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Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet.

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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.

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House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.

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The Immigration Backlash

Saturday, February 28, 2015

From the halls of The Department of Homeland Security to a courtroom in Brownsville, TX, the fallout from President Obama's immigration policy is being felt. Jeffrey Toobin and Ryan Lizza talk with Dorothy Wickenden about Obama's executive action and the backlash in Congress and the courts.

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Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape The CPAC Lion's Den

Friday, February 27, 2015

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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All Things Considered

Homeland Security Funding Bill Caught Up In House

Friday, February 27, 2015

With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.

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All Things Considered

Some Republicans Skeptical Of Jeb Bush's Conservative Credentials

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Conservative Political Action Conference has been meeting just outside Washington, D.C., this week. A parade of presidential hopefuls addressed the annual event for grassroots activists. There were many conservative favorites, including Senator Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But perhaps the biggest test at CPAC was for Jeb Bush, who's long been greeted with skepticism by conservative activists.

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What Do Conservatives Want For 2016? We Asked

Friday, February 27, 2015

Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference say they want the next president to focus on bipartisanship, faith, security and lower taxes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Reggie Love, Immunization, SCOTUS Update & That Dress

Friday, February 27, 2015

The President's Former Assistant, Reggie Love (First) | Immunization Stories (Starts at 18:50) | SCOTUS Update (Starts at 40:40) | About That Dress... (Starts at 55:46)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christiane Amanpour on ISIS

Friday, February 27, 2015

CNN's Christiane Amanpour discusses developments with ISIS, including the identification of "Jihadi John" as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi. Plus: the latest on Iranian nuclear talks.

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The Takeaway

GOP Senator: FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality 'Smacks of Big Government'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Republican Sen. John Thune says that while he's not surprised by the FCC's decision, he is disappointed. 

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The Takeaway

Former DHS Chief to GOP: You've Picked The Wrong Battle

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tom Ridge, the nation's first director of Homeland Security, urges members of Congress to pass a clean bill and keep DHS funded.  

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The Takeaway

Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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Congress Agrees To Maintain Homeland Security Funding — For A Week

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Senate approved a bill that funded Homeland Security through Sept. 30. The Republican leadership in the House decided to move forward with a more limited bill, but that failed.

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Morning Edition

CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Friday, February 27, 2015

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

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Morning Edition

House Not Quite Ready To 'Suck It Up' Over Homeland Security Funding

Friday, February 27, 2015

For a few days now, most Senate Republicans have come to terms with how this story would end. But the House has a new plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for just three weeks.

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Morning Edition

White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns that low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a less-receptive crowd of conservative activists.

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Morning Edition

'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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