Politics

7:00am

Mon July 7, 2014
Media

CBS Lost Appetite For Government Watchdog Stories, Attkisson Says

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:14 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

When investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not go quietly. She contends, the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama. And her claims have become a flashpoint in arguments over ideological bias in the media. NPR's David Folkenflik has more.

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3:18am

Mon July 7, 2014
U.S.

A Presidential Contest ... For Obama's Library

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 1:14 pm

This undated file photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama teaching at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, where he was a faculty member for more than a decade. The university is contending for his presidential library.
AP

There are 13 presidential Libraries in the United States run by the National Archives, and when President Obama leaves office, the construction of the 14th library won't be far behind.

A nonprofit foundation created to fund and build the Obama presidential library is already beginning to mull proposals from contenders who'd like to be home to the facility.

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7:55am

Sun July 6, 2014
Governing

New IRS Chief John Koskinen: 'I Enjoy A Crisis'

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 5:25 pm

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7:45am

Sat July 5, 2014
Latin America

Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 1:08 pm

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7:43am

Sat July 5, 2014
Politics

How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 9:24 am

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4:00pm

Fri July 4, 2014
Remembrances

Richard Mellon Scaife, Champion Of Conservative Causes, Dies At 82

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:27 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

We're going to remember now an influential figure and financier of the American conservative movement. Richard Mellon Scaife has died. He was a Pittsburgh newspaper publisher and philanthropist. He used his billions to bankroll numerous right-wing causes. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang has more.

HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: The name Richard Mellon Scaife may not ring a bell for many political conservatives today.

RICHARD VIGUERIE: Richard Scaife, through his generosity, through his media outlets, was very much below the radar.

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4:00pm

Fri July 4, 2014
Commentary

Week In Politics: Hobby Lobby, Jobs Numbers And Immigration Protests

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:27 pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Ramesh Ponnuru of The National Review, discuss the Supreme Court's decision on contraception, June jobs numbers and immigration protests in the California city of Murrieta.

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10:46am

Fri July 4, 2014
It's All Politics

Calif. Town Thrusts Heated Immigration Debate Into National Spotlight

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 1:49 pm

Human-rights activist Enrique Morones, at podium, speaks during a rally in support of immigrants on Wednesday in San Diego. A group of about 70 people rallied in support of migrant children and families Wednesday, a day after U.S. Homeland Security buses carrying the migrants were routed away from American flag-waving protesters in Murrieta, Calif., and transported to a facility in San Diego.
Gregory Bull AP

As the saying goes, all politics is local. And that couldn't have been clearer this week in and around Murrieta, Calif., a sleepy conservative enclave 60 miles north of San Diego.

Local leaders here made a loud stand against the planned movement of immigrant detainees to their city from overcrowded U.S. Border Patrol stations in Texas — and in the process rather purposefully thrust their city into the national political spotlight.

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4:48pm

Thu July 3, 2014
It's All Politics

Red State Democrats Tread Lightly On Hobby Lobby Ruling

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 11:28 am

When it comes to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn must navigate between her state's conservative electorate and her national party.
David Goldman AP

For the typical Democrat running in 2014, frequent condemnation of the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision is a no-brainer as a rallying cry to raise money and energize voters — especially women.

Monday's ruling allows family-owned and other closely held companies to opt out of the federal health law's contraception mandate if they have religious objections.

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4:09pm

Thu July 3, 2014
Politics

Lawmakers' Step Back Toward Disclosure Driven By Optics

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 6:26 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The House Ethics Committee is undoing a recent change it made to lawmakers' annual financial disclosure forms. The committee had deleted a line asking what free trips members have taken in the previous year. These trips are usually paid for by companies or private interest groups. Members justified the change this week, saying that the information was redundant. But they've now decided to reverse course and put the question back. Joining us from the Capitol to explain this is NPR's Laura Sullivan. And Laura, what started this controversy?

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