Politics

8:10pm

Wed May 27, 2015
It's All Politics

Fact Check: 3 Questions Answered About Bill Clinton's LLC

Bill Clinton and his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, are facing renewed questions about their finances.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

Another day, another inquiry into the finances of Hillary and Bill Clinton.

This one starts with an Associated Press report that a limited liability company — WJC, LLC — has served as a platform for the former president's career as a consultant. Revenues flow through it to the Clintons. It has never appeared in Hillary Clinton's official financial disclosures.

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6:08pm

Wed May 27, 2015
It's All Politics

Map: Where (And How) The Government Can Execute People

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:35 pm

NPR's map of death penalty laws.
NPR/Christopher Groskopf

The Nebraska state Legislature voted Wednesday to repeal the death penalty in the state. The 30-19 vote overrides Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of a law the Legislature passed last week getting rid of the policy.

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6:06pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Politics

Nebraska Legislators Overturn Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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5:52pm

Wed May 27, 2015
It's All Politics

Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty, But U.S. Isn't Quite Ready To Abandon It

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:31 pm

A view of the death chamber from the witness room at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility shows an electric chair and gurney on Aug. 29, 2001, in Lucasville, Ohio.
Mike Simons Getty Images

Nebraska's Legislature voted Wednesday to abolish the death penalty, overturning Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The state's unicameral legislature overwhelmingly approved the measure in a series of three previous votes.

The repeal comes as other states have experienced complications with new lethal-injection cocktails. But Americans overall still support the practice.

Support for the death penalty has slowly fallen over the past couple of decades, from a high of 80 percent in favor in the mid-1990s to just over 60 percent currently, according to Gallup.

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5:25pm

Wed May 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Run

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 5:38 pm

Rick Santorum speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 24, 2012. The Republican announced Wednesday that he is running for president.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Updated at 5:25 p.m. ET

Republican Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday that he is running for president.

"Working families don't need another president tied to big government or big money," he said in Cabot, Pa.. "And today is the day we're going to begin to fight back."

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5:24pm

Wed May 27, 2015
It's All Politics

For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:12 pm

A member of Iraq's government forces battling Islamic State fighters in Anbar province earlier this month.
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As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office.

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4:55pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Around the Nation

MacArthur Foundation Launches Grant Program To Reduce Jail Populations

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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4:45pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Sports

Indictments Raise Questions About Sepp Blatter's Reign Over FIFA

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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4:45pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Politics

Rick Santorum To Launch Second White House Bid

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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4:33pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Environment

EPA Announces New Rules To Protect U.S. Waters

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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