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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:03am

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.

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43 On 41: A President Traces The Life Of His Father

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:33am

Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, "41," a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.

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Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Asks FCC To Regulate Internet

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to craft the "strongest possible rules" to protect the principle of "net neutrality".

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Newly Released Tape Captures Reagan Apology To Margaret Thatcher

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

Robert Siegel talks with presidential historian James Mann about the recently released tape of President Reagan apologizing to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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What Makes Valerie Jarrett Different Than Other Presidential Advisors?

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

Audie Cornish talks to The New Republic's Senior Editor Noam Scheiber about his profile of Valerie Jarrett and her impact on the Obama White House.

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How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:01pm

The federal government is putting $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of federal food benefits when people use them to buy fresh produce. This idea started small but became a hit.

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Will Jeb Bush Run For President? His Brother Says Maybe.

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:23am

George W. Bush says there's a good chance his brother will run for president in 2016. And he also thinks his family name shouldn't hold Jeb back if he does.

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Obama Leaves Election Results Behind, Travels To Asia

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama is in Beijing — kicking off a week-long trip that will also take him to Burma and Australia. The overseas trip comes on the heels of last week's domestic drubbing for the Democrats.

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Phil Crane, Former Illinois Congressman, Dies At 84

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 7:18pm

Crane, a member of the House of Representatives for 35 years, was a history professor before he became a politician. The conservative Republican advocated for a smaller federal government.

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Obama Says He'll Use Executive Orders For Immigration Reform

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 5:33pm

The president, returning to rhetoric from earlier this year, said he can no longer wait for a gridlocked Congress to make progress on the issue.

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Who Won Over Women In The Midterms?

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:08pm

Both Democrats and Republicans relied on women both at the polls and on the ticket in this week's midterm election. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Mara Liasson about how female candidates fared.

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As GOP Swept Congress, Black Republicans Took Home Historic Wins

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:08pm

The Republican Party made striking gains during the midterm elections. Among their victories were three wins by black Republicans, who seem to be building momentum for diversifying the GOP ranks.

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The GOP Takes Heart From Colorado, But Still Faces 2016 Hurdles

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 9:26am

Colorado is one of the battleground states where Republicans made big gains this week, but the state is becoming more urban and more diverse — two factors that work in Democrats' favor.

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Rudin: Tuesday's GOP Win Feels Like Its Biggest Ever

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 6:37am

Results from Tuesday's elections have been counted, and Political Junkie Ken Rudin tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer how the results stack up against past midterms.

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Loretta Lynch Would Be First Black Female Attorney General

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 6:37am

President Obama is set to announce his nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general on Saturday. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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A Challenge To The New Congress: Fix Stagnant Wages

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:53am

The 2014 election's over, but NPR's Linda Wertheimer says we should still be talking politics, every week. Specifically, she hopes lawmakers will come together to do something about wage stagnation.

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Loretta Lynch To Be Nominated As Next U.S. Attorney General

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:27pm

A lead federal prosecutor in New York City, Lynch will be introduced by President Obama at the White House on Saturday. Her office has handled old-school Mafia busts, cutting edge cybercrime and more.

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For Political Junkies, A (Literary) Post-Election Fix

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:22pm

Post-elections, Molly Antopol and Jason Sheehan reflect on the results by turning to their favorite political books, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

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President, Lawmakers Signal Bipartisanship In Post-Election Meeting

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:27pm

At a two-hour lunch meeting with leaders of both parties and both chambers, Obama said he would judge ideas not on whether they are from Democrats or Republicans, but on whether they work.

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Week In Politics: Midterm Results And The New Congress

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:19pm

Robert Siegel talks about what's next for Congress and the White House after the midterm elections with regular contributors E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review.

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