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5:26pm

Tue April 14, 2015
Politics

Presidential Campaign Logos Reach New Level Of Sophistication

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:45 pm

From water bottles and bumper stickers, to fundraising emails and Twitter accounts, the logos of the 2016 presidential candidates will soon be plastered across the country. Graphic designer Armin Vit tells NPR about the designs so far.

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Tue April 14, 2015
Politics

Presidential Candidates Move Away From Public Financing

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:45 pm

You can still check the box on your 1040 federal income tax return and earmark $3 for presidential public financing. This Watergate-era reform was supposed to push big money out of presidential politics, but so far this cycle, not many people have checked it.

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5:26pm

Tue April 14, 2015
Politics

Senate Panel Backs Bill To Allow Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 5:49 am

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously voted Tuesday in support of a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Something unusual took place on Capitol Hill this afternoon.

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5:26pm

Tue April 14, 2015
Law

Immigrant-Rights Activists In Seattle Claim Victory In Child Deportation Case

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:45 pm

A federal judge in Seattle has given immigrant advocates a victory. He is allowing a challenge to move forward dealing with the Obama Administration's effort to fast-track deportation hearings for immigrant children.

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4:21pm

Tue April 14, 2015
Politics

Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Presidential Campaign With First Events In Iowa

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 5:48 am

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4:21pm

Tue April 14, 2015
Politics

Helping Bridge Congress' Iran Divide, Sen. Ben Cardin Moves Into Spotlight

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:45 pm

Cardin, right, confers with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. during a committee markup meeting on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday.
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It was a fluke that turned Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland into the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez got hit with criminal charges and gave the rank up. Now, just two weeks into his new gig, Cardin has helped bridge the divide on legislation letting Congress weigh in on a nuclear deal with Iran. The bill thrust a man without flash or hubris into the spotlight.

The way his rabbi puts it, Democrat Ben Cardin isn't how you'd picture a senator.

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4:21pm

Tue April 14, 2015
Iraq

Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight Against Islamic State

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:45 pm

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C., where he is meeting with President Obama to try to gain support in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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4:17pm

Tue April 14, 2015
The Two-Way

White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 5:22 pm

President Obama with Cuban President Raul Castro during their historic meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City. The Obama administration announced Tuesday it will remove Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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The Obama administration announced Tuesday it will remove Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a major step in normalizing relations between the two countries. The announcement comes just days after a meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro at a summit in Panama.

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1:11pm

Tue April 14, 2015
It's All Politics

How Candidates Announce Can Say A Lot About Their Campaigns

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 1:57 pm

Hillary Clinton announced her run for the president in a highly produced campaign video.
Hillary Clinton campaign announcement video

Now that Democrat Hillary Clinton has officially launched her presidential campaign, the 2016 race for the White House is underway.

The GOP got its third entrant in what is shaping up to be a crowded field when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his bid Monday.

How and where a candidate chooses to roll out a campaign can say a lot about the type of race he or she intends to run, at least in the early going.

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7:10am

Tue April 14, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama Would Sign Compromise Iran Bill As It Stands, White House Says

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:17 pm

Update at 7:02 p.m. ET. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Compromise Iran Bill

In a 19-0 vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation that would give Congress a formal role in negotiations over a nuclear deal with Iran. The Associated Press reports the bill "is likely to clear both houses of Congress," and is "expected to come before the full Senate as soon as next week."

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