Politics

4:59pm

Wed August 12, 2015
The Two-Way

Former President Jimmy Carter Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 6:21 pm

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem on May 2. Carter announced Wednesday that he has cancer.
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Jimmy Carter revealed Wednesday that he has cancer. Carter, 90 released a short statement with the news:

"Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare. A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week."

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4:42pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Politics

Peter Beinart: GOP Uses The Surge To Squash Doubts About The Iraq Invasion

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 6:34 pm

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4:42pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Law

Professor Sues Religious University After Allegedly Being Fired For Getting Pregnant

Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 2:29 pm

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4:42pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Middle East

Diplomatic Activity Offers Glimmer Of Hope On Resolving Syrian Conflict

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 8:06 pm

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4:42pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Europe

White Collar Crime Drives Up London Property Prices

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 7:35 pm

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4:22pm

Wed August 12, 2015
Shots - Health News

'Defunding' Planned Parenthood Is Easier Promised Than Done

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 6:08 pm

The undercover videos purporting to show officials of Planned Parenthood bargaining over the sale of fetal tissue have made the promise to defund the organization one of the most popular refrains of Republicans running for president.

It's actually a much easier promise to make than to fulfill. But that's not slowing down the candidates.

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3:26pm

Wed August 12, 2015
It's All Politics

Rick Perry's Loss Is Ted Cruz's Gain

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 5:29 pm

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (left) support among Republican voters nationally is neither wide nor deep. Meanwhile, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is busily ascending the GOP escalator.
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Tuesday, Rick Perry's campaign announced it could no longer pay his staffers around the country and released them to find other work. His fundraising had dried up. It's potentially an ignominious end to a noteworthy political career that spanned more than 30 years.

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7:21am

Wed August 12, 2015
Politics

Canadian Political Candidate Pulls Out All The Stops In Campaign Ad

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 7:57 am

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Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Ted Cruz can fry bacon on a hot gun, but that's nothing compared to this Canadian candidate.

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WYATT SCOTT: Hey, I'm Wyatt Scott, and I'm running for Parliament...

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7:05am

Wed August 12, 2015
Politics

Jeb Bush Criticizes Obama, Clinton For Spread Of ISIS

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 6:13 pm

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5:07am

Wed August 12, 2015
It's All Politics

Obama Hopes To Seize Momentum For Criminal Justice Reform

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 7:29 pm

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama at the White House on Thursday.
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President Obama's perhaps most notable statement on race came recently in Charleston, S.C. That's where he gave the eulogy for nine African-Americans killed by a white man in a church.

The president has also continued to address the killings of black men at the hands of the police, and he's pushing to reduce the number of prison inmates, who are disproportionately black.

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