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3:11 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

After Years Of GOP Support, Cuban-Americans Become More Democratic

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 5:53 pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Guillermo Grenier, a sociology professor at Florida International University, about the likelihood that Cuban Americans will support a Republican candidate with a hard line towards softening U.S. relations with Cuba. He is leading a multi-year survey tracking the political attitudes of Cuban Americans.

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Asia
3:11 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Chinese Women's Rights Activists Released From Jail

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 5:53 pm

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Politics
3:11 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Senators To Review Bill Designed To Limit Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 5:53 pm

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will review a bill Tuesday that intends to give Congress a voice on the Iran nuclear agreement. The bill would take away the president's power to lift sanctions on Iran for 60 days after an agreement is reached, so Congress would have time to review it.

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Technology
3:11 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Russia Bans Some Internet Memes That Mock Public Figures

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 5:53 pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kevin Rothrock, who wrote the article, "The Kremlin has declared war on memes" for Global Voices and Quartz. He talks about the Russian ruling banning the use of a public figure's image in a meme if it has nothing to do with the celebrity's "personality."

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Politics
3:11 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Clinton Announcement Video Alludes To Unfairness Of American Life

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 5:53 pm

In announcing her run for president, Hillary Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top." NPR's Robert Siegel talks to pollster Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center about whether Americans agree with her.

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Politics
3:11 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

After Low-Key Announcement, Hillary Clinton Heads To Iowa

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 5:53 pm

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It's All Politics
2:12 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Who Needs One SuperPAC When You Can Have Four?

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign recently leaked claims that the four superPACs backing him would pull in $31 million in the campaign's first week.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 12:59 pm

As Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., prepared for his official announcement of a White House run, so had Conservative Solutions PAC. It's a superPAC focused exclusively on helping Rubio reach his goal.

Technically, Conservative Solutions has no ties to Rubio. His campaign can't coordinate messages or strategy with it.

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It's All Politics
1:07 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

7 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

Rubio in 2008 as Florida House speaker, unveiling a portrait that would hang in the House chamber.
Phil Coale AP

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 4:32 pm

This post was updated at 6:15 p.m. ET

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced his bid for president Monday, was elected in 2010 as a Tea Party favorite. He's now trying to position himself as someone who represents a broad cross section of the Republican Party.

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It's All Politics
5:03 am
Mon April 13, 2015

'Hillary Clinton' Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The Rodham?

Hillary Clinton is running with all the advantages and challenges of someone who has been in the public eye for more than two decades.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 1:14 pm

When the former senator, secretary of state and first lady announced for president on Sunday she smiled into the camera and said, "I'm Hillary Clinton."

Those who were hoping for a return of Hillary's family name, "Rodham," as part of her public identity might have felt some disappointment. For many of her admirers, Hillary Rodham Clinton was the embodiment of aspiration for a woman in public life. This was the woman they wanted to elevate to the White House in her own right.

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Politics
4:25 am
Mon April 13, 2015

2016 Presidential Field Expands; Obama Returns From Americas Summit

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:00 am

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It's All Politics
3:03 am
Mon April 13, 2015

With A Handshake And More, Obama Shifts U.S.-Latin America Policy

President Obama, seen shaking hands with Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, engaged in the first substantive face-to-face U.S.-Cuba talks in more than 50 years.
Scott Horsley NPR

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 12:40 pm

The hemispheric summit meeting that just wrapped up in Panama was the first to include the president of Cuba.

But even if Raul Castro and his brother Fidel were kept out of sight at past Summits of the Americas, they were never out of mind.

Six years ago, President Obama stood on a rooftop in Trinidad, talking with reporters about his first summit. Scott Wilson, a Washington Post correspondent with lots of Latin-America experience, asked the president what he'd learned from listening to his fellow leaders.

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Politics
3:01 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Marco Rubio Expected To Announce Presidential Bid

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:00 am

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2:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

SuperPACS Are Back And They Are More Powerful Than Ever

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:00 pm

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It's All Politics
2:40 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Rubio's Path To The Nomination, And 3 Obstacles In His Way

Marco Rubio celebrates onstage with his family in 2010 after winning his U.S. Senate seat in Florida when he was just 39 years old. Now, he's expected to embark on a run for president.
Alan Diaz AP

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 5:09 am

Marco Rubio, the charismatic, Hispanic, young (and even younger-looking) freshman senator from Florida is launching his campaign for the White House Monday in Miami.

Rubio, 43, will be entering a growing field of candidates. Right now, he's considered a second-tier candidate, polling behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the man Rubio has called a mentor.

That could change once he gets in. Rubio's advisers believe he has a path to the nomination, with assets few other candidates can match.

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World
1:52 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Britain Backs Away From World Stage In Lead-Up To Elections

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on April 12, 2015 in Cheltenham, England. Britain goes to the polls in a general election on May 7. But campaign slogans and speeches — from Cameron and his rivals — won't carry many references to international affairs.
WPA Pool Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:00 am

In war and in diplomacy, Great Britain has always been a global leader. Next to the United States, it had the largest footprint in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade.

But now, something has changed. The United Kingdom is pulling back from the world stage.

Take recent meetings of European leaders, for example. This may be the most unstable time in Europe since the end of the Cold War, as Russia has seized Crimea and is supporting a war in Eastern Ukraine.

