Politics

7:03am

Tue August 11, 2015
It's All Politics

Where Presidential Candidates Stand On Climate Change

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 9:55 am

In 2007, Bernie Sanders took part in a Vermont walk for "Step It Up 2007," a movement aimed at reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050.
Alden Pellett AP

Last week, President Obama released a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Climate change has also been cropping up on the presidential campaign trail — both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have released their own proposals.

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6:42am

Tue August 11, 2015
Media

Donald Trump's On Again Off Again Relationship With Fox News

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 8:17 am

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5:01am

Tue August 11, 2015
NPR Ed

How Going To College Could Change Under Hillary Clinton's New Plan

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 1:45 pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits Trident Technical College on June 17 during a campaign stop in North Charleston, S.C.
David Goldman AP

This week Hillary Clinton released a big, complicated campaign proposal she calls the New College Compact. It's stuffed with ideas that have been brought up by other presidential candidates, both to the left and the right: free tuition (Bernie Sanders); debt-free college (Martin O'Malley); more affordable student loan repayment (Marco Rubio); and lowering costs overall (Jeb Bush).

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5:01am

Tue August 11, 2015
It's All Politics

Obama On Iran Deal: 'Attitudes Will Change'

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 10:49 am

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama at the White House on Thursday.
Morgan Walker NPR

President Obama says his agreement over Iran's nuclear program — while facing fierce criticism in Congress and among the American public now — will look better in years to come.

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5:44pm

Mon August 10, 2015
National Security

U.S. Air Force To Send Warplanes To Europe For Training Missions

Originally published on Mon August 10, 2015 7:36 pm

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5:44pm

Mon August 10, 2015
World

U.S. Consulate Targeted As Violent Attacks Sweep Across Turkey

Originally published on Mon August 10, 2015 7:36 pm

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4:33pm

Mon August 10, 2015
Politics

Democrats Sound Similar Alarm On College Affordability

Originally published on Mon August 10, 2015 7:36 pm

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4:33pm

Mon August 10, 2015
Race

Bernie Sanders Releases Racial Justice Plan After Black Lives Matter Protests

Originally published on Mon August 10, 2015 11:23 pm

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4:33pm

Mon August 10, 2015
National Security

Scientists Write Letter To Obama Praising Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 3:37 pm

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2:21pm

Mon August 10, 2015
Politics

Block The Vote: A Journalist Discusses Voting Rights And Restrictions

Originally published on Mon August 10, 2015 3:37 pm

A poll worker hands out "I Voted Today" stickers in Washington, D.C., in 2012. Journalist Ari Berman says a 2013 Supreme Court ruling opened the door for new voting restrictions that disproportionately affect poor people, young people and people of color.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act outlawed literacy tests and other measures that had prevented African-Americans from voting. After its passage, Congress amended the act four times to increase its scope.

But in 2013, a Supreme Court decision blocked the act's enforcement provision, which opened the door for states to pass new voting restrictions. Journalist Ari Berman says that many of the new restrictions discriminate against poor people, young people and people of color.

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