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Tamara Keith

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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

Thursday, August 28, 2014

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.

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'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says

Thursday, August 28, 2014

But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

Monday, August 25, 2014

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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Would You Share The President's Fries?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When President Obama visited Kansas City for a speech about the economy, he had dinner with four people who had written him letters and wound up sharing his fries.

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Two Ways President Obama Could Act On Immigration

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Obama administration is considering executive action on immigration, and it could come within weeks.

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Ebola Casts A Shadow Over Obama's Africa Press Conference

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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Following Industry Trend, Gannett Will Split Newspaper, Broadcasting Divisions

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Gannett said the move will give the two new companies more "flexibility" to "pursue growth." Time Warner and Tribune Co. have made similar moves.

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Obama To Host White House Dinner For Africa Heads Of State

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

After Tuesday's Africa summit sessions, the White House is preparing to give a dinner for the heads of state and the chairman of the African Union.

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August Comes To The Hill, But House GOP Hasn't Started Recess Quite Yet

Friday, August 01, 2014

House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.

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As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill

Friday, August 01, 2014

The House work week got a little longer when Republican leaders were unable to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. A new caucus meeting is planned for this morning to sort out a plan forward.

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In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Vote To Sue Him

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.

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Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Friday, July 25, 2014

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

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Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.

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Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.

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Obama Unrolls New Sanctions Against Russia

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

President Obama delivered a whirlwind news conference Wednesday, discussing a series of foreign policy issues from Afghanistan to Ukraine. Obama also announced a new round of sanctions against Russian banks, energy companies and individuals for what he sees as interference in Ukrainian affairs.

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A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

When her once-middle-class family suddenly needed help, Darlena Cunha drove a Mercedes to enroll in the federal nutrition program. "The most embarrassing part was how I felt about myself," she writes.

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What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Spending on the Kentucky Senate race might reach $100 million. So what else could that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.

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D.C. Fort Was The Site Of Lincoln's Close Call

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Battle of Fort Stevens took place 150 years ago in Washington, D.C. It's mostly forgotten now, but it was a crucial battle for the Union, and President Lincoln was almost killed by enemy fire.

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