Amita Kelly

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What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Presidential candidates are doing what they have to do at this point in the campaign season — they're raising money and strutting their biographies and electoral viability to voters. We haven't heard much yet about policy papers or what they would actually do if they win. But those policy issues ...


Gyrocopter Pilot On His 'Incredible' Flight Onto Capitol Lawn

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Doug Hughes flew into Washington, D.C., on something resembling a hybrid bicycle and helicopter. He did it to protest money in politics, but he could face up to a decade in prison. He has no regrets.


After A Month, The 7 Questions Hillary Clinton Answered From The Media

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Until Tuesday, it had been almost a month since Hillary Clinton had answered a question from the press.

After taking questions from Iowans in Cedar Rapids, where she spoke about small business, the former secretary of state then answered six questions from reporters. She also took an awkwardly timed one ...


She's Not A Candidate, So Why Do So Many People Have An Opinion Of Her?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Emily Farris teaches a survey research class at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

She has no national profile. She's 31, which is too young to be president and besides, she told NPR, she has "no kind of political aspirations. I like my job a lot."

Yet, nearly a ...


#TBT: Presidential Power Over The Years At Camp David

Thursday, May 14, 2015

President Obama met with Gulf leaders Thursday, but not at the White House — they spent the day at Camp David in Maryland. It's about a two-hour drive from the White House (30 minutes by chopper) and has been used since the 1940s as a rural retreat for the first ...


Latino 'Panhandlers,' Ted Cruz And The Republican Push For Hispanics

Friday, May 01, 2015

On the Republican side of the 2016 race, this was the week the courting of the Latino vote seemed to begin.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas spoke Wednesday at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., after the group criticized him for skipping their summit last month. Meanwhile, Jeb ...


5 Things You Should Know About Bernie Sanders

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his run for president Wednesday night in an interview with The Associated Press.

Sanders is the longest-serving independent member of Congress in U.S. history and a self-described "Democratic Socialist." The 73-year-old is considered a long shot but if elected, he would be the oldest person ...


Watch: The Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments In 4 Minutes

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex-marriage bans.

If you don't have time to listen to the nearly 2 1/2 hours of arguments released by the court, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg and SCOTUSBlog's Tom Goldstein catch you ...


What Do Millennials Want?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We know all the stereotypes about millennials and politics: They aren't engaged, don't vote and are distrustful of Washington. But we also see another side to the generation — they care about issues like criminal justice, the economy and same-sex marriage.

A new poll of millennials from Harvard's ...


Rubio Takes Up Koch Brothers Charge On Export-Import Bank

Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's a growing battle in Washington, especially among Republicans, over the Export-Import Bank, an 80-year-old federal agency that helps to finance American companies in foreign trade. Congress must reauthorize the bank by June 30 or it will shut down.

There's also a growing battle on the 2016 campaign trail for ...


5 Things You Should Know About Mike Huckabee

Friday, April 17, 2015

When former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee ran for president in 2008, he surprised many political watchers with a big a victory in the Iowa caucus. "What we have seen is a new day in American politics," he said after he was declared the winner. "This election will start a prairie ...


The Good, The Bad, and That Arrow. Not Everyone Likes The New Campaign Logos

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The first candidates have declared, and that means Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio all have shiny new logos to go with their new campaigns.

This early in the campaign, with little actual substance to pick apart so far, the logos become prime bait on the Internet, ...


With Masala Chai And A Caramel Latte, Clinton's Campaign Begins

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton was expected to start her presidential campaign small after Sunday's announcement, and that's exactly what she did Tuesday.

After a much talked about road trip, including a stealth stop at Chipotle, Clinton and her team landed in Iowa and held her first campaign event.

The former ...


3 Times Rand Paul Got 'Testy' This Week

Thursday, April 09, 2015

It's day three of Sen. Rand Paul's presidential campaign, and he's been showing a short temper with some select targets — the mainstream media, the Democratic National Committee and a congressional colleague.

The testiness may not be all bad for his primary campaign, but these incidents might not do much ...


Hillary Whiskey Glasses? The Campaign Shops Are Open

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

When Sen. Rand Paul announced his bid for the White House on Tuesday morning on his website, it came complete with swag fit for a presidential campaign.

"Political fashion is boring. Rand fashion is cool," the website reads, accompanied by a photo of Paul in sunglasses. Available on his site: ...


Michelle Obama's 'Evolution Of Mom Dancing' Is Back With Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

On The Tonight Show Thursday, Jimmy Fallon and first lady Michelle Obama dug out their cardigans to bring back their dance hit, "Evolution of Mom Dancing." Obama was on the show to promote the fifth anniversary of her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity.

Here are some highlights from the ...


How Congress Is Reacting To The Iran Framework

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As President Obama touted a nuclear framework with Iran Thursday, he emphasized that he wants Congress to get on board.

"This is not simply a deal between my administration and Iran," Obama said. "This is a deal between Iran, the United States of America and the major powers ...


What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying About Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A controversial law in Indiana has made its way into the 2016 presidential race. Supporters praise the Religious Freedom Restoration Act's for protecting religious convictions, but the law has drawn wide criticism from those who say it allows businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian patrons.

Would-be candidates ...


6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Harry Reid

Friday, March 27, 2015

Longtime Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, 75, who announced Friday he would not run for re-election in 2016, isn't exactly known for his charisma on Capitol Hill. But he has become known as someone who will always put up a fight.

That toughness can be seen throughout his life and political ...


What You Need To Know About Ted Cruz

Monday, March 23, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his bid for president early Monday. The Republican has been making the rounds with other 2016 hopefuls, so it's hardly a surprise, but he's the first major one to make it official. And if the early campaign trail is any indication of how the race ...