Amita Kelly

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10 Highlights From The 7,000 Pages Of Released Clinton Emails

Monday, August 31, 2015

The State Department released some 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails Monday from her time as secretary of state. This batch is the latest in a series of monthly, court-ordered releases that started in May. This is the largest batch so far.

An early scan reveals little new ...


Planned Parenthood Fights Back

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In a new report and letter sent to congressional leadership, Planned Parenthood contends that controversial videos alleging the organization sells fetal tissue have been "heavily edited in order to significantly change the meaning" of what its staff said. The report is based on an analysis by ...


Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Fox News Wednesday that Planned Parenthood puts most of its clinics in black neighborhoods to "control the population" and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, "was not particularly enamored with black people."

Planned Parenthood has been a target on the campaign trail after a ...


'Ideological' Or 'Illogical': President Obama Responds To Iran Deal Critics

Monday, August 10, 2015

In an interview with NPR to be broadcast this week, the president spoke strongly of his critics, including some in his own party. He also talked about letting his passions show more in his sixth year.


LIVE CHAT: Join NPR's Politics Team For The Republican Debates

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The top 10 Republican presidential candidates, as determined by Fox News, took the stage together for the first time Thursday night in Cleveland. The other seven, who ranked lower in Fox News' analysis of recent polls, debated earlier in the evening.

NPR's politics team hosted a live chat ...


Here's What The GOP Candidates Would Ask Each Other

Thursday, August 06, 2015

This post was updated at 9:30 a.m. ET

The Republican presidential candidates are getting in their last-minute prep before Thursday night's debates. They will be separated into two events — the bottom seven in polls, as determined by a Fox News analysis, will debate at 5 p.m. And the top ...


Ted Cruz Makes 'Mmm ... Machine-Gun Bacon'

Monday, August 03, 2015

In a new video, presidential candidate Ted Cruz has manages to combine one of America's near-universal loves with one of its more contentious pastimes: bacon and guns.

The video is the latest in a stream of off-the-wall, YouTube-style videos featuring GOP presidential candidates.

"There are few things I enjoy more ...


'Offensive,' 'Sad': Reaction To Huckabee's Holocaust 'Oven' Reference

Monday, July 27, 2015

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

Candidates, politicians and groups were quick to denounce — or defend — the Holocaust reference.

Here's Huckabee's full quote, said ...


'Far Worse Than I Ever Dreamed': Candidates React To Iran Deal

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program was negotiated in part by the Obama administration and heavily praised by the president. "This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction," Obama said Tuesday morning. Congress has 60 days to review the deal, and if it goes ...


Vowing To Turn Things Around, Scott Walker Launches Presidential Bid

Monday, July 13, 2015

"I love America." That's how Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kicked off his presidential campaign in Waukesha Monday. He's the latest candidate to join the crowded Republican side, but he enters far from the bottom. He's topping nearly every poll in Iowa and made a strong showing at early gatherings.

And ...


Does It Matter That 95 Percent Of Elected Prosecutors Are White?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's African-American state's attorney, took the spotlight earlier this year when she filed charges against six police officers in her own city. The officers were charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died while in custody.

It was a powerful image to ...


Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

Monday, July 06, 2015

Republicans have been talking about reforming their party since President Obama's re-election in 2012. The recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare and the reversal of several Southern Republican governors on the Confederate battle flag gave the GOP a new chance. But change can be hard.

In presidential ...


Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Call it the latest sign of "Bernie-mentum" — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' latest event in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday drew an estimated 10,000 supporters. He packed the arena at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the liberal college town.

Sanders said last month that he was "stunned" by the ...


Watch: President Obama Sings 'Amazing Grace' In Eulogy

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Obama gave a rousing speech Friday at the funeral of state Sen. and Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine people shot at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C., earlier this month.

The president spoke for more than 35 minutes about the reverend's legacy and teachings, and Obama said that ...


'Abide By The Law': Campaign Trail Responds To Same-Sex-Marriage Ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015

After the Supreme Court's decision effectively legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide came down at 10 a.m. ET, the 2016 hopefuls weighed in quickly.

The Republican side of the field has opposed same-sex marriage, but in responding to Friday's decision, most of the candidates struck a measured tone — many noting they ...


'Judicial Tyranny' To 'A Great Day,' Candidates React To Health Care Ruling

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Crocodile tears are flooding our nation's capital today," Sen. Ted Cruz said in a statement after the Supreme Court upheld subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.


Hillary Clinton's 3-Word Misstep: 'All Lives Matter'

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This post was updated at 5 p.m. ET

Hillary Clinton's speech Tuesday at a historic black church in Missouri was mostly well-received by the audience, but three words angered some of the activists she was hoping to appeal to.

Clinton spoke to frequent applause about religion, racism, access to education, ...


The Best Moments From Donald Trump's Announcement Speech

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Candidate No. 16 entered the race on Tuesday and he might be the most unconventional one yet — billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump.

After waving to the crowd from up high in the Trump Tower in New York City, Trump descended to the stage via escalator and made a lengthy, passionate, ...


Joe Biden's Advice On Compassion And Family, In His Own Words

Monday, June 01, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden's speech to Yale University graduates two weeks ago is taking on new meaning after his office announced Saturday that his son Beau died after battling brain cancer.

In the May speech, highlighted Sunday by the Washington Post, Biden spoke about Beau, the importance of ...


Scott Walker Says Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

Republican Scott Walker dismissed any controversy over a law he signed in Wisconsin requiring women seeking abortions to get an ultrasound, referring to ultrasounds in an interview on a conservative radio show as "just a cool thing out there."

The Wisconsin governor, who is likely ...