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Politics
7:44 am
Mon July 20, 2015

Trump Takes A Shot At John McCain, And Republicans Push Back

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 8:37 pm

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In American presidential politics, a single utterance, a single moment can set off a firestorm. That's what happened this weekend in Iowa.

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The Two-Way
7:42 am
Mon July 20, 2015

Sen. John McCain: Trump Owes Vets, Not Him, An Apology

Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona.
Alex Brandon AP

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 10:39 am

Sen. John McCain took the high road on Monday, saying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not owe him an apology.

Trump, McCain said during an interview with MSNBC, "owes an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone a prison experience in serving their country."

"The great honor of my life was to serve in the company of heroes," McCain said. "I'm not a hero."

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NPR Story
5:09 am
Mon July 20, 2015

How Should Republicans Deal With Donald Trump?

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 7:40 am

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Politics
4:12 pm
Sun July 19, 2015

Assessing The Fallout From Trump's McCain Comments

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 1:30 pm

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The Two-Way
11:43 am
Sun July 19, 2015

Trump Doubles Down On McCain Criticism, Refusing To Apologize

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday.
Nati Harnik AP

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 2:56 pm

Veterans groups have added to the chorus of condemnation against Donald Trump — much of it coming from within his own party — following disparaging remarks the real-estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate made about Sen. John McCain's war record.

And Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America:

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Latin America
6:44 am
Sun July 19, 2015

Former Cuba Diplomat Feels Joy, Relief As Havana Embassy Reopens

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 8:35 am

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Politics
6:44 am
Sun July 19, 2015

What Trump's Candidacy Means For The GOP

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 4:21 pm

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The Two-Way
2:37 pm
Sat July 18, 2015

Trump Lashes Out At McCain: 'I Like People Who Weren't Captured'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday.
Nati Harnik AP

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took an ongoing feud with Sen. John McCain to a new level today, mocking the former GOP nominee for having been a prisoner of war and calling him a "loser" for failing to win the White House in 2008.

"He was a war hero because he was captured," Trump said at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.

"I like people who weren't captured," the current Republican front-runner told political consultant Frank Luntz, who hosted the event.

"He lost and let us down," Trump said. "I've never liked him as much after that."

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Business
9:13 am
Sat July 18, 2015

From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

It could be a bumpy road ahead for Congress — not least because, well, they'll have to find ways to fund fixes for old, bumpy roads.
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Originally published on Sat July 18, 2015 1:47 pm

Temperatures soar, flowers bloom and the sun rises early. On these long summer days, there still seems to be plenty of time for achieving your 2015 goals.

But not if you are a business lobbyist. For you, time is short.

Here's what you want by Christmas: a Pacific Rim trade deal; an updated No Child Left Behind Act; revival of the Export-Import Bank; long-term highway funding and a completed federal budget.

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Politics
6:44 am
Sat July 18, 2015

Five Candidates, One Stage: Democrats Deliver Their 2016 Pitches

Originally published on Sat July 18, 2015 4:23 pm

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It's All Politics
6:34 am
Sat July 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton Returns To A Very Different Arkansas

Hillary Clinton and her husband, Bill Clinton, celebrate his victory in the Democratic runoff for Arkansas Governor on June 8, 1982 in Little Rock, Ark. Clinton defeated former Lt. Gov. Joe Purcell.
AP

Hillary Clinton may find you can't go home again when she returns to Arkansas Saturday night.

The 2016 hopeful returns to Razorback State for the first time since she announced her second bid for president, keynoting the Arkansas Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Little Rock.

But the state is hardly politically recognizable to the one that first launched the Clinton name to national political prominence and where she served as first lady for 12 years.

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Commentary
3:03 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

Week In Politics: Iran Nuclear Deal And Presidential Campaigns

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 6:39 pm

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The Iran deal dominated the week in politics, starting with President Obama's announcement Tuesday morning.

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It's All Politics
10:44 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Now On The National Stage, Scott Walker Is Still A Guy From Delavan

Delavan, Wis., is home to giant circus animal statues that commemorate a quirky history as the place where circus companies wintered.
Don Gonyea NPR

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 10:42 am

This story is part of NPR's series Journey Home. We're going to the places presidential candidates call home and finding out what those places tell us about how they see the world.

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Race
4:36 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 6:55 am

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It's All Politics
4:03 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Can Walker Hit South Carolina's Sweet Spot?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to an overflow crowd in the Mutt's BBQ parking lot in Mauldin, S.C., after more than 500 showed up for his speech in Upstate South Carolina.
Courtesy Walker campaign

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 10:29 am

Scorching temperatures near the triple digits weren't driving away the 325 people gathered to hear Scott Walker speak at a Lexington, S.C., barbecue joint Wednesday.

Packed under an open-air porch with fans that were hardly helping, the heat didn't seem to affect the enthusiasm for the Wisconsin governor on just his second day as an announced presidential candidate — and it's the type of excitement he'll need to generate to win the important South Carolina GOP primary.

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