Domenico Montanaro

Domenico Montanaro appears in the following:

Trump Was Once Obama's Punch Line — But Almost No One Is Laughing Now

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Twice in those bow-tied comedy dinner routines before a crowd of journalists, President Obama lambasted Donald Trump. He joked in 2011 that Trump, who was hot on the trail of Obama's birth certificate, was a conspiracy theorist waiting to reveal the fake moon landing, then roasted him for making the ...

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Trump On His Plan To Ban Muslims: 'Not Politically Correct, But I Don't Care'

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The current leader for the GOP presidential nomination received a standing ovation from a crowd in South Carolina after he read aloud his statement to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

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6 Times Obama Called On Muslim Communities To Do More About Extremism

Monday, December 07, 2015

President Obama's rhetoric is a familiar punching bag for Republicans running to replace him. In particular, they focus on his reluctance to say the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism."

It's meant as a way to cast doubt on whether the president takes the threat of international terrorism seriously, specifically terrorism carried ...

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A Potential Act Of Terrorism Tests A President — And Americans' Nerves

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Inevitably, as news breaks of yet another international or domestic event — an explosion in Texas, a train derailment outside Philadelphia, a Molotov cocktail thrown into a nightclub in Egypt, a shooting in Colorado or California — there's one question never far from Americans' lips: "Is it terrorism?"

Even many ...

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Paris Climate Talks Face A Familiar Hurdle — American Politics

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

President Obama struck an optimistic tone Tuesday on the second day of the Paris climate talks. But he also touched on the domestic political difficulty in a country still heavily reliant on coal — and when it comes to dealing with Republicans on the issue.

"Everybody else is taking climate ...

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After Paris, Obama Administration Changes Visa Waiver Program

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Obama administration has announced some changes to the visa waiver program, which allows travelers from some 38 countries including France, Belgium and other European countries, to come to the U.S. without a visa.

The White House announced several steps, including attempting better tracking of past travel, fines for airlines ...

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The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The annual presidential turkey pardoning event at the White House, which took place again today, is a peculiar one. Presiding over his sixth one last year, even President Obama seemed confused by it all.

"It is a little puzzling that I do this every year," Obama said, "but I will ...

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After Paris Attacks, Security Dominates Conversation — And Campaigns

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Security continues to be a hot topic in politics as Donald Trump again makes controversial statements this weekend. NPR's Domenico Montanaro gives us the latest on what GOP voters thi...

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Hillary Clinton Says Allies Should 'Prioritize' Fighting ISIS Over Assad

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Assad must go.

That's been the Obama administration hard line since the U.S. charged the Syrian dictator, Bashar Assad, used chemical weapons against his own people.

But Hillary Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state, might not exactly agree.

"There is no alternative to a political transition that allows Syrians to ...

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The Real Debate: 2 Very Different Worldviews On Terrorism

Monday, November 16, 2015

This post was updated at 9:23 p.m. ET

The next president will have to make some very big decisions about how to combat terrorism.

Paris, Beirut and the bombing of a Russian jetliner make that abundantly clear, 14 years after Sept. 11, the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. To ...

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Paris Attacks Dominate U.S. Political Debates

Monday, November 16, 2015

The attacks shifted the focus of the presidential campaign, as candidates debate over national security. Presidential candidates have been forced to address how they would handle the threat from ISIS.

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Democrats, Especially Clinton, Face Pressure In Debate On Paris Attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015

For the first 30 minutes of the Democratic debate, the attacks in Paris loomed large, starting with a moment of silence and continuing with the opening statements.

The candidates were asked to address the attacks and what they would do in their opening statements, and former Secretary of State Hillary ...

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Paris Attacks To Play Big Role In Tonight's Democratic Debate

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday's attacks in Paris that killed more than 100 people could weigh heavily on tonight's Democratic debate, with White House hopefuls pressed anew on how they would combat terrorism and a growing threat from ISIS. The debate's initial focus will be on the attacks, as to be expected, according to ...

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U.S. Political Reaction To Paris Attacks Split Along Party Lines

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Updated at 1:22 a.m. ET

In the wake of controversy of any kind, even terrorist attacks, U.S. politics is never far behind. The American political response — from President Obama to the candidates vying to replace him — in the hours following the Paris attacks has been unsurprisingly split along ...

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Clinton Has 45-To-1 'Superdelegate' Advantage Over Sanders

Friday, November 13, 2015

"Front-runner" can be a tenuous word. But when it comes to at least one group, Hillary Clinton is far and away the leader — the Democratic Party establishment.

There's no better measure of that establishment than unpledged party leaders and elected official delegates, better known as "superdelegates."

Among this group, ...

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Reviewing GOP Presidential Candidates' Stand On Immigration

Friday, November 13, 2015

A big issue that came up in this week's Republican debate was immigration. It exposed a divide between the candidates. We check many of the presidential candidates positions to see if they've changed.

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The Debate Clock: Which Issues Got The Most Time

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Republicans criticized CNBC moderators during and after the last debate for not asking "substantive"-enough questions. With that in mind, NPR tracked the topics raised by moderators Tuesday in the Fox Business Network debate — and the length of time spent on each issue. (This does not include how candidates deviated ...

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What To Watch At Tonight's Debate: Could Be 'Make Or Break' For Jeb Bush

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be feeling the heat again in Tuesday evening's debate as he tries to rebound from a disappointing performance last month that renewed questions about his viability.

"I think there's going to be a lot of pressure on Jeb," predicted Katie Packer Gage, who was ...

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La. Democrat For Governor: 'David Vitter Chose Prostitutes Over Patriots'

Friday, November 06, 2015

Voters in Louisiana get to start their weekend off seeing this ad:

The ad, from Democrat John Bel Edwards, is a sledgehammer, hitting Republican David Vitter on his ties to the 2007 D.C. Madam prostitution scandal. Edwards is running against Vitter for governor and even picked up the endorsement this ...

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Ben Carson Faces Scrutiny Over West Point Story

Friday, November 06, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is facing scrutiny over his biography, which states he was offered a scholarship to the U.S. military academy at West Point. It turns out,...

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