Politics

9:52am

Wed March 25, 2015
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 6:43 am

The U.S. Supreme Court called a district court ruling that upheld Alabama's redistricting plan, which overloaded some districts with black Democrats, "legally erroneous." In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices rejected the ruling and sent it back to the lower court.

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3:07am

Wed March 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Obama Administration Emissions Rules Face Supreme Court Test

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 6:20 pm

Steam from a coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the sun near St. Marys, Kan. Industry groups say there should be a far more aggressive consideration of costs of regulation than the Obama administration took into account.
Charlie Riedel AP

The Supreme Court hears a challenge Wednesday to Obama administration rules aimed at limiting the amount of mercury and other hazardous pollutants emitted from coal- and oil-fired utility plants. The regulations are being challenged by major industry groups like the National Mining Association and more than 20 states.

The regulations have been in the works for nearly two decades. Work on them began in the Clinton administration, got derailed in the George W. Bush administration, and then were revived and adopted in the Obama administration.

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4:46pm

Tue March 24, 2015
Politics

U.S. Reconsiders Troop Withdrawal Plan In Afghanistan

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 11:40 am

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And we're going to talk more now about the decision to keep about 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of this year. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman is here in the studio.

Welcome, Tom.

TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: Hey, Audie.

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4:22pm

Tue March 24, 2015
Politics

President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 11:40 am

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4:22pm

Tue March 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 11:40 am

"It's an intense job, you give it all, everyday, and I just don't want to get into another term where I say 'Gee, it would be nice to take it a little bit easier,'" Mayor Joe Riley says.
Richard Ellis Getty Images

It might not sound newsworthy that Charleston, S.C., is getting a new mayor next year. But the last time the city elected a new mayor was 40 years ago, in December 1975.

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