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7:43am

Sat August 15, 2015
Politics

Jeb Bush Offers His Prescription For Iraq

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 8:32 am

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4:42pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Politics

Iowa State Fair Goers Grill Jeb Bush On Brother's Role In Iraq

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 7:17 pm

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4:29pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Politics

Secretary Of State John Kerry Raises Flag At Reopened U.S. Embassy In Cuba

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 6:21 pm

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4:29pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Commentary

Week In Politics: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ferguson, Mo.

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 6:21 pm

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And with more on the week in politics, joining me are David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, and, sitting in for the vacationing E.J. Dionne, Suzy Khimm, senior editor at The New Republic.

Good to see you both here.

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4:29pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Asia

Japanese Prime Minister Expresses 'Profound Grief' For WWII Aggression

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 6:21 pm

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1:58pm

Fri August 14, 2015
It's All Politics

Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population?

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 3:14 pm

A Planned Parenthood location in New York City. The organization is a presidential-campaign target.
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Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Fox News Wednesday that Planned Parenthood puts most of its clinics in black neighborhoods to "control the population" and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, "was not particularly enamored with black people."

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10:26am

Fri August 14, 2015
It's All Politics

Are There Kernels Of Truth In Latest Iowa Poll? Maybe Not

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 3:43 pm

The Federal Election Commission might not approve the methods of WHO-TV's Corn Caucus at the Iowa State Fair. But voting in jars does allow for transparency.
Don Gonyea NPR

There are highly scientific polls, with careful attention paid to sample size and demographics.

There are robopolls where computers make the calls and interview those who pick up the phone.

There are those cable TV polls where viewers are asked to "call this number and tell us who you like."

And then there's the Corn Caucus, sponsored by WHO-TV in Des Moines, every presidential election season at the Iowa State Fair.

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5:10am

Fri August 14, 2015
It's All Politics

At Clinton Event, An Emotional Conversation On Substance Use

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 4:35 pm

At Hillary Clinton's event, Carl Babbitt raised his hand high until Clinton called on him to tell his story. Here, Babbitt holds two photos of himself — one from when he was 29, in prison serving time for murder.
Tamara Keith NPR

New Hampshire is in the throes of a drug epidemic driven by prescription opioids and heroin.

"The state of New Hampshire loses a citizen to an overdose death about every day," said Tym Rourke, chairman of the New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

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5:25pm

Thu August 13, 2015
Around the Nation

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon On Ferguson: 'We've Listened, We've Learned'

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 6:55 pm

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This past week, residents of Ferguson, Mo., and demonstrators from far afield mark the anniversary of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. There were angry-but-peaceful protests.

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5:18pm

Thu August 13, 2015
Middle East

'New York Times': Islamic State Uses Quran To Justify Rape Of Yazidi Women

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 11:12 pm

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