Politics & Government

The Two-Way
4:40 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

The Pope Is About To Weigh In On Climate Change. Not Everyone Is Happy

Pope Francis speaks to crowds gathered Sunday in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 6:42 am

Pope Francis is poised to issue a statement on church doctrine aimed at transforming climate change into a moral imperative for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics — a move that has already put him at odds with political conservatives in the United States.

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Africa
4:40 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Nigerians Express Outrage Over Parliament's 'Wardrobe Allowance'

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 5:27 pm

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Economy
4:40 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Federal Reserve Delays Hike Of Low Interest Rates

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 1:30 pm

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Latin America
4:40 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Haitians Face Deportation From Dominican Republic As Deadline Nears

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 8:26 pm

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

APR Political Commentator Steve Flowers-- "Will The State Gamble on a Lottery?"

There’s an old saying that politics is the art of compromise. It’s possible Alabama anti-tax sentiment will put that belief to the test in a few weeks. Alabama state lawmakers are poised to meet in special session to address a gaping two hundred million dollar hole in the general fund budget. APR political commentator Steve Flowers talks about possible solutions that nobody in Montgomery seems to like

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The Two-Way
2:45 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Yes, Your Car Loan Will Still Be Cheap As Fed Holds Rates Low

Lincoln Mercury vehicles at a dealership lot in Sterling Heights, Mich.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 3:48 pm

The Federal Reserve's policymakers Wednesday held steady on interest rates — and gave no specific time frame for when they might change course.

That was the expected outcome of their two-day meeting.

But this changed: The policymakers seemed a bit more optimistic about the U.S. economy. Their statement said that while inflation is very low, "economic activity has been expanding moderately."

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It's All Politics
1:00 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

The Problem With Donald Trump's One-Page Summary On His Wealth

Donald Trump displays a copy of a summary of his net worth during his presidential announcement Tuesday.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 4:56 pm

Just how much is Donald Trump worth?

"I'm really rich," Trump declared during his presidential announcement Tuesday in New York at Trump Tower, one of the many buildings around the world donning his name.

But just how rich has always been a question. It was one before the real-estate mogul declared for president and, well, it remains a big question afterward, too, despite Trump holding up a one-page form declaring he is worth roughly $9 billion.

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Politics
12:38 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Whatever Happened To The Debate Over Use Of Force Against ISIS?

In February, President Obama asked the U.S. Congress to authorize military force to "degrade and defeat" Islamic State forces in the Middle East.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 5:08 pm

This post was updated at 4:45 p.m. ET

If you've wondered what happened to President Obama's request for congressional authorization for military action against ISIS, you are not alone. Some members of Congress have grown impatient enough that they have tried to force leadership in the House and Senate to act.

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Politics
8:32 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Paul Ryan: Trade Deal Will Help U.S. 'Set The Standards For The Global Economy'

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is interviewed for TV in September 2014.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 11:49 am

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.) says approving a massive trade package sought by President Obama will allow the U.S. to "write the rules" of the global economy. Parts of the package are now in limbo in the House.

Ryan spoke with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about the trade deal and about Trade Promotion Authority, also known as fast-track, which would allow the president to negotiate the trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and then have Congress pass it with an up-or-down vote.

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The Two-Way
7:21 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Neil Young Is Displeased That Donald Trump Was 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Neil Young says he supports Bernie Sanders — and that Donald Trump shouldn't have used his song "Rockin' in the Free World." He's seen here performing in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Larry Busacca Getty Images for NARAS

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 4:27 pm

When Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he's running for president, the soundtrack at the Trump Tower event was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly. But afterward, Young said Trump had used the song without permission — and that he's a Bernie Sanders guy, anyway.

Young's manager released a statement saying:

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Politics
5:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Jeb Bush Begins Mission To Win-Over New Hampshire Voters

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 7:06 pm

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Race
5:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Rachel Dolezal's Story Sparks Questions About 'How People Experience Race'

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 7:06 pm

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A national conversation about race grew louder today with these four words - I identify as black. They were spoken by Rachel Dolezal in an interview this morning with NBC's "Today Show."

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It's All Politics
4:13 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Growing Up In Protected Americana, Hillary Clinton Looked Outside The Cocoon

Hillary Clinton, featured in a high school yearbook with the student council.
Tamara Keith NPR

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 8:05 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.

Hillary Clinton's family moved to Park Ridge, Ill., in 1950 when she was a toddler. It's a quiet, upper middle-class suburb of Chicago — except for all the airplanes.

"Park Ridge is right under O'Hare [International Airport]," said Ernie Rickets, who grew up with Clinton. "It's in the final approach"

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National Security
3:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

White House Announces 'Cybersecurity Sprint' In Response To OPM Hack

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 7:06 pm

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Politics
3:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Donald Trump Jumps Into GOP Presidential Race

Originally published on Fri June 19, 2015 1:05 pm

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