Tamara Keith

Tamara Keith appears in the following:

At Times All A President Can Say After Disaster Is, 'We're Here'

Thursday, May 08, 2014

President Obama visited Arkansas on Wednesday, where he surveyed the damage of last month's tornado and met with residents. It's a task he and many presidents before him have had to do far too often.

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GOP Softens Its Edge In An Attempt To Appeal To Women

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The GOP knows it has a problem with women. But is it tone or issues? And what can Republicans do to woo more women without alienating their he-man base?

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Even Penguins Get The Flu

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Adelie penguins, which breed in huge colonies on the rocky Antarctic Peninsula, harbor a version of the avian influenza virus. But this strain doesn't make humans or the birds sick.

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Best Way To Get Women To Run For Office? Ask Repeatedly

Monday, May 05, 2014

Recruiters for political parties say it's hard to get women to run for office. They're happy to join a campaign and raise money for others, but put themselves forward? That's a tougher proposition.

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From Family History To Ballot Fights: What Drew You To Politics?

Sunday, May 04, 2014

As part of our "She Votes" series about women and politics in this mid-term election year, we posted a question on Instagram and Twitter.

"What or who first got you interested in politics? Share your memories and show us the person, thing, or event that made you pay attention ...

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White House Report Lays Out Plans For Combating Campus Sexual Assault

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A White House task force issued a report Tuesday aimed at dealing with sexual assault cases at colleges. The report offers basic guidelines for schools and sets up a national reporting system.

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For Peace Talks To Resume, Israel Insists Hamas Must Change

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer about the recent announcement that Fatah will attempt to form a unified government with Hamas.

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Student Activists Fight To Stem Sexual Assaults

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A White House task force is issuing new guidelines for colleges, but University of Delaware students have some recommendations of their own.

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Obama: Your Question, Ms. Keith?

Friday, April 18, 2014

I officially became NPR's White House correspondent in January. But the job didn't seem real until Thursday at 3:56 p.m., when the president of the United States looked down at a white note card and said "ahhhh, Tamara Keith."

That was my cue to ask a question — my first ...

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Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

Friday, April 18, 2014

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

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Updated Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Estimates

Friday, April 18, 2014

President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.

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Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.

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Budget Bomb-Throwing Resumes With Party Line Vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The House voted Thursday to approve the budget introduced by Paul Ryan. It was passed on a party line vote. NPR's Tamara Keith joins the program to talk politics and policy.

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Life Without Jobless Benefits: Watching, Searching And Praying

Friday, April 04, 2014

More than three months have passed since the long-term unemployed saw their federal jobless benefits cut off abruptly. One Michigan woman is looking for work while watching for congressional action.

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In Ann Arbor, Obama Gathers Support For Minimum Wage Hike

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Senate could vote on a minimum wage bill as soon as next week. But it is hard to imagine the Republican-controlled House will take it up.

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Debate Over Repealing Health Care Law Is Over, Obama Says

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Six months after a disastrous rollout, more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance on the federal and state exchanges when the deadline passed on Monday.

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Obamacare Rolls Into N.H. Like A Political Campaign — And Wins

Monday, March 31, 2014

In New Hampshire, where the Affordable Care Act remains unpopular, the state has exceeded expectations for insurance enrollments. Credit goes, in part, to a grass-roots campaign to sign people up.

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Biden Visits N.H. To Talk About Jobs ... But Not His Own

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

If you didn't know any better (or you got confused about what year it was), you might think Vice President Biden was back on the campaign trail, kissing grandmothers, slapping guys on the back and borrowing a woman's phone to razz her son about a basketball game.

Biden returned Tuesday ...

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Selfies In Red Square? Not For These American Politicians

Thursday, March 20, 2014

For a select group of American politicians and advisers to the president there will be no selfies in Red Square, no tours of Saint Basil's Cathedral, no borscht, no Baltika beer and certainly no return to the Sochi arena where the U.S. hockey team won an epic victory over Russia ...

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Obama's Surgeon General Nominee Stuck In Limbo

Thursday, March 20, 2014

President Obama's nominee for surgeon general has a medical degree and an MBA, but his confirmation is being held up in the Senate because of special-interest politics and Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns.

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