunshine Summit in Florida on Friday. NPR explores what is on most of voters minds and what they make of the candidates so far.

#NPRreads: Ben Carson's Memory And A 14-Year-Old Rock-Climbing Phenom

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:56pm

Also this week: a conversation between U.S. and Chinese sailors about pizza and wings (among other everyday topics).

Avoiding A Lawsuit, Alabama Agrees To Comply With Voting Law

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:39pm

The Justice Department found widespread noncompliance with a law requiring states to let people register to vote or update registration information when applying for or renewing a driver's license.

How Black Students At Mizzou Are Coping With This Week's Threats

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:19pm

Since online threats targeting black students were posted online earlier this week, black students have found ways to support each other.

Meet Matt Bevin, The Political Outsider Who Is Now Kentucky's Governor

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:56am

In a year full of political outsiders, Republican Bevin is the first to make it into office. A businessman who had never held office, he has shocked the state's political establishment.

Trump's Tirade: Comparing Carson To A Child Molester, 'Stupid' Iowans And More

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:50am

The real estate magnate was exasperated and unfiltered during at 95-minute speech in Iowa on Thursday evening, going hard against his main GOP rival and others.

Clinton Has 45-To-1 'Superdelegate' Advantage Over Sanders

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 6:05am

Underscoring her level of support among the Democratic establishment, Hillary Clinton has a far bigger lead with Democratic elected officials than in 2007, the last time she ran.

Reviewing GOP Presidential Candidates' Stand On Immigration

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

A big issue that came up in this week's debate was immigration. It exposed a divide between the candidates. We check many of the presidential candidates positions to see if they've changed.




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