Politics

4:03am

Tue April 22, 2014
Education

What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:04 am

Nikki Jones' preschool class at Porter Early Childhood Development Center in Tulsa.
John W. Poole NPR

For years, President Obama has been a vocal booster of early childhood education. In his past two State of the Union addresses, he has called on Congress to help fund preschool for every child in the country.

"Research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education," Obama told Congress in January.

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4:01am

Tue April 22, 2014
Law

High Court To Consider Political Lies, Future Of Broadcasting

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 9:36 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Two important cases will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court today. One of them involves a high-stakes, high-tech battle that has raised the possibility of major TV networks no longer broadcasting over the air. The other case involves the future of lying in political campaigns. Here's NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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3:56am

Tue April 22, 2014
NPR Story

Georgia Bill Loosens Restrictions On Guns In Public Places

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 11:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, more than 70 measures have gone into effect around the U.S. actually loosening restrictions on guns. And tomorrow the governor of Georgia is expected to sign a bill that will allow gung to be carried in more places. Among those against the gun bill are cities in Georgia concerned about having to spend more on security. Susanna Capelouto has this report.

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2:28am

Tue April 22, 2014
Politics

'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 2:09 pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a keynote address in San Francisco.
Ben Margot AP

In a high-rise office in Rosslyn, Va., Adam Parkhomenko is selling campaign paraphernalia for a campaign that may or may not happen.

"Bumper stickers, magnets, and then we have everything from T-shirts, we have baby onesies that we're almost out of now," says Parkhomenko.

Parkhomenko runs a group called Ready for Hillary. It's more than a Clinton fan club: It's a superPAC, a list-building superPAC.

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11:35am

Mon April 21, 2014
It's All Politics

Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 1:37 pm

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky testified last year in favor of revamping the nation's mandatory federal minimum sentencing laws.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

For more than a year, GOP Sen. Rand Paul has been staking out positions on issues that resonate in the black community, including school choice and prison sentencing reform. And he's been showing up in some unexpected — for a Republican — venues, including historically black colleges.

It's stirred an unusual degree of curiosity about the freshman Kentucky senator — and 2016 GOP presidential prospect — among the Democratic Party's most reliable voting bloc.

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