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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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It's All Politics
4:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

N.C. Trial Outcome Could Sway National Voting Rights Measures

People wait in line to vote at the Board of Elections early voting site on Oct. 18, 2012, in Wilson, N.C. The U.S. Justice Department and several groups are suing North Carolina over the sweeping election overhaul it passed two years ago.
Sara D. Davis Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 12:17 pm

A federal trial in Winston-Salem, N.C., that begins Monday will have big implications for voting rights in the state and, potentially, across the country.

The U.S. Justice Department and several groups are suing North Carolina over the sweeping election overhaul it passed two years ago, which narrowed the early voting period, among other provisions.

That early voting window had resulted in a noticeable uptick in the number of minority voters.

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Television
4:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Even Retired Comedians Can't Resist A Few Good Trump Jokes

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

David Letterman returned to comedy at a Friday show in San Antonio, saying that retiring from Late Night before Donald Trump announced his presidential run was "the biggest mistake of my life."

He offered a brand-new Top Ten list, aimed directly at the Donald. Shots taken included:

10 - His toupee is actually the gopher in "Caddyshack."

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It's All Politics
11:49 am
Sun July 12, 2015

White House Hosts Tribal Youth, The 'Heart Of The American Story'

"I know that you may have moments in your lives when you're filled with doubts, or you feel weighed down by history ... But when you start to feel that way, I want you all to remember one simple but powerful truth — that every single one of your lives is precious and sacred, and each of you was put on this earth for a reason," Michelle Obama said addressing the gathering.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 10:38 pm

First lady Michelle Obama spoke to Native youth at the White House last week, saying their customs, values, and discoveries "are at the heart of the American story."

"Yet as we all know, America hasn't always treated your people and your heritage with dignity and respect. Tragically, it's been the opposite," Obama continued.

Obama addressed the inaugural White House Tribal Youth Gathering, which brought together more than 1,000 youths from around the country. The conference featured sessions on safety, health and education, moderated by young people.

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It's All Politics
6:03 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Power of the Pocketbook: Women Gaining Influence As Campaign Donors

Share of presidential campaign donations from women
Center for Responsive Politics

In 1872, Victoria Claflin Woodhull became the first woman to run for president — before women even had the right to vote.

Campaigning as a member of the Equal Rights Party on a platform of women's suffrage and labor reforms, the election came and went without Woodhull receiving any electoral votes, but Woodhull became the first of a small club of women who have run for the United States' highest office.

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It's All Politics
6:03 am
Sun July 12, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Scott Walker

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's rise as a national political star has been swift. He was elected statewide three times in four years.
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Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 1:04 pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will announce his long-expected campaign for president on Monday in Waukesha.

The Republican begins as the favorite in early primary state Iowa, a post he's kept since his rousing speech there in January. He benefits from being the neighboring governor and will look now to carve a path that goes beyond the Hawkeye State. He has vaulted into the top tier of GOP White House hopefuls and is a lock to make the debate stage next month.

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Shots - Health News
6:45 am
Sat July 11, 2015

In Florida, A Former Fast-Food Worker Lands In Medicaid Gap

Dr. Annelys Hernandez (left) checks out Cynthia Louis (right) in Florida International University's Mobile Health Center in Miami on March 3, 2015.
Courtesy of WLRN/Peter Andrew Bosch/Miami Herald

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 10:45 am

The Affordable Care Act got a big boost from the Supreme Court in June. But some states are still dealing with fallout from a previous Supreme Court decision that left it up to states to decide whether or not to expand Medicaid.

In Florida, which opted not to expand, about 850,000 people were left in health care limbo that some call the coverage gap.

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It's All Politics
6:03 am
Sat July 11, 2015

Pot Politics: The Marijuana Business Comes To Washington

Sen. Rand Paul waves to supporters in Denver after he spoke to a closed meeting of cannabis business leaders earlier in the day.
David Zalubowski AP

State by state, the legal marijuana business is slowly gaining ground. The industry is using both an increasingly favorable public opinion toward marijuana and a newly legal cash flow to try to transform itself into a force in national politics.

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Europe
3:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

After Rejecting Referendum, Greeks Feel Betrayed By Latest Bailout Plan

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 7:22 pm

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Performing Arts
3:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Judicial Differences Take Center Stage In 'Scalia V. Ginsburg'

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 7:22 pm

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Commentary
3:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Week In Politics: Confederate Flag, Democratic Presidential Field

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 7:22 pm

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Around the Nation
3:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

S.C. Officials Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 7:22 pm

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Asia
3:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

People Of Myanmar Face Obstacles Ahead Of Fall Elections

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 7:22 pm

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Politics
3:30 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta Resigns After Massive Data Hack

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 7:22 pm

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