Politics

12:05pm

Sat March 29, 2014
The Two-Way

West Virginia's Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Originally published on Sun March 30, 2014 11:05 am

Calling a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy unconstitutional, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bill that would have made it a crime to carry out such a procedure in West Virginia. Tomblin said the bill was a "detriment" to women's health and safety.

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6:59am

Sat March 29, 2014
Politics

Activists Push Public Financing Of N.Y. Political Campaigns

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 10:27 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

The U.S. Supreme Court could deliver a new ruling as early as next week that could undo existing limits on regulating political money. But on the other hand, a coalition of liberal groups has started pushing for the public finance of elections. They essentially want to give money to candidates so they don't have to chase big donors. And the current fight is going on in New York's state capitol, Albany. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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7:17pm

Fri March 28, 2014
It's All Politics

In Politics, Hog Castration Cuts Through The Ad Clutter

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 10:14 pm

A lot more people now know who Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is, which was the point of the hog-castration line in her campaign ad.
YouTube screen shot Joni Ernst for Senate YouTube channel

4:10pm

Fri March 28, 2014
Politics

Week In Politics: Obama In Brussels And A Bridge Scandal Report

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 5:34 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And we pick up there with our Friday regulars E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution. Hey there, E.J.

E.J. DIONNE: Hey.

CORNISH: And David Brooks of The New York Times. Hey David.

DAVID BROOKS: How are you?

CORNISH: So I want to continue the conversation about President Obama and go back to a speech he gave in Brussels on Wednesday. In it, he spoke about Russia, about NATO, about bigger ideas about the U.S. role in the world.

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4:10pm

Fri March 28, 2014
World

Obama Aims To Soothe Strained Relations In Saudi Arabia

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 5:34 pm

President Obama met Friday with the king of Saudi Arabia. There's considerable friction in the U.S.-Saudi relationship at the moment, with key differences over Syria and Iran.

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