Politics

4:34pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Politics

Obama Budget Includes Tax Increases, Entitlement Cuts

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 7:19 pm

President Obama released his 2013 budget on Wednesday.

4:34pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Politics

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Agrees To Background Check Plan

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 7:19 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Read more

4:34pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Politics

GOP Rejects Tax Increases In Obama's Budget

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 7:19 pm

Audie Cornish talks to GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rogers about President Obama's new budget.

4:16pm

Wed April 10, 2013
It's All Politics

Howard Students Question Rand Paul's Vision Of GOP

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 4:26 pm

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., shown Tuesday on Capitol Hill, told students at historically black Howard University on Wednesday that the GOP has worked to protect civil rights.
T.J. Kirkpatrick Getty Images

Rand Paul going to one of the top historically black colleges in the U.S. and trying to school students on who founded the NAACP?

Priceless.

Rand Paul going to one of the top historically black colleges in the U.S. and trying to make a case for his Republican Party as a historic and continuing defender of the civil rights of African-Americans?

Not boring.

And, judging from the reaction the Kentucky senator received Wednesday at Washington's Howard University, less than persuasive.

Read more

1:38pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Politics

Congress Nears Agreements On Guns And Immigration

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 2:23 pm

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan, in Washington. Robin Kelly's in in Chicago, Anthony Weiner wants back in in New York, and Mitch McConnell claims somebody broke in and bugged his campaign office. It's Wednesday and time for...

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL: Nixonian...

CONAN: Edition of the Political Junkie.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDINGS)

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: There you go again.

VICE PRESIDENT WALTER MONDALE: When I hear your new ideas, I'm reminded of that ad: Where's the beef?

Read more

1:26pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Economy

How The Latest Budget Could Affect You

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 2:51 pm

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

Read more

12:10pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Can I Just Tell You?

Do Physical Compliments Have A Place In Politics?

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 3:52 pm

California Attorney General Kamala Harris
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Do you mind if I say this? You look great. The hair is on point. I love the way that shirt goes with that sweater. And, no, that's not the only thing I care about about you. But, yes, I do appreciate a good looking....whoever you are. And now that I think about it, whoever you are, it would be great if we could all just admit that that how you feel about what I just said well, it depends. It depends on who you are, what you do and, yes, how badly you need or want that compliment.

Read more

12:00pm

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Postal Service Will Keep Saturday Mail Delivery After All

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 2:50 pm

A Chicago postal worker protests in support of Saturday mail delivery in February.
John Gress Getty Images

The U.S. Postal Service has backed off a plan to halt Saturday mail delivery, saying that Congress has forced it to continue the service despite massive cost overruns.

In a statement released Wednesday, the USPS Board of Governors said restrictive language included in the latest Continuing Resolution, which keeps the government operating until September in lieu of a budget, prevents it from going ahead with the plan.

Read more

11:58am

Wed April 10, 2013
NPR Story

'My Family Will Never Forget' Says Sister Of Newtown Victim

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Today, we're going to be talking about something that preoccupies many Americans, no more so than since last December. That, of course, is when that awful shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., took place.

Read more

11:58am

Wed April 10, 2013
NPR Story

Gun Control: Why We Can't All Just Get Along

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 12:02 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later in the program, we are going to talk about some provocative new research that sheds some light on how personal relationships play a role in getting a job and we'll talk about how that plays out differently or may play out differently for whites and minorities. That's coming up later in the program.

Read more

Pages