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Kasich Makes The Cut, Perry Left In The Cold For First GOP Presidential Debate

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Fox News, which is hosting Thursday night's debate, announced Tuesday who made the main event. The cutoff line, which pollsters say is too sharp given polls' margins of error, could reshape campaigns.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Can The Voting Rights Act Survive?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Voting Rights Act enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement,. 50 years later, can it survive?

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Who's In, Who's Out: Selection Day For The GOP Presidential Debate

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Donald Trump is on top, followed by Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Chris Christie and John Kasich barely make it in, while Rick Perry misses the cutoff for the main debate stage.

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All Things Considered

Fox News' Debate Selection Method Is Not Without Critics

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Broadcaster Fox News announces which 10 candidates will be allowed on stage for the first official Republican debate next month. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with politics editor Domenico Montanaro.

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All Things Considered

Privacy Advocates To Senate Cyber Security Bill

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The Senate is considering a bill to make it easier for businesses and the government to share data about cyber threats. Proponents say it would enhance security; opponents call it surveillance.

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Just How Arbitrary Is Fox's 10-Person GOP Debate Cutoff?

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The top 10 candidates, as determined by Fox's analysis of polls, will debate Thursday. But even when you average polls together, it's tough to tell the difference between the lower-ranked hopefuls.

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The Strangest Presidential Campaign Ever

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.

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The Takeaway

GOP Candidates Make Their Case at N.H. Forum

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

On Monday night, 14 of the 17 major Republican candidates running for the 2016 nomination participated in a candidate forum in New Hampshire.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Elections Derail Foreign Policy

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Michael Armacost delineates the impact of presidential elections on foreign policy and offers solutions to reform the electoral system.

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Morning Edition

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., On Why He Supports The Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The future of the Iran nuclear deal could hinge on Democrats, who are being pulled in two directions. The Obama administration wants them to back the plan, but Israel and pro-Israel lobbying groups want those lawmakers to oppose the deal. U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff is a Jewish Democrat, and the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. He tells Renee Montagne why he recently decided to support the Iran agreement.

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Morning Edition

Forum In N.H. A Warmup For First GOP Debate Of 2016 Race

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Fourteen Republican presidential hopefuls made for a crowded GOP field Monday night in Manchester, N.H. Donald Trump declined to attend. It wasn't a debate, but rather two rounds of fast-paced interviews with the candidates over two hours. The event took place as some of the participants scramble to make the final cut for the first official debate set for Thursday in Cleveland.

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Morning Edition

New Power Plant Rules Likely To Start Slow-Burning Debate, Legal Action

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A huge legal battle is coming over the White House plan to address climate change with additional power plant regulations. The coal industry has the most to lose, and plans to take the EPA to court.

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Morning Edition

Planned Parenthood Opponents Talk Government Shutdown After Bill Fails

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

An effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding failed in the Senate on Monday, but the fight isn't over. That was only the opening volley in a larger funding battle to play out in September.

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WNYC Newscast

On Race, Not the Same Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Voters are burning to discuss race, and a newly fluent Hillary Clinton is happy to oblige.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Environmental Racism, Actor Joel Edgerton, and a Cold War DJ

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new report from the Center for Public Integrity, actor Joel Edgerton drops by to discuss his new film, and we look at the legacy of Cold War DJ Willis Conover.

Much Like Speed Dating, Republicans Try Their Best, Short Pitches

Monday, August 03, 2015

The crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls got their first chance to face-off this week ahead of Thursday's first debate-- just not really against each other in any substantive fashion.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Killer Robots

Monday, August 03, 2015

Joshua Rothman and Nicholas Thompson join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss just how scared we should be of robots.

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All Things Considered

How EPA Rules Would Hit Coal-Heavy West Virginia

Monday, August 03, 2015

Host Melissa Block speaks to West Virginia University law professor James Van Nostrand about the impact of EPA power plant rules in his state.

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All Things Considered

Obama's Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges

Monday, August 03, 2015

Even before he officially unveiled it, President Obama's plan to cut the carbon pollution produced by power plants faced significant opposition.

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All Things Considered

14 GOP Candidates Will Share The Stage At New Hampshire Forum

Monday, August 03, 2015

Correspondent Don Gonyea tells NPR's Melissa Block that unlike official GOP debates, which will limit the number of participants, all the hopefuls were invited to to appear in Manchester on Monday.

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