Amita Kelly

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In 7 Clips, Listen To President Obama Plead For Stricter Gun Laws

Thursday, October 01, 2015

President Obama gave impassioned remarks Thursday calling for stricter gun laws following a deadly shooting in Oregon. He spoke for just over 10 minutes, excoriating Congress for refusing to pass gun reform legislation. He also called on state legislatures and governors to act and on regular Americans to "think about ...


House To Vote On New Speaker Next Week

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

If all goes as planned, the House will know who its next speaker will be by the end of next week. Elections for the next House leadership will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 — a date outgoing Speaker John Boehner said he came to after consulting the Republican conference.



The Republican Businessman Who Wants The GOP To Address Climate Change

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Republican candidates need to get on board with addressing climate change, and voters will follow. That's the message Republican businessman Jay Faison of North Carolina is pushing — and he's putting his money behind it.

A new poll commissioned by Faison's organization, ClearPath, found a majority of Republicans ...


Kim Davis' Supporters, In Their Own Words: 'Courageous,' 'Heroic'

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was honored Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. She was presented, to a standing ovation, the "Cost of Discipleship" Award by the conservative Family Research Council, which sponsored the ...


Conservatives Rejoice Over Boehner Resignation, Say 'Pressure Was Working'

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's a new day, and it might not be the same again.

"My, oh my, what a wonderful day..." House Speaker John Boehner sang as he took to the podium in the Capitol Friday to announce his intention to resign as speaker of the House at the end of October.



'Profound Joy' And Other Political Reactions To Pope Francis

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden cried as Pope Francis addressed Congress Thursday. Many other political leaders were visibly moved by the mere first-ever presence of a pope in the chamber.

But reaction also came quickly to the content of the pope's speech, which was ...


Graphic: The Presidential Candidates On Climate Change

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Speaking outside the White House Wednesday, Pope Francis praised President Obama's environmental initiatives, calling climate change "a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation." The pope said he found it "encouraging" that the president is "proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution."

Climate change is something ...


White House's Pope Welcome Is 'Anti-Christian,' Huckabee Says

Monday, September 21, 2015

President Obama is taking some heat over who's been invited to attend Pope Francis' large arrival ceremony at the White House this Wednesday. The list includes the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, an activist nun and a transgender activist — guests the Vatican reportedly objected to, according to the


On 'The Tonight Show,' A Relaxed Hillary Clinton, Finally

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It has been difficult for Hillary Clinton to seem relaxed and at ease on the campaign trail, especially as questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state have dominated.

Voters have apparently felt it, as polls have showed she has


LIVE CHAT: Follow The Debate With NPR's Politics Team

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fifteen Republican presidential candidates debated Wednesday night in California — the second Republican debate this season.

NPR's live debate chat is now closed, but you can see the archived chat below and post in the comments at the bottom of the page.

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'Ladies, Look At This Face': Fiorina Hits Back At Trump

Monday, September 14, 2015

Carly Fiorina wants you to look at her face. The superPAC supporting her campaign released a new video, "Faces," hitting back at Donald Trump's recent comments on her appearance in which he said "Look at that face!" and "Would anyone vote for that?"

"Ladies, look at this face, and look ...


What The Presidential Candidates Have Said About The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The White House announced Thursday that the U.S. is preparing to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees starting Oct. 1 (the start of the fiscal year). This year, the U.S. is on track to take in about 1,500 Syrian refugees, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. He reiterated that ...


Trump To CNN: Donate All Debate Profits To Veterans

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Ahead of next week's Republican debate on CNN, Donald Trump is calling on the network to donate all of its profits to various veterans groups.

In a letter sent to CNN president Jeff Zucker and released by the Trump campaign, Trump writes that the network's reported "4000% increase" ...


The Iran Vote Explained, In 1 Infographic

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

This post was updated at 11:35 a.m. ET

Congress is back with a daunting must-do list. But its first order of business will be the Iran nuclear deal, as a deadline looms on Sept. 17. Even though the deal is basically done, as NPR's Ailsa Chang reports, Congress ...


After Houston Officer Shooting, Political Leaders Dig Into Obama

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Funeral services were held Friday for slain Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth. He was shot to death a week ago as he pumped gas into his police car. Police called it "an unprovoked execution-style killing."

Several political leaders and presidential candidates have spoken out about the ...


Presidential Candidates Take Sides On Support For Kentucky Clerk

Friday, September 04, 2015

Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Ky., is in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses after same-sex marriage became legal. A same-sex couple received a marriage license in Davis' office Friday morning from a deputy clerk.

But the controversy isn't over. It has divided the crowded ...


Here's The 62-Word Pledge Donald Trump Signed

Thursday, September 03, 2015

This post was updated at 2:20 p.m. ET

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with the Republican National Committee's chairman Thursday, followed by a press conference in New York City. He said he signed an RNC pledge promising to support the eventual 2016 Republican presidential nominee, "regardless of ...


Trump: Jeb Bush Should Be 'Speaking English'

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

In an interview with conservative website Breitbart, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dug into his opponent Jeb Bush, saying he should lead by speaking English while in the U.S.

"I like Jeb," Trump said, according to Breitbart. "He's a nice man. But he should really set the example ...


Hillary Clinton's Fight For Gefilte Fish

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Among thousands of emails released this week, there was a particularly fishy one.


5 Skills President Obama Will Need To Survive A Day With Bear Grylls

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

President Obama has slow-jammed the news on late-night TV and sat down with wacky YouTube celebrities. The show he's joining this week might just make those appearances look buttoned up and boring.

On Tuesday, President Obama will shoot an episode for the NBC show Running Wild ...