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All Tech Considered
5:06 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwidth to customers.
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Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:01 pm

In Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Obama offered a number of ideas for improving the economy. Among them was a nod to the role the Internet plays in economic development.

"I intend to protect a free and open Internet, extend its reach to every classroom, and every community, and help folks build the fastest networks," Obama said.

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It's All Politics
4:48 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Republican SOTU Responses: Immigration No, But Inmigración Sí

Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo gave the Spanish-language response to President Obama's State of the Union address. He included his support for an immigration overhaul. The English response was silent on the issue.
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Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:47 pm

What do you have when the State of the Union response is assigned to an English-only advocate — but then is reprised in Spanish by someone who supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants here unlawfully?

You have some explaining to do, that's what.

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It's All Politics
4:40 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Meet The YouTube Stars Who Will Interview The President

Self-proclaimed "Queen of YouTube" GloZell Green.
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Two days after the State of the Union address, President Obama will sit down for a round of unusual interviews. There's a good chance he'll get a question that none of his predecessors have ever had to answer.

One distinct possibility: "Mr. President, is you OK? Is you good? 'Cuz I wanted to know."

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Politics
4:11 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Rep. Van Hollen: Obama's Focused On Helping Middle Class

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 6:00 pm

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Politics
4:11 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Sen. Jeff Flake: Republicans Can Work With President On Trade

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 6:00 pm

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Politics
4:11 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Obama Draws Battle Lines In State Of The Union Address

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 6:00 pm

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Economy
4:11 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of The Union

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:00 pm

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Latin America
4:11 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Historic Diplomatic Talks Begin In Cuba

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 6:00 pm

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The Two-Way
1:00 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Boehner Invites Israel's Netanyahu To Address Congress On Iran

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 1:55 pm

House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on Iran on Feb. 11. The White House, which was not consulted about the invitation, called it a departure from diplomatic protocol.

NPR's Ailsa Chang tells our Newscast unit that Boehner, R-Ohio, defended his decision not to consult with the White House.

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Newscast
9:53 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Impact Alabama, Senior Bowl and Disaster Loan Deadlines

Sarah Louise Smith, Executive Director of Impact Alabama

It’s tax season and university students across the state are rolling up their sleeves to help taxpayers manage all the paperwork.

The group Impact Alabama has opened help centers to assist families with children who earn fifty two thousand dollars a year or less. Families without children to make less than twenty thousand dollars also qualify for assistance.

Sarah Louise Smith is the Executive Director of Impact Alabama. She says families get tax tips and the student volunteers gain experience working with customers.

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Politics
6:43 am
Wed January 21, 2015

I'm Over The Moon Obama Brought Up Broadband, Sen. Heitkamp Says

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:40 am

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All morning, we're hearing reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address. We're joined now by Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Welcome to the program.

SENATOR HEIDI HEITKAMP: Good morning, Renee.

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Politics
6:43 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Rep. Cole: Obama Used Tax Issue For Partisan Advantage

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:40 am

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Politics
5:50 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Obama's Speech Included Historic Words

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:40 am

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The Two-Way
5:42 am
Wed January 21, 2015

An Emboldened Obama Makes The Case For Middle-Class Economics

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington on Tuesday.
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Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:55 am

Updated at 9:44 a.m. ET

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Politics
5:31 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Obama Lays Out Ambitious Agenda In Address To Nation

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:52 pm

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