Politics

4:20pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Author Interviews

Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 9:41 pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was a Republican presidential hopeful in the 2008 election. He writes that he wants his book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy to introduce Americans to life in "flyover country."
Justin Sullivan AFP/Getty Images

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is currently considering jumping into the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But if you're looking for a clear sign of his intentions, you won't find it in his new book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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12:22pm

Sat January 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, shown here in his Pentagon office Friday, explained that transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees required action from many parts of the federal government.
Ariel Zambelich NPR

President Obama wants to close the prison at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay before leaving office. But his departing defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, told NPR News the job is "going to be very difficult" to complete in that time.

Hagel made that remark in an exit interview Friday, one of only a handful he granted as he prepared to vacate his expansive office at the Pentagon. The interview will air Monday on Morning Edition.

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7:44am

Sat January 24, 2015
Asia

Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 3:15 pm

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7:44am

Sat January 24, 2015
Politics

U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 11:41 pm

Julie Byard, head of a Detroit nursery, tells children stories and sings them songs prior to their afternoon nap in 1942.
AP

Stumping in Kansas after his State of the Union, the president said that for most parents working today, child care is more than a "side issue," and that improving access "is a national economic priority for all of us."

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7:10am

Sat January 24, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 12:33 pm

A National Cadet Corps cadet walks past the saluting base during the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parades in Kolkata, India, on Saturday. President Obama will be the chief guest at the parade.
Bikas Das AP

President Obama will cut short a trip to India to make room on his itinerary to visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the late King Abdullah, who died on Friday.

Obama was scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday and spend three days in India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a trip that was to have included a visit to the Taj Mahal.

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