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Domestic Violence Protections Still Resonate 20 Years After Crime Bill

September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

President Clinton signed major crime legislation in 1994, and provisions that protect women from domestic violence have deep staying power.

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Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics

September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.

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White House Tries To Ease Hispanic Caucus Frustrations

September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.

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Revamped Visitor Center Gives Public A Peek Into The White House

September 13, 2014 - 5:35am

The center reopens after a two-year, $12.5 million renovation. It provides a window into the White House and the first family that calls it home.

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Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

September 12, 2014 - 5:47pm

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

September 12, 2014 - 4:21pm

Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.

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Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics

September 12, 2014 - 6:56am

The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.

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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

September 12, 2014 - 3:34am

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Over-The-Counter Birth Control

September 12, 2014 - 3:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

September 12, 2014 - 3:30am

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

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A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

September 11, 2014 - 5:17pm

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is losing support from his own party because his tax-cutting agenda contributed to the state's budget problem. Moderate Republicans are turning to the Democratic opponent.

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Congress Generally Supportive Of Action Against ISIS

September 11, 2014 - 4:23pm

President Obama's request for congressional authorization to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State militants has thrown a wrench into what was supposed to have been a quiet two weeks on Capitol Hill.

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Rand Paul: U.S. Must Be More Realistic In Foreign Policy Approach

September 11, 2014 - 4:16pm

The Senate Republican from Kentucky responds to President Obama's strategy for fighting the Islamic State, saying the commander-in-chief is "going about it in the wrong way."

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Voters Hate Money In Politics ... Sort Of

September 11, 2014 - 2:21pm

Voters overwhelmingly tell pollsters they dislike how much money is in politics. But they don't consider it a major issue.

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Boehner: House GOP 'Ready To Work With The President'

September 11, 2014 - 12:55pm

The House speaker said Congress "ought to give the president what he's asking for" but also expressed skepticism, saying the White House plan to defeat Islamic State militants doesn't go far enough.

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Missouri Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Abortion, Guns

September 11, 2014 - 12:53pm

The state is set to expand gun rights and establish a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions after lawmakers overruled vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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WATCH: Carney, McCain Spar On CNN Over ISIS Strategy

September 11, 2014 - 10:50am

The former White House press secretary went toe to toe with the Republican senator after President Obama's address to the nation about the Islamic State.

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Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

September 11, 2014 - 7:35am

President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.

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Opinion Pages Offer Support On Plan To Combat Islamic State

September 11, 2014 - 7:22am

Editorials in major U.S. dailies signaled cautious backing of President Obama's plan to broaden an American-led offensive against the insurgency.

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Congress Will Eventually Vote On Force Against Islamist Militants

September 11, 2014 - 4:55am

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers talks to Steve Inskeep about whether Congress will authorize military action against militant members of the Islamic State.

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