Politics

4:21am

Fri August 23, 2013
Health Care

Obamacare To Force Millions To Upgrade Insurance

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 7:25 am

Despite promises by President Obama that people can keep the insurance they have once Obamacare is in full effect, millions will have to upgrade their policies to meet the benefit standards laid out by the Affordable Care Act. The measure will be in full swing this January.

4:21am

Fri August 23, 2013
Politics

Obama Takes To The Road To Push College Affordability Plan

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 7:25 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning. President Obama is on a two-day back-to-school bus tour. He's holding a town hall meeting today at the State University in Binghamton, New York. Later he'll visit a community college in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The president is pushing his plan to make college education more affordable. NPR's Scott Horsley is along for the ride. He reports that the bus tour has the president in one of his comfort zones.

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6:14pm

Thu August 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Justice Files Voter Discrimination Suit Against Texas

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 6:50 pm

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Attorney General Eric Holder was "wrong to mess with Texas."
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

The Justice Department has filed suit against Texas under the Voting Rights Act, claiming that the state requirement for voter identification discriminates against minorities.

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6:00pm

Thu August 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Polite Reception For Obama College Cost Plan Belies Hurdles

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 6:47 pm

President Obama takes the stage at the University at Buffalo on Thursday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

The big idea in President Obama's new proposal for tackling the growing crisis in college affordability can be boiled down to this: linking federal higher education aid to a new grading system that would rate colleges and universities on the "value" they provide students.

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5:08pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Education

Obama Calls For College Affordability On Bus Tour

President Obama was in Buffalo, N.Y., today, talking up the college affordability program at the SUNY campus there and urging Congress to do more to support higher education. The president also has a political agenda as he drives from town to town. NPR's Scott Horsley is with the president and joins us now.

4:01pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

For Strokes, Superfast Treatment Means Better Recovery

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 7:01 pm

The main goal in stroke treatment: saving brain.
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Time is brain, the saying goes. The faster people get treatment for a stroke, the less brain damage they suffer. A new study says much faster is much better, especially for mild and moderate strokes.

People treated with a clotbusting drug within 90 minutes of having symptoms of a stroke had excellent recoveries, with less lasting disability.

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1:09pm

Thu August 22, 2013
The Two-Way

President Unveils Plan To Boost College Affordability

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 7:25 pm

President Obama speaks on education at University at Buffalo, State University of New York, on Thursday.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Saying a college education is the "surest path to the middle class," President Obama announced a plan Thursday to allocate federal aid to colleges and universities based in part on their affordability.

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7:49am

Thu August 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Speculation Builds That San Diego Mayor Is On His Way Out

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 3:50 pm

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D).
Fred Greaves Reuters/Landov

Update at 3:40 p.m. ET. 'Tentative Agreement':

The law firm that has helped San Diego Mayor Bob Filner navigate the accusations of sexual harassment, says he and representatives of the city have "reached a tentative agreement," but declined to elaborate:

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5:01am

Thu August 22, 2013
Around the Nation

New York City Council To Vote On Tough Police Oversight Laws

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 12:43 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

In New York, the city council is poised to vote today on some of the toughest police oversight laws in decades. The vote comes just weeks after a judge ruled that the NYPD violated the civil rights of minorities with its practice of stopping mostly young men of color on the streets.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is appealing the judge's ruling and refusing to back down on a policing program he has championed. NPR's Joel Rose reports.

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2:59am

Thu August 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Future Historians: Good Luck Sifting Through Obama Video

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 12:43 pm

President Obama is seen on a video camera as he delivers a speech in Youngstown, Ohio, in 2010. In addition to footage of official events, the White House now has thousands of hours of behind-the-scenes video that it will archive.
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