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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:12:00 -0400

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:31:00 -0400

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:29:00 -0400

Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.

Obama: Your Question, Ms. Keith?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:46:00 -0400

I had been NPR's White House correspondent for four months. On Thursday, I asked my first question at a presidential press conference. This is how it happened.

Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:00 -0400

Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.

Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:00 -0400

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.

Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:32 -0400

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:57:07 -0400

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:55:54 -0400

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:51:42 -0400

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:40:00 -0400

As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.

Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:36:02 -0400

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.

Updated Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Estimates

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:09:00 -0400

President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.