Politics

7:48pm

Wed June 24, 2015
The Two-Way

'You're In My House': Obama Shuts Down Heckler At White House

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 12:26 pm

Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama share a laugh after a heckler was removed from the East Room of the White House during a reception to celebrate LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday.
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President Obama was addressing same-sex marriage in a speech in the East Room of the White House when he was interrupted by a pro-immigration campaigner.

Obama seemed less patient than he has been in the past, telling the heckler, who called for a halt to all deportations, to leave.

"Hold on a sec," Obama said. "OK. You know what. Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah. No, no, no, no.

"Hey, listen, you're in my house," he added, to cheers from the audience.

Here's the video of the exchange, courtesy of C-Span.

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6:49pm

Wed June 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Bernie Sanders Walks A Fine Line On Gun Control

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 2:08 pm

"I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law abiding people," the 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful said to NPR.
Lydia Thompson NPR

In the wake of last week's Charleston, S.C., church shootings, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders explained his competing concerns between gun rights and gun safety.

"I think guns and gun control is an issue that needs to be discussed," Sanders told NPR's David Greene in an interview airing on Thursday's Morning Edition. "Let me add to that, I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law abiding people."

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5:51pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Politics

Strength Of Governors In Presidential Races Takes A Dip In 2016

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:27 pm

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5:23pm

Wed June 24, 2015
World

Australia Allegedly Paid Smugglers To Reverse Boat Of Indonesian Migrants

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

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5:23pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Around the Nation

Changing Demographics Influenced Shift In Southern Political Landscape

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

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5:23pm

Wed June 24, 2015
National Security

Mother Of Son Who Was Held Hostage: 'I Was Very Moved By The President'

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

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5:23pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Politics

Federal Employees Criticize Government Response To Massive Data Breach

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

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5:23pm

Wed June 24, 2015
National Security

Obama Announces Change In U.S. Policy On American Hostages

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

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More than 80 Americans have been held hostage by overseas groups since 9/11. Families of some of those hostages have accused the government of turning its back on them. Today, President Obama promised that will change.

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4:50pm

Wed June 24, 2015
The Two-Way

Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Legislation, 60-38

Originally published on Thu June 25, 2015 7:29 am

The Senate handed President Obama a huge victory Wednesday afternoon, giving him final approval of legislation that enhances his power to negotiate trade deals.

The bill needed just 51 votes, but passed 60-38, making it look almost easy.

But earlier this month, the legislation granting Trade Promotion Authority seemed likely to die because of fierce opposition from many Democrats and some Republicans. Various legislative maneuvers were employed to set back the measure.

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3:14pm

Wed June 24, 2015
The Two-Way

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Announces Presidential Run

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 6:03 pm

Updated at 5:57 p.m. ET

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday that he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination, joining an already-crowded GOP field.

"My approach is different from most of the other people running for president," Jindal said in New Orleans hours after announcing his run on Twitter. "The United States of America was made great by people who get things done. Not lots of talk or entertaining speeches.

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