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4:51 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Republicans Likely Will Oppose Iran Deal, But Find It Hard To Derail

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 10:25 am

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Governing
4:01 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Swing States Get More Disaster Declarations — Especially Before Elections

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 1:09 pm

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Law
4:01 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Obama Shortens Prison Terms For 46 Drug Offenders, Vows More Commutations

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 12:03 pm

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It's All Politics
6:34 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Vowing To Turn Things Around, Scott Walker Launches Presidential Bid

"Instead of the top-down, government-knows-best approach we hear from politicians in Washington, we need to build the economy from the ground up in a way that is new and fresh, organic and dynamic," Gov. Scott Walker said, announcing his candidacy in Waukesha, Wis.
Morry Gash AP

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 7:14 pm

"I love America." That's how Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kicked off his presidential campaign in Waukesha Monday. He's the latest candidate to join the crowded Republican side, but he enters far from the bottom. He's topping nearly every poll in Iowa and made a strong showing at early gatherings.

And the big three of his announcement, in his words: Reform. Growth. Safety.

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The Two-Way
4:33 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Tired Of Greek Reruns? Understandable, But A New Season Is Beginning

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks with reporters after meeting with eurozone leaders in Brussels on Monday. The leaders reached a tentative agreement on a bailout program that provides cash in exchange for changes in the way the Greek government operates.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 5:18 pm

Is news coverage of Greece wearing you down? Too many deals and deadlines?

It's no wonder. The "Greek debt crisis" has been in progress for nearly six years, making it easy to assume that we're seeing just another crazy episode in a long-running drama.

But European leaders are saying this time it really is different. Here's why:

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It's All Politics
4:23 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Shrinking Paychecks: Hillary Clinton Takes On 2016's Toughest Economic Question

Danielle Kurtzleben NPR

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 9:32 am

In a Monday speech, Hillary Clinton focused on a trend that millions of Americans know all too intimately: declining incomes.

The Clinton campaign is calling the phenomenon of stagnant wages "the defining economic challenge of our time," and as debates and primaries draw ever closer, it's becoming clear that jump-starting Americans' wages is going to be the defining challenge of the election. Candidates are furiously trying to differentiate themselves on how to deal with unstoppable phenomena.

A Recent, Scary Problem

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Politics
4:01 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Clinton Unveils Economic Plan Focusing On Middle Class

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 7:30 pm

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U.S.
3:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 7:30 pm

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And more now on Scott Walker's tenure as governor of Wisconsin. Since he took office, unemployment in his state has fallen and growth has resumed. But critics say Wisconsin's rebound is less impressive than it might seem. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

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Politics
3:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Enters Republican Presidential Race

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 7:30 pm

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Politics
3:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Week In Politics: Walker Enters GOP Race, Clinton's Economic Plan

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 12:41 pm

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It's All Politics
9:38 am
Mon July 13, 2015

New Drug Agency Chief To Revive Take-Back Program

"Probably the most shocking thing to me was the number of people that die every day in the United States from a drug overdose. I knew there was a problem. I knew it was big. I didn't know it was 120 people a day," acting DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg said in his first interview since taking over at the agency.
Dennis Cook AP

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 11:14 am

When Chuck Rosenberg took the top job at the Drug Enforcement Administration two months ago, the longtime prosecutor had a reputation as "Mister Fix It."

The DEA has had a rough time lately — including scandals like agents at sex parties financed by drug cartels. He's now going to be keenly interested in the whereabouts of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who recently escaped from prison.

But there was something else that has really taken Rosenberg's breath away these first few months on the job: drug overdose.

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It's All Politics
7:16 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Scott Walker Is Betting It All On Iowa

An early win for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Iowa could propel him far in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries.
Rainier Ehrhardt AP

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 10:39 am

Scott Walker's path to the presidency runs straight through Iowa — whether he likes it or not.

Ever since an electrifying January speech in the Hawkeye State, the Wisconsin governor has remained the tenuous front-runner in Iowa. He has topped nearly every poll, he has had strong presences at early cattle calls, and his post-announcement tour will be capped by him crisscrossing the state for 11 stops in three days in a Winnebago.

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The Two-Way
6:15 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Scott Walker Sidles Into A Crowded GOP Presidential Field

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Western Conservative Summit, hosted by the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University's think tank, in Denver, last month. Walker is announcing a run for the White House, joining more than a dozen Republicans to enter the 2016 contest.
Brennan Linsley AP

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 5:24 pm

Updated at 6:24 p.m. ET

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Politics
4:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Clinton, Walker, Trump And The Accelerating Ride To 2016

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 11:48 am

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And let's take a look now at political happenings here in the U.S. For that, we're joined, as we are most Mondays, by NPR's Cokie Roberts. Good morning.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

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On Aging
4:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 11:48 am

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