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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

51 min 20 sec ago

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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Week In Politics: James Foley And Ferguson

2 hours 10 min ago

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.

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Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

13 hours 20 min ago

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law

August 22, 2014 - 12:57am

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

August 21, 2014 - 9:07pm

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

August 21, 2014 - 9:07pm

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.

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McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

August 20, 2014 - 3:36am

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

August 18, 2014 - 4:16pm

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

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Former Vermont Sen. Jeffords, Who Once Tipped Senate Scale, Dies

August 18, 2014 - 3:32pm

James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.

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4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

August 18, 2014 - 11:11am

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.

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An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

August 18, 2014 - 5:14am

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

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Obama Breaks Up Vacation With Brief Return To Washington

August 18, 2014 - 1:42am

In a rare move for him, Obama took a break from his vacation to return to Washington for meetings on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

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Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

August 16, 2014 - 5:12pm

Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.

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Perry Pushes Back Against Allegations He Overstepped His Authority

August 16, 2014 - 5:07pm

Tess Vigeland talks to Ben Philpott of member station KUT about the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power. The governor spoke for the first time since the charges, saying he acted within his power.

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Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

August 16, 2014 - 3:15pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges against him are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."

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Germany Eavesdropped On Kerry, Clinton, Magazine Says

August 16, 2014 - 10:39am

Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.

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What's Behind Those Abuse-Of-Power Charges Against Perry?

August 16, 2014 - 9:56am

The indictment stems from the Texas governor's veto of funding for a public integrity office after the Democratic head of the office was arrested for drunk driving.

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