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3:33 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Rand Paul Vows To 'Take Our Country Back' In Presidential Candidacy Speech

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 6:54 pm

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Intelligence Squared U.S.
11:30 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

Two teams face off in a debate over the extent of the president's war powers at the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.
Samuel LaHoz Intelligence Squared U.S.

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. But did he have constitutional power to do so?

Article I of the Constitution gives some war powers to the Congress — namely, the power to declare war — while Article II gives the president the power of commander-in-chief. But the U.S. Congress has not declared war since World War II, even as the nation has engaged in numerous military actions across the globe in the intervening decades.

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It's All Politics
8:03 am
Tue April 7, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul examines a patient's eyes in his Bowling Green, Ky., office in 2010. Paul, an ophthalmologist, worked on his father's campaign while in medical school.
Joe Imel AP

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 12:43 pm

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced his bid for the White House Tuesday on his website. The 52-year-old former ophthalmologist's libertarian roots sets him apart from the expansive field of Republican hopefuls, most notably in foreign policy and issues like defense spending.

His father Ron Paul, also a physician, gained notoriety in the late-1980s as a presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, but there are signs the younger Paul is moving more mainstream Republican.

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The Two-Way
6:32 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul Announces 2016 Presidential Run

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., listens to a question at the Epoch Restaurant in Exeter, N.H., on March 21. Paul announced his presidential run today in Louisville, Ky.
Cheryl Senter AP

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 11:42 am

Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced today that he will seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

"I have a message — a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words," he told supporters in Louisville, Ky. "We've come to take our country back."

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It's All Politics
6:03 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Can Libertarian Rand Paul Win A Republican Primary?

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. walks from the stage after speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 10:16 am

Rand Paul is not like other potential presidential candidates.

The Kentucky senator, who announced his candidacy for the White House on Tuesday morning, doesn't fit neatly into the molds of either party.

Socially liberal on issues of crime and punishment — especially when it comes to drug sentencing — against a federal ban on same-sex marriage, and no foreign policy hawk, he's not your prototypical Republican.

As a fiscal conservative and an opponent of abortion rights, though, he's certainly no Democrat either.

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Politics
5:28 am
Tue April 7, 2015

In NPR Interview, Obama Answers Critics Of Iran Nuclear Framework

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 6:36 am

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The Two-Way
4:37 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama at the White House on Monday.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 11:37 am

I've rarely seen President Obama speak in such definite terms on a thorny issue as he did yesterday about the nuclear agreement with Iran.

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Around the Nation
4:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 1:04 pm

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Politics
4:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 6:36 am

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Politics
4:03 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview On Iran Nuclear Deal

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on April 6 at the White House.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

NPR's interview with President Obama focuses on the pact the U.S. and allied nations recently negotiated with Iran. The framework requires the nation to reduce its nuclear capacity in exchange for the lifting of some international sanctions.

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It's All Politics
4:03 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Obama To Scott Walker: 'Bone Up On Foreign Policy'

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, President Obama said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is advocating a "foolish approach" to Iran and that he should "bone up on foreign policy."
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 2:08 pm

This post was updated at 10:30 a.m. E.T.

Anyone who thinks President Obama will shy away from presidential politics in 2016, think again.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Framework Deal Raises Questions About Inspection Of Iranian Nuclear Sites

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:48 pm

NPR's Melissa Block interviews David Albright, a former nuclear inspector and founder of the Institute for Science and International Security, about what needs to be in a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program and how inspections would work.

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Around the Nation
4:14 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

In Ferguson, Some Voters Hope City Council Election Brings Change

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:48 pm

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The Two-Way
9:08 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Report: Jeb Bush Self-Identified As Hispanic On Voter Application In '09

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, arrive at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference on April 18, 2013, in Coral Gables, Fla.
Wilfredo Lee AP

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 1:32 pm

Updated at 11:39 a.m.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his son Jeb Bush Jr. have responded to a news report that the likely Republican presidential candidate self-identified as Hispanic in a 2009 voter-registration application.

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NPR Story
3:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Next Stage For Iran Nuclear Talks Faces Multiple Challenges

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:43 am

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