Politics

11:39am

Thu July 10, 2014
News

In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 3:00 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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11:29am

Thu July 10, 2014
Goats and Soda

A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 12:53 pm

Following a fierce presidential battle in Indonesia, both candidates — Jakarta Gov. Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his rival, former Gen. Prabowo Subianto — are declaring victory. Official results won't come out for another two weeks.

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11:27am

Thu July 10, 2014
It's All Politics

Number Of Registered Democrats In W.Va. Drops To Historic Low

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 12:20 pm

Voters go to the polls in Wheeling, W.Va., in November 2010.
David Smith AP

Republicans in West Virginia are touting an accomplishment this week that has historical significance for the state. For the first time in more than 80 years, Democratic voter registration has dropped to below 50 percent.

Numbers from the West Virginia secretary of state's office show it's true — that number has dropped, but just barely.

The number of registered Democrats in West Virginia as of June 30 stands at 612,288. Of the 1,226,745 voters in the state, that's 49.9 percent.

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5:52am

Thu July 10, 2014
Politics

Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 10:30 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Democrats in the Senate have unveiled legislation to override the recent Supreme Court decision on contraceptives.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

In that decision, the court sided with the owners of Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, ruling that many businesses do not have to pay for health insurance to cover contraceptives if they object on religious grounds.

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4:01am

Thu July 10, 2014
Politics

Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Originally published on Thu July 10, 2014 10:30 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good Morning. President Obama met yesterday with a man who once aspired to take his job. He met with Texas Governor, Rick Perry.

MONTAGNE: They talked about thousands of unaccompanied minors heading from Central America to the U.S. Many end up in Perry's state of Texas.

INSKEEP: After what's described as a respectful meeting, the Republican governor renewed his call for the president to secure the border.

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