Politics

4:45pm

Wed July 24, 2013
Politics

Obama Speech Part Of Attempt To Refocus Economic Policy

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 7:21 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Joining us from the White House is Gene Sperling, director of the president's National Economic Council. Welcome to the program once again.

GENE SPERLING: Well, thank you for having us.

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12:52pm

Wed July 24, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Is 'Through The Worst Of Yesterday's Winds,' Obama Says

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 2:26 pm

President Obama during his address Wednesday at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.
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President Obama on Wednesday launched another effort to lay out his vision for how to strengthen the U.S. economy with a midday speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., in which he hit themes familiar to those who followed his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

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11:55am

Wed July 24, 2013
NPR Story

Immigration Path Too Slow To Follow The Rules?

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi is a legend, not just in his native Zimbabwe, but all over the world. He's 60 years old and he's now put out more albums than he's had birthdays. He joins us in studio for a very special performance chat. He'll talk about the tragedy that inspired his latest album and he'll play some songs for us, as well. That's in just a few minutes. But first, we want to continue this discussion about immigration.

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11:55am

Wed July 24, 2013
NPR Story

Jorge Ramos On Latinos And The Future Of U.S. Politics

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 2:16 pm

Univision newscaster Jorge Ramos anchors Noticiero Univision, the top-ranked newscast on Spanish-language TV.
Alan Diaz AP

Jorge Ramos anchors the top-ranked newscast on Spanish-language TV, Noticiero Univision, alongside Maria Elena Salinas. Sometimes called "the Spanish-language Walter Cronkite," Ramos has been a vocal — and influential — proponent of an immigration overhaul. (In recent summers, Ramos' network Univision has topped the prime-time TV ratings for all networks in the U.S.

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7:12am

Wed July 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Weiner's Own Words: Saying One Thing, Doing Another?

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 9:25 am

Anthony Weiner during an appearance Tuesday in which he admitted that he had continued to "sext" after resigning from Congress in 2011.
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  • The statement Anthony Weiner made when he resigned from Congress on June 16, 2011.

7:06am

Wed July 24, 2013
Economy

As Obama Renews Jobs Push, How Is The Economy Doing?

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 10:35 am

Workers line up pipe while drilling for oil outside Watford City, N.D. While the energy sector has been strong, millions of Americans have been out of work since the recession ended.
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The U.S. economy has been growing for four straight years — each under the leadership of President Obama.

But the pace of improvement has been disappointing to many, especially the nearly 12 million people still looking for work.

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5:48am

Wed July 24, 2013
Politics

Hearing Gives Insight Into House Immigration Plans

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 11:59 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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5:48am

Wed July 24, 2013
Politics

Weiner Says He Won't Leave New York Mayor's Race

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 11:59 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.

It didn't seem possible, but this year's elections in New York City keep getting more unusual. A couple of weeks ago, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer launched a campaign for city comptroller. It's his first run since resigning after a prostitution scandal.

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5:48am

Wed July 24, 2013
Politics

House To Vote On Defunding NSA Phone Surveillance

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 11:59 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up the issue of domestic spying. Lawmakers are expected to vote today on an amendment that would reign in the National Security Agency program that collects the phone records of millions of Americans. This would be the first vote on the matter since the scope of the NSA program was made public in a series of leaks. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, at issue is an amendment to the defense appropriations bill.

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4:19pm

Tue July 23, 2013
Shots - Health News

Obama Turns To Comedians To Promote Health Coverage

Comedian Sarah Silverman helped get out the vote for Obama in 2008 and 2012.
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Who needs jocks when you've got Jennifer Hudson and Amy Poehler?

That seems to be the message coming out of the White House following a star-studded meeting yesterday led by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Its mission: Figure out how to help promote the Affordable Care Act.

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