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Politics Rewind: Family Baggage And Fuzzy Math

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:12pm

This week in politics: Jeb Bush isn't doing a great job of separating himself from his brother, the GOP's diversity problem and were the polls really wrong again?

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Politics Rewind: Family Baggage And Fuzzy Math

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:12pm

This week in politics: Jeb Bush isn't doing a great job of separating himself from his brother, the GOP's diversity problem and were the polls really wrong again?

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Week In Politics: New Presidential Candidates, U.K. Elections

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:30pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the 2016 candidates and U.K. elections.

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Clinton's Bold Immigration Plan Leaves Republicans Nearly Speechless

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:30pm

This week, Hillary Clinton called for a broad path to citizenship for many of the 12 million people in the United States illegally. Doing so opens Clinton up to charges of flip-flopping, but may also lay a trap for Republicans.

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Conservative Victory Moves U.K. Closer To EU Exit

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:30pm

The dramatic Conservative Party victory in Thursday's British elections raises the question of whether the U.K. will vote to leave the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to let British voters decide whether to stay in the EU.

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Justice Dept. Hopes Police Investigation Will Create A 'Stronger' Baltimore

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:15pm

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that an investigation into the city's police department will focus on allegations of excessive force, unlawful searches and discriminatory policing.

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#NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible Belt

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 2:52pm

Also in this week's #NPRReads, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's elementary school teacher recalls the Boston bomber, a profile of Ohio's governor, Judaism in South Dakota and putting a face on the refugee crisis.

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Would More Trade Help The Job Market Run Faster Or Trip It Up?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 2:33pm

Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.

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Would Lower Shoe Tariffs Actually Encourage American Jobs?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:52pm

Nike says lower tariffs in a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal would allow it to support thousands of domestic jobs. But the potential relief is a fraction of current footwear tariffs.

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Senate OKs Congressional Oversight Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:58am

The measure would allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. Steve Inskeep talks to Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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N.H. Gov. Hassan Unlikely To Back Decriminalizing Small Amount Of Pot

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:04am

New Hampshire is the only state in New England not to have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, but a proposal before state lawmakers there could change that.

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What Eye Contact — And Dogs — Can Teach Us About Civility In Politics

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:00am

Don't look at me! In Minnesota, lawmakers are banned from making eye contact during debate. The idea is it leads to more civility. But does it? And what can animal science teach us about it?

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