Politics

7:03am

Tue April 7, 2015
It's All Politics

Can Libertarian Rand Paul Win A Republican Primary?

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 11:16 am

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. walks from the stage after speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Rand Paul is not like other potential presidential candidates.

The Kentucky senator, who announced his candidacy for the White House on Tuesday morning, doesn't fit neatly into the molds of either party.

Socially liberal on issues of crime and punishment — especially when it comes to drug sentencing — against a federal ban on same-sex marriage, and no foreign policy hawk, he's not your prototypical Republican.

As a fiscal conservative and an opponent of abortion rights, though, he's certainly no Democrat either.

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6:28am

Tue April 7, 2015
Politics

In NPR Interview, Obama Answers Critics Of Iran Nuclear Framework

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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5:37am

Tue April 7, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 12:37 pm

NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama at the White House on Monday.
Maggie Starbard NPR

I've rarely seen President Obama speak in such definite terms on a thorny issue as he did yesterday about the nuclear agreement with Iran.

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5:13am

Tue April 7, 2015
Around the Nation

Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 2:04 pm

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5:13am

Tue April 7, 2015
Politics

Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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5:03am

Tue April 7, 2015
Politics

Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview On Iran Nuclear Deal

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on April 6 at the White House.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

NPR's interview with President Obama focuses on the pact the U.S. and allied nations recently negotiated with Iran. The framework requires the nation to reduce its nuclear capacity in exchange for the lifting of some international sanctions.

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5:03am

Tue April 7, 2015
It's All Politics

Obama To Scott Walker: 'Bone Up On Foreign Policy'

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 3:08 pm

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, President Obama said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is advocating a "foolish approach" to Iran and that he should "bone up on foreign policy."
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

This post was updated at 10:30 a.m. E.T.

Anyone who thinks President Obama will shy away from presidential politics in 2016, think again.

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5:14pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Politics

Framework Deal Raises Questions About Inspection Of Iranian Nuclear Sites

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:48 pm

NPR's Melissa Block interviews David Albright, a former nuclear inspector and founder of the Institute for Science and International Security, about what needs to be in a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program and how inspections would work.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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5:14pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Around the Nation

In Ferguson, Some Voters Hope City Council Election Brings Change

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:48 pm

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10:08am

Mon April 6, 2015
The Two-Way

Report: Jeb Bush Self-Identified As Hispanic On Voter Application In '09

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 2:32 pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, arrive at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference on April 18, 2013, in Coral Gables, Fla.
Wilfredo Lee AP

Updated at 11:39 a.m.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his son Jeb Bush Jr. have responded to a news report that the likely Republican presidential candidate self-identified as Hispanic in a 2009 voter-registration application.

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