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Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

Saturday, April 18, 2015

With the presidential campaign season already underway, NPR's Linda Wertheimer has a hot tip for swing state voters feeling besieged: Rent your house to a political operative and take a vacation.

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O'Malley, Possible Clinton Rival, Says A President Can't Let Polls Lead

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The former Maryland governor also was flatly dismissive of Republican economic theories in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, saying they're 'patently bull----.'

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The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians.

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All Things Considered

On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Friday, April 17, 2015

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.

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A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan

Friday, April 17, 2015

A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the president can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.

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WNYC News

New Study Looks at 9/11 Health Effects on EMS Workers

Friday, April 17, 2015

EMS workers who responded to the World Trade Center are suffering from chronic digestive problems, difficulty breathing problems and depression. 

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All Things Considered

Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Friday, April 17, 2015

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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WNYC News

Vatican Ends Investigation of American Nun Group

Friday, April 17, 2015

Is this savvy public relations from the so-called "Cool Pope" or a step toward real change?

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All Things Considered

Lawmakers Approve Bill To Help Finalize Asia-Pacific Trade Deal

Friday, April 17, 2015

Senate negotiators move forward on legislation that would give President Obama the authority to negotiate a sweeping trade accord. That deal, however, will align Obama with Republicans and pit him against Democrats.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Trans-Pacific Partnership, 2016 Presidential Candidates

Friday, April 17, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about progress on trade in Congress.

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All Things Considered

Oklahoma City Bombing A 'Wake-Up Call' For Government Security

Friday, April 17, 2015

After the bombing 20 years ago, the government determined federal buildings should be set back from the street and engineered to prevent floors from collapsing. But has it gone too far?

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5 Things You Should Know About Mike Huckabee

Friday, April 17, 2015

He's run marathons and issued more than 1,000 pardons and commutations as governor of Arkansas. Here's what you might not know or remember about Huckabee.

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Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters

Friday, April 17, 2015

Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move that angers many Democrats and unions.

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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The Takeaway

Oklahoma City: 20 Years of Healing Continues

Friday, April 17, 2015

This weekend, the nation will pause to remember a dark moment in American history: The Oklahoma City Bombing, which took place 20 years ago this Sunday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Week One For the Clinton Campaign

Friday, April 17, 2015

Three reporters covering the Clinton campaign break down the first week of the campaign, including this week's visit to Iowa by Mayor de Blasio, who has yet to endorse her.

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The Takeaway

On The Front Lines of The War Against Boko Haram

Friday, April 17, 2015

VICE News' Kaj Larsen, the only journalist on the front lines of the fight against Boko Haram, discusses Nigeria's campaign against the group with an inside look at fight on the ground.

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Morning Edition

Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

Friday, April 17, 2015

During the panel's hearing on Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts cellphone rang. And what ringtone does the Kansas Republican have on his phone? It was the theme from the Disney movie Frozen, "Let It Go."

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl Edition

Friday, April 17, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the newly launched presidential campaigns of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican contender Marco Rubio. They also talk about the recent action by Congress over the Obama administration

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On The Media

Covering the Longshots

Friday, April 17, 2015

How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

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