Politics

10:46am

Thu June 5, 2014
It's All Politics

'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 2:15 pm

A Texas flag sticks out of the barrel of a rifle belonging to Robert Perez, as he and others with the group Open Carry Tarrant County gathered for a May 29 demonstration in Haltom City, Texas.
Tony Gutierrez AP

Last week, not long after a lone gunman's rampage in California, Texas witnessed an unnerving series of demonstrations.

Groups of young men, armed with tactical long rifles slung across their backs, began showing up at restaurants like Chili's and Chipotle, Sonic and Jack in the Box, to mention a few, as part of their response to another anguished gun control conversation.

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8:03am

Thu June 5, 2014
NPR Ed

The Birds And The Bees ... And iPads

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 12:03 pm

"The talk." The facts of life. The birds and the bees. Whatever you call it, do you remember when and how you first learned about human sexuality? For me, it was a series of conversations in school and with my parents that began in third grade with the classic picture book Where Did I Come From?.

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4:29am

Thu June 5, 2014
Politics

Senate Expected To Approve Sebelius Replacement At HHS

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 11:40 am

The Senate votes Thursday on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services Secretary, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell was running the Office of Management and Budget.

4:10am

Thu June 5, 2014
Politics

Senators Get Background Briefing On Sgt. Bergdahl's Release

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 11:40 am

With criticism mounting on Capitol Hill of a prisoner swap that traded 5 jailed Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, some military, intelligence and diplomatic officials briefed senators.

5:56pm

Wed June 4, 2014
It's All Politics

Is Clinton Distancing Herself From Obama? Maybe Not

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 7:05 pm

Hillary Clinton works a rope line at Intertech Plastics in Denver on Monday.
Brennan Linsley AP

Is Hillary Clinton distancing herself from the Obama administration in preparation for a 2016 presidential run?

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