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Fiorina Doesn't Register Dot-Org Domain; Site Attacks Her Record At HP

Monday, May 04, 2015

The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure, but says, overall, the firm created jobs.

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The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Two more candidates got in on the Republican side Monday, including Ben Carson, who is black, and Carly Fiorina. It's the most diverse GOP field anyone can remember. But will it make a difference?

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WNYC News

More Corruption Charges Shake up NY, NJ Politics

Monday, May 04, 2015

Law professor Zephyr Teachout says private campaign financing is to blame.

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All Things Considered

Persian Gulf System Prohibits Nepali Migrant Workers From Returning Home

Monday, May 04, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Tim Noonan of the International Trade Union Confederation about the call for Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to suspend the kafala sponsorship system.

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Clinton Agrees To Answer House Panel's Questions On Benghazi, Emails

Monday, May 04, 2015

But her lawyer says the former secretary of state, and Democratic presidential candidate, will appear before the panel once — not twice, as requested by the head of the Benghazi committee.

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All Things Considered

Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Monday, May 04, 2015

After the earthquake in Nepal disrupted daily life, villagers have reacted in a variety of ways. Some have vented their anger by throwing stones at visiting politicians. Others have become social workers in their communities. Many are absorbed in the daily struggle to find food and clean water.

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All Things Considered

Republican Field To Gain 3 New Presidential Hopefuls

Monday, May 04, 2015

After months of talking about likely 2016 presidential hopefuls, the Republican field is suddenly growing fast. Three more candidates will enter the race Monday and Tuesday, including a neurosurgeon, a business executive and a one-time governor who has previously run.

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All Things Considered

Kenya Pushes For Close Of Word's Largest Refugee Camp

Monday, May 04, 2015

Kenya wants to shut down a sprawling Somali refugee camp it views as a vector for Islamist extremists. Refugee officials say shutting down the camp would violate international law.

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The Takeaway

Texas Police Kill Gunmen at Anti-Islam Group Meeting

Monday, May 04, 2015

In Garland, Texas, less than 20 miles from Dallas, two gunmen were killed Sunday night after opening fire at an event hosted by an anti-Islam group.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Has Freedom of Speech Run Its Course With the MTA?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Last week, the MTA voted to reject advertisements containing political viewpoints. WNYC reporter Kate Hinds discusses the MTA's attempt to eliminate controversial ads from subways.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Breaking Down the Latest on Bridgegate

Monday, May 04, 2015

Three of Governor Christie's closest allies were indicted on Friday. Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein discuss the charges -- and what they portend for Christie's 2016 presidential hopes.

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The Takeaway

Will Charges Stick in Baltimore?

Monday, May 04, 2015

The six officers allegedly involved in Freddie Gray's death face charges that range from second degree murder to assault. But will these charges stick going forward?

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The Takeaway

2016 Election: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina Enter Crowded GOP Field

Monday, May 04, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have both announced their candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.

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Morning Edition

Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: DOJ Reforms Fall Short, Women's Healthcare Ignored, and A Game Played With Pride

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Takeaway explores the a new report on police reforms, an investigation in to Obamacare mandates, and a new documentary film.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Baltimore Police Charges; MTA's Political Ad Ban; Charlie Hebdo's Legacy

Monday, May 04, 2015

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Jean-Baptiste Thoret; Baltimore police charges; last week's Bridgegate indictments; why the MTA banned all political ads; & conservative commencement speeches.

5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.

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5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.

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Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it's just a cover for the president's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

Saturday, May 02, 2015

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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