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It's All Politics
8:29 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Clinton Announces Presidential Campaign, Hops In A Van To Iowa

A replica of "The Mystery Machine" van used in the Scooby Doo cartoon series parked at the L.A. Festival of Books in 2012. Hillary Clinton is traveling to Iowa in a van she calls her "Scooby" van.
Doug Kline flickr/Creative Commons

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 2:01 pm

At around the same time that Hillary Clinton's campaign team in Brooklyn, N.Y., was hitting "send" on the emails and tweets that officially launched Clinton's presidential campaign, the former first lady was hitting the road — in a van.

Clinton was scheduled to be in Iowa on Tuesday, but instead of flying, she decided she wanted to pack up a van — which she refers to as the "Scooby" van because of its resemblance to the van from the Scooby Doo cartoon — and chat with people along the way.

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Politics
3:25 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Presidential Announcements Offer Insight Into How Candidates Run

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 4:43 pm

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Hillary Clinton formally announced her run for the White House today online.

(SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO, "GETTING STARTED")

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Right now, I'm applying for jobs.

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The Two-Way
1:44 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

It's Official: Hillary Clinton Announces Presidential Run

Hillary Clinton announces her candidacy.
Hillary Clinton campaign

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 2:26 pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today that she is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination for the 2016 election.

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It's All Politics
1:34 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton, Polarizing Or Misunderstood, Jumps Into Race For President

Hillary Clinton has described herself as the most famous person you don't really know. And as she launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be reintroducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.
Mel Evans AP

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 2:14 pm

Hillary Clinton officially launched the campaign everyone has been expecting for months — years, really. She's running for president and to finally break open that glass ceiling she famously said her last campaign put "18 million cracks" in.

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Politics
5:25 am
Sun April 12, 2015

Clinton To Roll Out Her Campaign On The Small Stage

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 9:01 am

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Politics
5:25 am
Sun April 12, 2015

Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

President Barack Obama smiles as he looks over towards Cuban President Raul Castro during their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama on Saturday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 9:01 am

President Obama says when it comes to Cuba, "the United States will not be imprisoned by the past."

Obama met for about an hour on Saturday with Cuban President Raul Castro. It was the first face-to-face meeting between the two countries' leaders in more than half a century.

When the sit-down finally happened — after months of behind-the-scenes negotiation — even the leaders seemed surprised.

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National Security
4:09 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

New START Nuke Deal With Russia May Be Aging — But It's Not Over

President Obama speaks beside Russian President Dmitry Medvedev after signing New START documents in 2010. Now five years old, that treaty has taken on renewed relevance in light of the framework nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran.
Joe Klamar AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 7:04 pm

The tentative deal limiting Iran's nuclear program has gotten a lot of attention since it came together on April 2. It's shaping up to be a major test of the Obama administration's ability to finesse both negotiations abroad and politics on the home front. But this won't be the first time.

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The Two-Way
6:21 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Obama, Castro Sit For Historic Meeting At Americas Summit

Cuban President Raul Castro and President Obama shake hands as they meet on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, on Saturday. It was the first substantive talk between leaders of the two countries in more than five decades.
Pool Scott Horsley

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 4:07 pm

Updated at 4:55 p.m. ET

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro today moved an important step closer to normalizing relations between their nations after decades of Cold War rival animosity, sitting down for the first substantive meeting in more than 50 years between leaders of the two countries.

Obama and Castro shook hands and exchanged pleasantries for a second time at the Summit of the Americas being held in Panama City.

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Politics
6:17 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Obama, Castro Shake Hands Ahead Of Historic Meeting Saturday

President Obama talks with Cuban counterpart Raul Castro before Friday's inauguration of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City.
Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 8:54 am

It's the handshake some have waited more than 50 years for. And the handshake some hoped would never happen.

President Obama greeted Cuban President Raul Castro at a summit meeting in Panama Friday night. Their handshake helped crystalize the diplomatic thaw that began in December, when Obama declared an end to decades of official hostility.

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Politics
5:43 am
Sat April 11, 2015

With Paul, Cruz and Clinton On The Verge, 2016 Election Takes Shape

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 8:54 am

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3:03 am
Sat April 11, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton in June 1969 at the Rodham family home. She was featured in a Life magazine story called "The Class of '69."
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Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 11:44 am

Many Americans have a pre-formed opinion of Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy for president this weekend. Call it a blessing — or, simply, an inevitable effect — of being in the public eye for so long. But Clinton has long implied that the public perception of her is all wrong.

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World
3:04 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

President Obama, Raul Castro To Share Face Time At Americas Summit

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 5:30 pm

The leaders of all 35 nations in the Western Hemisphere gather for the first time ever this week at the Summit of the Americas. It will be the first to include Cuba, and the first meeting of President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, since the U.S. and Cuba decided to normalize relations.

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Politics
3:04 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton's Upcoming Announcement, Rand Paul's Remarks

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 5:30 pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio's upcoming announcements for a presidential run and Rand Paul's controversial remarks this week.

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World
3:04 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

'Great Wall Of Sand': China Builds Islands In Contested Waters

A March 16 satellite image from the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative shows one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.
CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 6:13 pm

It's called Mischief Reef, appropriately enough, and China is hard at work there, building islands, dredging sand and piling it on top of partly-submerged coral reefs.

The idea is for China to stake an even bigger claim to hotly-contested territory in the South China Sea, which is an area also claimed by the Philippines and Vietnam.

President Obama expressed concern Thursday about China "using its sheer size and muscle to force countries into subordinate positions."

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Politics
3:04 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton To Announce Candidacy For 2016 Presidential Election

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 5:30 pm

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