Thu April 24, 2014

On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 7:42 pm

A campaign sign for John F. Kennedy, a Republican running for office in Georgia, by the railroad tracks outside the city of Forsyth.
Adam Ragusea/GPB

Voting for this year's midterm elections is already underway in some states that hold early primaries. In Georgia, a field of seven GOP candidates is locked in a bitter fight for the nomination to succeed retiring Senate Republican Saxby Chambliss.

But another race that's turning heads in Georgia is one for state Senate that involves a candidate with a very familiar name: Kennedy.

Yes, his name is John F. Kennedy.

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Thu April 24, 2014
It's All Politics

Jeb Bush Treads Fine Line With Latest 2016 Hint

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 3:32 pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke at a conference in the state in January. He recently hinted — again — at his possible 2016 ambitions.
Wilfredo Lee AP

For political junkies reading the 2016 tea leaves, Jeb Bush offers this newly emptied cup: "I'm thinking about running for president."

That's the report from an attendee of Wednesday's closed-door Catholic Charities fundraiser in New York to Fox News, who said this was in response to a question about the former Florida governor's immediate plans.

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Thu April 24, 2014

Is Drug Testing For Welfare Fair?

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 11:20 am



I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We're starting again today as we did yesterday, with an important court decision. Yesterday, we focused on the Supreme Court's decision to let stand Michigan's ban on the use of race in public university admissions. That was passed by the voters a while back. Today, we want to talk about an issue the justices actually decided to bypass.

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Thu April 24, 2014
The Two-Way

Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 2:27 pm

President Obama speaks at a joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Thursday. Obama reinforced the U.S.-Japan security commitment.
Junko Kimura-Matsumoto AP

President Obama said Thursday that the U.S. believes Japan's administration of a contested island chain should not change "unilaterally," as he assured Tokyo that a U.S. security treaty "covers all territories administered by Japan."

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Thu April 24, 2014

Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 12:46 pm

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole (center) takes questions during a visit to the Johnson County Republican headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., on Monday. With him are Gov. Sam Brownback (left) and Rep. Kevin Yoder.
Orlin Wagner AP

In Kansas this week, a political icon returned home. Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole has been traveling the state, meeting with friends and supporters who embraced his long political career.

Dole is not running for office, but the 90-year-old has a tour schedule that could tire a politician half his age. He's made 10 public appearances over three days, including a stop at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

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