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Should The Republican Party Worry About The Trump Phenomenon?

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:29am

Mary Kate Cary, speechwriter for the first president Bush, says Donald Trump is damaging the Republican brand. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin how the other presidential contenders should react.

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Wyoming Governor: EPA Is 'Shutting Down The Coal Industry'

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:29am

President Obama's new environmental guidelines will likely curb coal-generated power. Gov. Matt Mead tells NPR's Rachel Martin what this means for Wyoming, the nation's biggest coal producer.

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Despite Disinvite, Trump Dominates GOP Confab

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:29am

The Red State Gathering in Atlanta may have disinvited Donald Trump after his disparaging remarks about Megyn Kelly. But the Trump phenomenon is very much on the minds of the conservative activists there.

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A Year After Ferguson: Obama Tells NPR He Feels 'Great Urgency'

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:10am

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, the president rejects the suggestion that political considerations put race relations on the back burner in his first term.

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RedState Ringleader Relishes Trump Circus

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 7:09pm

Erick Erickson revoked his invitation for Donald Trump to speak at his conservative gathering on Saturday. And didn't seem to mind the backlash.

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Following Controversial Remarks, Trump Gets Uninvited To Conservative Confab

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 4:20pm

Donald Trump's invitation to speak at the Red State Gathering in Atlanta was revoked after he made disparaging comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who challenged him in a debate this week.

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RedState Editor Says Trump's Comments 'Just Rude'

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:58am

Some recent comments about Fox News host Megyn Kelly got Donald Trumped disinvited from an upcoming conservative event. Linda Wertheimer talks to RedState editor Erick Erickson about his decision.

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Trump Booted From Conservative Forum After Latest Remarks

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 7:49am

In an appearance on CNN, the maverick candidate called Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly a "lightweight" and "highly overrated." And those were just the nice things.

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How Are Republicans Reacting To Donald Trump?

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 7:06am

Last night, Donald Trump made some comments about Fox News host Megyn Kelly which saw him ousted from an upcoming GOP event. Linda Wertheimer talks with conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin.

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Other Candidates Find Ways To Stand Out On Debate Night

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 6:46am

Much of the focus in this week's Republican debate was on Donald Trump. But the debate was just important to a handful of underdog candidates, who have been struggling to get noticed.

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Trump Gets Disinvited From RedState Gathering

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 6:46am

Erick Erickson, who runs the RedState conference of conservatives, banned Donald Trump for remarks about Fox News' Megyn Kelly. Politics editor Ron Elving wraps up the week with NPR's Linda Wertheimer. <>

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Alabama Cuts Funding To Planned Parenthood

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 6:46am

It's the third state to cut funds to the women's health organization over a series of sting videos NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to correspondent Jennifer Ludden.

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The First GOP Presidential Debate By The Numbers

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 4:06am

We've tallied up the top foreign nations, policy topics and candidate mentions during Thursday night's first Republican face-off.

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Week In Politics: Republican Presidential Debate And Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:04pm

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the first GOP presidential debate and the Iran nuclear deal.

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Breaking Down The GOP Debate: Who Surprised, And Who Played It Safe?

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:04pm

It's the day after the first Republican presidential debate. Where do the candidates go from here? Who can build on momentum from the night? Who needs to recover from missteps?

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Michigan Lawmaker Reportedly Concocted Fake Scandal To Cover Up A Real One

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 2:35pm

The Detroit News says that State Rep. Todd Courser sought to spread a rumor that he is homosexual to hide his extramarital affair with a female lawmaker.

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You're The Judge: Can The Job Market Stand Interest Rate Hikes?

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:32pm

On Friday, the Labor Department said the July unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent. If you had to choose, would you take that to mean the economy is too cool or too hot? Weigh the evidence.

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#NPRreads: Cecil's Zimbabwe And UCLA Tracks A Superbug

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:00pm

Also this week, an in-depth look at Darren Wilson — the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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Inside Hillary Clinton's Debate Watch War Room

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 9:15am

At her Brooklyn HQ, staffers huddled over their laptops making graphics and GIFs to respond to the Republican debates. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders ate pizza and live tweeted the GOP debate.

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Is Trump Turning Into A President Or 'Just Another Politician'?

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:41am

Laughed at just months ago, Donald Trump was not only included in Thursday's GOP debate but featured literally at its vortex. He was still the star of the show but no longer a show unto himself.

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