Domenico Montanaro

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Welcome To West Virginia, Obama — In 2 Pictures

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

West Virginia isn't exactly Obama Country.

And that was made quite obvious hours before the president was set to speak there on efforts to combat prescription drug abuse and heroin use. Protesters lined up with signs.

Here are a couple, courtesy of NPR's Don Gonyea.

Sign 1, which is a ...

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5 Things To Know About Joe Biden

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

After thinking about it for months, Vice President Joe Biden concluded Wednesday that his window "has closed" on a potential run for president.

Biden has had a long and colorful life and career. Here are five things to know about him, some of which might have complicated a run for ...

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Jim Webb's Struggles Highlight A Demographic Shift In The Democratic Party

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Presidential candidate Jim Webb's struggles are emblematic of a a changing Democratic Party that relies more heavily on non-white voters than at any time in history.

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'Pathetic' — Trump, Bush Spar Over 9/11. Maybe Neither Will Be The Nominee

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush were at it again.

Trump upped the ante in criticizing Jeb Bush by slamming his brother George W.'s presidency and at least partially blaming the elder Bush brother for Sept. 11.

"When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World ...

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HUD Secretary Julián Castro Endorses Hillary Clinton

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Clinton-Castro 2016?

Julián Castro endorsed Hillary Clinton on Thursday. The secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the second Obama Cabinet official to endorse Clinton — even as Vice President Biden is still considering getting in the race. (Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack also endorsed Clinton earlier this year.)

Castro would ...

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Here It Is — Bernie Sanders Dancing On 'Ellen'

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Let's not bury the lede. Here's Bernie Sanders dancing:

The Vermont senator taped a segment on the Ellen show Wednesday that will air Thursday. There was some seriousness early on, but it was mostly light fare. He joked about his hair and played along in a lightning round when he ...

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Did The Democrat's Debate Help To Shut The Door On A Biden Candidacy?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden has still not made a decision about whether to run for president. There are outside events that may affect that decision, including the outcome of Tuesday's debate.

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4 Ways This Whole Republican Speaker Situation Gets Resolved

Friday, October 09, 2015

Chaos ensued in the halls of Congress Thursday when Rep. Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly took himself out of the running to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House.

The reason for the pandemonium and, yes, even tears: No one knows where this goes from here.

Here are the four likely ...

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Withdraws From Speaker Race

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned members of his own caucus Thursday by withdrawing from the race to be the next nominee for Speaker.

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Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

Thursday, October 08, 2015

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke about the debt ceiling, raising wages and the new potential faces of the $10 bill.

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Gun Politics Have Changed, Mostly Among Republicans

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

It's hard to deny that the NRA has won the gun debate over the past 20 years.

Despite mass shootings — and despite some 80 to 90 percent of Americans saying they are in favor of background checks — no legislation expanding on the 1993 Brady Bill has passed Congress.

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Hillary Clinton Proposes Ways To Minimize Gun Violence

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

After last week's mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a gun-control platform. .

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Arne Duncan Stepping Down As Education Secretary

Friday, October 02, 2015

Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET.

Arne Duncan will step down as President Obama's education secretary in December, a White House official confirms to NPR.

Obama has selected Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. to replace Duncan. King is a former New York State education commissioner. (President Obama is making ...

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Ben Carson Jokes He Used To Throw Rocks At Cars Before Police 'Would Shoot You'

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ben Carson, notably the only black man running for president, made a joke Wednesday afternoon about running away from the cops as a kid.

"Throwing rocks at cars, I really liked that," he said, describing his childhood. "Sometimes, the police would come, always in unmarked cars. And, they'd be chasing ...

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A Warning To Both Parties On Planned Parenthood And Abortion

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Republicans are pushing to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding. The organization's popularity has held steady, highlighting a risk for the GOP. But there's danger for Democrats, too.

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Twitter Is Reportedly Set To Remove 'Interim' From CEO Jack Dorsey's Title

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Jack Dorsey, the Twitter co-founder who has led the company since June on an interim basis, will officially become the company's new CEO, according to reports. Dorsey is also the CEO of mobile payment company Square; it's uncertain whether he will try to hold both jobs.

Dorsey "is expected be ...

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Kevin McCarthy Officially Running For House Speaker

Monday, September 28, 2015

The fight to replace John Boehner is on.

California Republican Kevin McCarthy announced Monday he is running to replace Boehner as House speaker.

"If elected Speaker, I promise you that we will have the courage to lead the fight for our conservative principles and make our case to the American ...

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Congressman Steals Pope Francis' Water, Brags About It

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Some people do drink holy water, hoping for a little extra help from above.

But no one steals the pope's.

That is, no one, except Rep. Bob Brady. The Pennsylvania Democrat, a Roman Catholic, apparently eyed the glass atop the lectern next to Pope Francis during his address to Congress. ...

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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.

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The 10 Most Political Moments In Pope Francis' Address To Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis speaks his mind, and he did that again in his address to a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday morning. But, in the vein of the best Jesuit teachers, Francis praised America, its rich political history and its ideals before delicately delivering some things its political leaders might, ...

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