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Will We See Veto Battles On Capitol Hill?

January 25, 2015 - 5:12pm

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

January 25, 2015 - 9:24am

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

January 24, 2015 - 1:22pm

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

President Obama arrives in India Saturday for a visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Scott Simon talks to NPR's Julie McCarthy from New Delhi about what the trip means for US-India relations.

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Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

President Obama arrives in India Saturday to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NPR's Scott Simon talks to India correspondent Julie McCarthy about what the trip means for U.S.-India relations.

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

January 24, 2015 - 8:42am

In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2015 - 8:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

January 24, 2015 - 8:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2015 - 4:35pm

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.

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Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

January 23, 2015 - 4:23pm

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.

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Why Would Marco Rubio Run For President? Why Wouldn't He?

January 23, 2015 - 4:19pm

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is putting out the word that he is pushing ahead with a 2016 presidential run.

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5 Surprises From President Obama's YouTube Interviews

January 23, 2015 - 2:49pm

The president didn't stray far from his talking points, but the questions were surprisingly candid anyway.

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Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

January 23, 2015 - 2:16pm

The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.

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Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault

January 23, 2015 - 10:06am

The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."

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Republicans In Congress Need Strong Ideas, Ohio Governor Says

January 23, 2015 - 5:03am

John Kasich is on a tour of Western states promoting balanced budget amendments. Steve Inskeep talks to Kasich about how the GOP is trying to reach out to low and middle-income Americans.

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House Approves Measure That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

January 23, 2015 - 5:03am

A revolt by Republican women threw a monkey wrench into plans by House GOP leadership to pass a 20-week abortion ban to coincide with the annual march in Washington protesting the Roe v Wade decision.

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Obama Takes His State Of The Union Messages To YouTube

January 22, 2015 - 4:23pm

President Obama is pitching his State of the Union proposals on a campaign-like trip and on YouTube.

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House Republican Leaders Drop Effort To Ban Some Abortions

January 22, 2015 - 4:23pm

House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.

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